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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie Recipe

Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie Recipe

This pie combines the ingredients everyone loves in its classic cake cousin. It's so silky and smooth, you won't be able to put your fork down. —Anna Jones, Coppell, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold lard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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 wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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°.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until cold. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note


Test Kitchen Tips

  • Use any single-crust pie pastry your heart desires, including pre-made if you're short on time.
  • Hold the scrambled eggs, please! To achieve a silky smooth filling and topping, heat the egg yolks slowly and gently.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 801 calories, 54g fat (24g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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    ScottsGrace User ID: 2739134 266005
    Reviewed May. 16, 2017

    "This was a very rich and delicious recipe! I made it for my mom for Mother's Day and it was a hit! Accidentally used 2 yolks in the chocolate mixture instead of 4 (I read the recipe wrong) but it still turned out very well. I think the only thing I would do differently is pan roast the pecans in a tiny bit of butter and season with some salt to make the pecan flavor pop!"

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    Belahn User ID: 7426569 265967
    Reviewed May. 14, 2017

    "I knew I would love this when I read the reviews of people who didn't like it because the chocolate filling was too dense and like fudge in a crust. That is my kind of pie. I can't stand pie that is too light and fluffy with no flavor but cream. I need pie and cake that takes a forklift to get it off the plate. This is it. It only makes 6 reasonable pieces so the calorie count is about 1000 calories a slice. I used a chocolate graham cracker crust which I think would be better than the one in the recipe. Where do you even find "lard"? Seriously? Anyway, great pie!"

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    slocook805 User ID: 7734059 265315
    Reviewed Apr. 29, 2017 Edited May. 1, 2017

    "Warning this pie makes 6, no less. servings. It's meant to be cut in the traditional 6 slice serving not the new smaller 8 slice size servings that seems to be called for. You'll want this pie at every function or dinner at home. It's that good. Top with sweetened heavy cream whipped til stiff. It lost 1 star due to the serving size called for."

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    skyvalleygal User ID: 8239830 265312
    Reviewed Apr. 29, 2017 Edited May. 4, 2017

    "This pie was a tradition for my family. I was married in 1971 and learned to make it back then. The recipe was always on the inside of the Baker's German chocolate bar. Years ago I misplaced my copy and found it no longer printed on the label. So thank you for publishing it once again. I will be making it soon. I know how rich it is and I love it!"

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    CrashDogsMom User ID: 6536917 263786
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2017

    "I wanted to love this pie. It was easy to make and looked great. But I agree with other reviewers stating that the chocolate filling was simply too dense. I was expecting the richness, but I think it would be better in something lighter. Loved the coconut topping and the pecans."

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    Lynne User ID: 8976412 257394
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016

    "I was looking for a special holiday pie and decided to try this. The chocolate was for to dense for me. It was like fudge in a crust. It lacked creaminess and it was so overpowering you couldn't taste the coconut topping. The recipe is quite complicated and not for beginners, but it was clear and we'll edited."

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    Jennifer User ID: 8975814 257347
    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

    "Super rich & fudgy, which I expected, and super delicious! I can't comment on the crust recipe, because I always use pre-made crusts, sorry, BUT the filling was amazing. For those reviewers complaining about it being too rich, too fattening, etc simply make a different pie! :O) This one is for those times you want an amazingly rich dessert packed into a little slice! Everyone who tried it at our Thanksgiving meal this year was impressed."

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    [email protected] User ID: 5818405 256916
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

    "Amazing - but very tiny slices is all you need for that chocolate & sweet rush!!"

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    gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 256383
    Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

    "Adding this awesome recipe to my pie list for Thanksgiving. Delicious! It was a huge hit at girl's night. (I DID leave out the coconut flakes though, because I hate coconut, BUT it still tasted delicious.) This is one dessert I don't think I'll ever regret making."

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    linsthompson User ID: 4308424 256151
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

    "Haven't tried it yet, but Hooray!! for lard. At least it's not manufactured, and it makes the best crusts, cookies, and even buttercream icing!"

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    Onefineday1963 User ID: 8958370 255784
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

    "Super dense, fudge candy like filling. Waaay too many calories and fat for the enjoyment value. Highly overrated. Basically, super unhealthy and expensive to make."

