German Chocolate Pie Recipe
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German Chocolate Pie Recipe

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I'm known among family and friends for my desserts. This one is their very favorite. It's been a sweet standby of mine for some 20 years now.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 565 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in chocolate mixture. Pour into pastry shell.
  3. Combine pecans and coconut; sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until puffed and browned.
  4. Cool for 4 hours. Chill until serving (filling will become firm as it cools). Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as German Chocolate Pie in Country Woman May/June 1994, p29

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 253998
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Llangley6 we use large eggs in the Test Kitchen. Note that it calls for a deep-dish pastry shell."

LLangley6 User ID: 8931115 253924
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"Wanting to try this. Has anyone else had a problem using large eggs?"

lvarner User ID: 35803 221697
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This is so good! I love this pie. It's got my favorite flavors of German chocolate cake in pie form (and I think it's much easier to make)!"

bonniegray User ID: 2117661 213826
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Family favorite, been baking this pie for years"

Grannyjennie User ID: 7095539 3954
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time, finally found THE ONE! So very yummy, and actually very easy to make. Do use a deep dish pie plate and you won't have any messes!"

Haman User ID: 337932 10412
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"Our son-in-law loves pie, so I try to make one for him often. This recipe has been in my file for years but never made it until yesterday. He an our daughter said it was really,really good and she asked for the recipe."

walpatpier User ID: 4256498 25692
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Loved this. I'm a big coconut & chocolate fan so this hit the spot. Can't wait to introduce the rest of my family to it. Definitely a keeper!"

ChocolateQween13 User ID: 1349787 10716
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

"I love this recipe, my family just had a fit over it! I also took it to work and my co- workers are driving me crazy over the recipe!!"

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