Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie
Total TimePrep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold lard
- 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
- 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in lard until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
- Bake 11-13 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned. Remove foil and weights; bake 6-8 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
- In a microwave, melt chocolates in a large bowl; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk in milk, egg yolks and vanilla; stir in pecans. Pour into crust. Bake 16-19 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and a thermometer reads 160°, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
- Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until cold.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 801 calories, 54g fat (24g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.
Dec 7, 2019
this was excellent. Hubby said it's the best pie he's ever had-and I make a lot of pies. It is rich, but I don't think it's too rich, hey, it's pie! I made as is, except used my own pie crust. I've already been given the order (by family) to make sure I make it for Christmas dinner.
Nov 29, 2019
I wouldn't make this again. I like rich desserts but this was way too sweet.
Nov 24, 2019
This was very good and relatively easy. For me it was WAY too sweet and rich. My hb and daughter really liked it.
Nov 21, 2019
Looks amazing. Is there a healthy substitution for lard?
Nov 20, 2019
Delicious! It’s now on my must-make list for the holidays!
Nov 17, 2019
Made this pie for my husband for the first time tonight and it was delicious!! I first thought with all the steps it would be difficult but although it has lots of steps it was worth it!! It is very rich you need a big glass of milk or cup of hot coffee. Delicious!!
Aug 19, 2019
This is a great recipe. Love the taste. Cut small portions because it is very rich
Aug 7, 2019
For those who are asking where can lard be bought. I have bought at Wal-Mart stores.
Apr 6, 2019
If you love German chocolate cake you will love this too. It is delicious.
Jan 30, 2019
I made this recipe for my mom for her birthday. I wanted to change things up from her usual favorite, German chocolate cake. It was the biggest hit ever! She loved it so much she shared with her coworkers. The next weekend, I made several more pies and gave out the recipe. I personally dont like it BECAUSE I dont like nuts or coconut. The recipe is a little on the difficult side for people like me who struggle to make a boxed cake mix. People who hands on understand hard ball and soft ball candy terms, this should be a breeze. Apparently, I figured it out and did a good job.