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    gramcayo User ID: 5095727 255274
    Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

    "Oh my gosh! Here we go again.........people who don't want to have a "splurge" shouldn't be making a chocolate pecan pie or at least not "preaching" about the unhealthyness of it. No one ever had a heart attack from a piece of pie"

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    sagami User ID: 3140523 252282
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

    "Way too much sodium in this pie. Your blood pressure would skyrocket in just one slice.

    The recommended intake of sodium is 1500 mg. No thanks, I'll pass on this recipe"

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    MaryannFT User ID: 8779384 244302
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

    "Can someone please figure out how to make this without the 54 grams of fat and 215 mg of cholesterol (not to mention the 800 calories per slice)?! I am not a grinch about fat and sugar--I use it all the time, but this recipe is almost unbelievably bad for your health. It is an invitation to heart failure or stroke, or both!"

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    laurakw User ID: 8629699 237837
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

    "Oh my goodness! I made this pie for my husband's birthday. He ALWAYS requests a German chocolate cake but after trying this pie, it's his new birthday dessert. I made it a second time a week later and now the family is asking me to make it again. I liked it better with sweetened coconut that was NOT toasted. The other time I used organic flake coconut and toasted as written. I used a graham cracker crust and next time I'll try a chocolate graham cracker crust. I'm sure it's delicious with a pastry crust, as written."

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    Taffeta User ID: 7909044 237688
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

    "I haven't made a pie in 20 yrs and when I got this request from the men in my family, I almost paniced. It was actually very easy to follow. I read the reviews and divided the filling into two pies and doubled the topping. It is delicious. Still wouldn't cut it into any less that 16 peices, but it just means it will last more than 3 hours with my men."

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    katiestanczak User ID: 7064606 237661
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

    "This is one of my absolute favorite pie recipes. The main change I made was that I used butter in the crust instead of lard. This pie is certainly a show-stopper!"

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    nanato19 User ID: 4987508 237610
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

    "I made this pie several years ago, the recipe was printed inside of the 'German chocolate' wrapper. And is soooooooo good, it's easy to get hooked on."

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    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 228368
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

    "Made this pie last week and it was a huge hit. It is what chocolate goodness is all about. I used a pre made pie crust. It is rich and sinfully so. Next time I will make it when it can be shared with guests. A little bit goes a long way.

    Janie"

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    aebwyatt User ID: 8261731 221400
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

    "Absolutely amazing! I knew when I saw lard in the crust this was a worthy recipe. The only tweaking I did was add a bit of salt to the filling and topping, a bit of sugar in the crust and extra coconut in the topping. Brilliant pie and one that I will be making again! :)"

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    Sanddiva User ID: 6512633 220352
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

    "This pie is so good you won't care how many calories it has... so don't look."

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    MarshaPringle User ID: 8135386 219942
    Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

    "I made this pie yesterday for my husband who loves chocolate. The pie is to dense and is more like fudge. The topping is also missing the mark. As far as a star I can't even give it one. Every disappointed."

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    EvansD User ID: 6695551 218947
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "I love chocolate, and my boyfriend's favorite cake is German chocolate. I made this as a treat for him, and followed the recipe exactly as written. My boyfriend took a couple of bites and said "no thanks!" I didn't ever think I would say these words, but -- this pie is way too chocolately! It is more like a fudge pie than German chocolate pie -- way too dense. The topping was nice, but a bit too sweet. Next time I will try one of the other recipes from Taste of Home that profess to be German chocolate pie, and tweak it a bit."

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    Loangirl1 User ID: 7384726 218473
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

    "This pie looked great! The filling and the icing look and taste fantastic! The crust, I would never make! I don't use lard in any form. I thought that went out years ago. Just a regular pie crust with vegetable shorting would work perfectly. I use a butter and Crisco combination. Overall it is wonderful! ( just change the crust )"

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    TKCloughfam User ID: 3077254 217779
    Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

    "I am only giving it 4 stars because I don't care for the crust recipe. I didn't notice it had no sugar so its not a sweet crust at all. The pie itself is amazing. Rich, chocolate, pecan, coconut goodness. I can understand why the crust is bland but still.... has no flavor. For people who want to lighten this recipe up or think its too rich, don't make it. ( : It is rich so take smaller pieces and have with something hot to drink. Its wonderful. It did take some work and time. So give yourself an hour to make. Enjoy!!"

