German Chocolate Pie

  • Yield: 8 servings


4ounces German's sweet chocolate
1/4cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 1/3cups evaporated milk
1 1/2cups sugar
3tablespoons cornstarch
1/8teaspoon salt
2-- eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1-- unbaked (9- or 10-inch) pie shell
1 1/3cups flaked coconut
1/2cup pecans, chopped


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir in the evaporated milk gradually.  Remove from the heat.  Mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl.  Mix the eggs and vanilla in a bowl.  Stir into the sugar mixture.  Stir in the chocolate mixture gradually.  Pour into the pie shell.  Mix the coconut and pecans in a bowl.  Sprinkle over the filling.  Bake at 375F for 45 to 50 minutes.  Do not overbake; the filling should still be soft in the center.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Rockwall Women’s League A League of Our Own; From Blue Jeans to Ball Gowns (The Rockwall Women’s League, Rockwall, Tx., 2006).