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    cakhmk User ID: 7917097 217119
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

    "Sounds good but way to much fat, calories and cholesterol. Needs lightened up."

    MY REVIEW
    pabd User ID: 5914660 216595
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

    "a hit with my kids at Christmas. really rich..awesome treat!"

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    Bekaworth User ID: 6826774 216426
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "Very disappointed in this recipe. My husband loves German chocolate cake but would not eat this...not a good texture combination."

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    pattysimms User ID: 8175900 216390
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "Yumm... I shall make this. I've been to a TOH vooking class in Hermiston OR. It was so much fun & I even won a door prize. The instructor was personable, warm & entertaining!! Worth every penny! Thanks so much. I will go again. Any chance to be sent a new cookbook/tickets... for this "senior ole lady?" (Patty A. Simms, POB 692, Boardman, OR 97818) Thx, Ms. Patty ?"

    MY REVIEW
    2messy User ID: 3564704 216388
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "Not my favorite pie by far. The chocolate pie part of this recipe is way to rich."

    MY REVIEW
    DroBakes User ID: 7711587 216380
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "I made this pie for Thanksgiving, it was a huge hit!"

    MY REVIEW
    homecook14 User ID: 8187513 216212
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

    "I cook for my entire household of over 50 year old people. Though I am not a diabetic, my 79 year-old mother in-law is , so my question is: Can I substitute the sweetened condensed milk, all-purpose flour and heavy whipping cream with another without totally sacrificing the taste and flavor of the pie? Would appreciate feedback."

    MY REVIEW
    chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 215998
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

    "Fantastic. I did use my own gluten free crust recipe."

    MY REVIEW
    grannyjan5 User ID: 8137537 213881
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

    "If you love fudge.....this is for you!! My niece made for Thanksgiving and it was a nice addition to traditional pumpkin. It is very RICH but very good!!"

    MY REVIEW
    Debbieramirez User ID: 8135943 213822
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

    "I just made this pie for Thanksgiving and got worried after reading others reviews about it being too sweet, etc. It was AMAZING! I followed the recipe to the "t" including the homemade crust. There are many more steps then I was used to but it turned out perfect. My family said it tasted like it came from a restaurant. We were eating it at breakfast the next morning with coffee lol. The only thing some of the family added was whipped cream while eating.

    It was not too sweet. I wonder if some reviewers had not used the right chocolates. Highly recommend this pie. It is a special occasion desert and was great at room temp and cold.! You will not be disappointed."

    MY REVIEW
    weluv2lol2 User ID: 7875442 213803
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

    "The pie is really delicious! However, I agree that you must serve in very small slices. It is soooo rich that you seriously can't eat much of it. Makes it serve more people though! yay"

    MY REVIEW
    ahartmeyer User ID: 8132803 124453
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

    "This is amazing! I recommend serving in small slices because it is so rich. My mother wanted me to make this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit."

    MY REVIEW
    bbartkowiak User ID: 8130430 121013
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

    "Turned out fantastic. People were raving over it."

    MY REVIEW
    Sheri.Cochran User ID: 8128834 213590
    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

    "This is a keeper! I made two of these last night. It is fantastic! It is very dense and rich. Serving in small slices is best. I would let it sit out for a couple of hours from the refrigerator before serving because of the density, but either way is very good! I am not sure why a couple of others had it turn out bitter. The only things I can think how that could happen is, either the chocolate was burnt (which is easy to do), did not use the right chocolate or did not use the right proportions of unsweetened chocolate."

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    peppyhappiness User ID: 8128268 184761
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

    "Are you using the sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated or regular milk? That was my only guess as to why it was runny. I made this tonight and the chocolate filling was pretty thick when I poured it in. "

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    decorchic User ID: 8127547 213589
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014 Edited Nov. 29, 2014

    "I made this pie and it looks just like the photo. Hopefully, when it's cut at our Thanksgiving meal, it will taste as good as it looks! I didn't have any problems with it setting. I had to give it 5 stars in order to post this comment even lthough I haven't tasted it yet! Well.....this pie is delicious :) rich and decadent!! My family loved it too. I'll be making it again for sure!!!"

    MY REVIEW
    Blmccubbin User ID: 8118349 199349
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

    "Made. Use Bakers unsweetened & sweet choc

    Definitely it's good !!! Worth the trouble!!"

    MY REVIEW
    dukeduke User ID: 8127354 199347
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

    "I could not get this to set up. I checked and double checked and checked again the recipe and after I poured the chocolate, eggs yolks, milk etc. into the pie crust and baked it the pie was still runny. I put it back in the over for an additional 15 minutes and still runny. Anyone else had this problem?"

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    cindylou700 User ID: 8123457 184760
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

    "Question. Can I substitute light cream for heavy cream for the topping?"

    MY REVIEW
    tgaither User ID: 8122173 124448
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

    "I made the pie over the weekend and it was fantastic. The only thing I would do different, I would use 4 tablespoons of cold butter, and two tablespoons of lard, in the crust. I agree with BaileysMom1022, I am sure shakaye926, did not use the correct chocolates. I could not find Baker's German chocolate in my local stores, so I used Baker's semi-sweet and added four tablespoons of sugar. I also agree, serve the pie at room temperature."

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    BaileysMom1022 User ID: 8110738 126589
    Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

    "I'm wondering if shakaye926 used the right types of chocolate, in the correct amounts, because I made this recipe last night exactly as written- and it is deliciously decadent. Goes well with a glass of milk! It is a thick pie, as some have stated, but if you like it softer, just don't refrigerate it. If you're expecting this to taste like a german chocolate cake or a pecan pie- you will be disappointed. If you're expecting a new twist on old favorites- it's sure to please. I love it and will be making it a new tradition in our home over the holidays."

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    shakaye926 User ID: 8106368 199346
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

    "the bitter chocolate completely overwhelms.. so bitter had my family asking if i left out sugar.. maybe use sweet or bittersweet choc with les german.. i followed recipe completely.. disappointing ."

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    chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 199344
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

    "I plan to make this for Thanksgiving so I did a dry run over the weekend. This is a very rich, decadent dessert. I cut it into 16 slices (not 8) given how rich it was. This was a delicious treat, can't wait to make it for the holidays."

    MY REVIEW
    denapark User ID: 8076526 141044
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

    "are we sure the nutrition facts are correct 801 calories for 1 slice? etc."

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    LavadaRoberts User ID: 8080121 190505
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "I opted to use 6oz semisweet chocolate. My family loved it. definitely adding it to Thanksgiving dessert table"

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    jsisso User ID: 8102836 200799
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "Can't wait t ry this! May I freeze it"

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    TreysAlice User ID: 8100044 126586
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

    "I think this recipe is the most decadent thing I have ever read. You know if it is named after the cake...nirvana!"

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    rng1977 User ID: 2723871 126581
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

    "I was asked to try this recipe by my husband, so I did. As I was making it, I knew something was not right. For one, German chocolate cake does not use unsweetened chocolate in the cake, it's straight up sweet. The frosting, topping or whatever doesn't have brown sugar in it at all. So I try a piece, the filling is extremely dense and dark tasting and completely overpowers the frosting, which doesn't taste like the normal frosting anyway. I've made German chocolate cake and chocolate pies from scratch for years and this recipe is going in the trash. I'm using my own to create a real German chocolate pie and not this poor excuse for a pie."

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    SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 196724
    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

    "I love chocolate pie AND German choc. cake so I had to try this pie.....couldn't find German chocolate but used semi sweet & it was fine....a nice treat."

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    pistoldee User ID: 8095962 141043
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

    "This pie is delicious... I goofed and bought semisweet chocolate and the pie was still great. The instructions are well written too. This recipe is definatley a keeper. If it sounds too sweet for you, why make it? DUH!"

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    cowgirlbabs User ID: 6519317 200798
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

    "Excellent for serious chocolate lovers!!!!"

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    djcrazylady User ID: 6529479 196720
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

    "I think the german chocolate they are calling for is Bakers chocolate squares, they make a german chocolate now."

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    JBethSchilling User ID: 8084717 200797
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

    "Amazing! Some of the reviews made me nervous that it would be hard or too sweet. It came out perfect! Like others I used a premade crust; less time and fat. Just make sure you take it out when it's set (a little jiggle is good), any more and I think that's where people got a more dense pie. The topping was amazing! I did add about 1/4 tsp corn starch because I had some trouble getting it to thicken. I will definitely keep this recipe. Wish I could add a picture!"

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    kuehnran User ID: 8083686 124407
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

    "I am a German chocolate Lover. This pie is awful! Might as well grab a spoon and sugar bowl! Look at the nutritional facts - 801 calories for one slice."

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    tlcplus3 User ID: 361623 200796
    Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

    "I have a question about the cold lard. Can this be substituted?"

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    cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 189193
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

    "Made this for Father's Day, as my husband loves coconut. I have to agree with sealmeat: the pie was very hard and dense, and (for me, at least) the chocolate filling overwhelmed the taste of the coconut topping. Combined with the long prep time, it is not a recipe I will make again. It was certainly not "silky and smooth". Since my husband said he thought it was good (although maybe he was just being polite), I gave it 3 stars."

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    gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 124405
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

    "My family who is pretty picky loved this. I couldn't find German chocolate at any of my usual grocery stores. So I substituted semi-sweet baking chocolate instead. Nobody argued! I also didn't put any nuts INSIDE the chocolate batter, only on the top where no-nut-ers could remove them. I also didn't make the homemade crust - although I want to try it later. I just used the frozen kind. Still yummy!

    It was easy to make as well."

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    sealmeat User ID: 5099959 141042
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

    "Made this for Thanksgiving, and it looked so good, everyone wanted to try it. After one bite, however, it was abandoned and people moved on to the lemon merengue, pumpkin and apple. The pie is incredibly dense. The consistency is almost like cold caramel. It was like cutting through a brick to serve it. Eaters wanted a lighter dessert option after Thanksgiving dinner. Also, nauseatingly sweet, which is difficult to come by in my family. I gave this 2 stars instead of one because the coconut topping is the best from scratch recipe I've tried. I'll use this topping on other recipes and leave the pie for someone with a tougher stomach."

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    Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 141041
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

    "A very fudgy pie! I used a refrigerated pre-made crust cause I'm not good with making pie crusts. A very decadent pie, rich without being overly sweet. Although the ending instruction said to 'refrigerate for 4 hours or until cold', I preferred to store the pie at room temperature because I thought it tasted better that way, and there weren't any ingredients that were temperature-sensitive."

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    CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 120934
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

    "Delicious! The filling is very rich and the coconut-pecan topping is the best I've ever had. A nice change from the standard German chocolate cake."

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    micah68tlb User ID: 2474652 196718
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

    "I will admit that I did not use the crust recipe, simply because I already had a crust ready from my usual recipe when I was making Thanksgiving pies.. So my stars rating is solely to be applied to the filling. I liked it so much that I made a recipe of this for my Christmas goodies WITHOUT a crust. I baked it in an 8X8, buttered, foil lined pan and am cutting it into 1" X 1" pieces to serve like fudge. I baked it 30 minutes at 350 degrees and then cooled it and made the topping. I did not put pecans in the chocolate part, but I did add about 3/4 cup chopped pecans to the coconut topping. I agree that it makes a very rich pie, so, for me, eating it like fudge works. My family enjoys it this way as well. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!"

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    JEMHICKMAN User ID: 3492126 213588
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

    "Assume!! I made this pie for our office Christmas lunch. I cut it in to 12 slices because it is very rich. It took first place in the dessert contest and several people asked for the recipe. One of my new favorites."

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    pdarwin User ID: 7144531 190501
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

    "Oh My! Oh My! was what I heard from everyone that ate a piece. It is sinfully delicious!!! At Thanksgiving we had 5 other types of pies and this was by far the favorite!! Field Editor since July, 2013"

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    kristinscotth User ID: 2609242 184758
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

    "This pie is excellent! It was rich and delish. I loved the texture. It was easy to make. I highly recommend this recipe."

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    DUROD User ID: 6308950 126580
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

    "I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a BIG hit! I'm not a baker, but I followed the directions exactly and it came out perfect. Thanks for this one!"

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    pkinneberg User ID: 1085653 139937
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

    "Made this for Thanksgiving this year. It was excellent. I am always looking for new pies to add to my FAVORITES LIST....and this one will now be on that list. It was not hard to make, just had several steps to it...and being a baker, I don't mind that if the pie is worth it! Got a lot of compliments on it. Thanks for the super recipe!"

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    tp90jws User ID: 1035784 126579
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

    "First time I ever rated a recipe! This is awesome!! It is rich and smaller pieces would be best, but it is not overly sweet. Great blend of flavors! My husband liked it better than his all time favorite, French Silk chocolate pie."

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    texassews User ID: 7504992 200795
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

    "I hated like the dickens to rate this pie only two stars. I did it because I thought the pie was waaay too sweet. Even my sweet tooth son who loves things that are over the top too sweet said it was too sweet for him. Now, if you were to make these into truffles about 3/4 inch and dip them into chocolate for a candy, I can see that. Was the taste good? It was absolutely wonderful and all flavors melded and blended into a perfect concoction, but one that was just too sweet for us. One other note----the pie was definitely harder than most. There was baking, microwaving the chocolate, cooking on the stove, cooling and cooling and on and on. For a special occasion, OK. But -- the pie was not one I would serve to guests as it has been my observation that after a dinner party people do not want a cloyingly sweet ending. My guests usually want something a bit lighter. As I said at the beginning, I am sorry to give this pie 2 stars. The flavor gets 10, but then we couldn't take the richness of the pie. Cut into very small pieces as was mentioned by another reviewer."

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    momoflandl User ID: 5566695 124404
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

    "Loved, loved, loved this pie. I love my deserts super rich and tasty and this definitely fit the bill. I cut it into 16 slices which was certainly enough. I took it to a church pot luck and left with only one slice left, enough for a guilty midnight snack! I used my own crust recipe only because I already had the dough prepared. I will certainly make this again."

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    Nerak1960 User ID: 1430605 139934
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

    "I just made this pie and I cannot say enough about it. The filling is amazing! It is like a soft truffle. As for the pie crust I cheated and used a frozen one. My husband loved the pie also. I will be making it again for Thanksgiving. easy also."

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    Southernmama User ID: 81270 141040
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

    "Saw this in my latest issue of TOH magazine and delighted to find all the ingredients in pantry. Made it for hubby who then told me I could do it again for Thanksgiving and then, so we wouldn't forget how delicious it is, we should have it again for Christmas and wouldn't it make a nice dessert for New Year's Day!! To say we liked it would be a gross understatement. Anna has been promoted to genius in my kitchen!! Awesomely delicious."

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    Kresti User ID: 5661001 213587
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

    "Very rich - cut into small slices! I made this for "pie Night" at our church choir and it was a HUGE hit!!"

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    lisa8251 User ID: 5618573 199199
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "Mmm sounds yummy to me, I never knew what to do with lard, I think I will try this pie and make a lard crust! Bah hum bug to thd tart who rated a recipe based on her... age...? Ignorance?"

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    kathidahl User ID: 1718596 213586
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "Do not normally review anything I have not tried, but......Anyone who really bakes knows lard makes the best pie crust..lard is a natural product compared to some of the other manufactured products. I will stay with my lard...in moderation as with everything."

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    ytsmom User ID: 817414 120933
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "Lard is back 'in' because it contains no trans-fats.

    This recipe sound tasty and decadent!"

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    momtomatt User ID: 1197551 184757
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "If you don't like lard, you can always use your favorite pie crust recipe. :) I can't wait to try this recipe!"

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    Patriot1 User ID: 3430866 196717
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "Lard makes extra flaky pie crusts. Everyone has the right to eat or not eat a recipe. There is no need to give the recipe a low rating just because you don't like an ingredient. That is petty."

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    bluejeanbean User ID: 2234464 196716
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "I have not seen lard in a recipe in years and years."

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