German Chocolate Pie

  • Yield: 8 servings

"I have made this pie for 36 years and my family and friends all love it. My daughter always wants this pie for her birthday instead of cake."


4ounces German chocolate
1/4cup butter
1 1/2cups sugar
1/8teaspoon salt
1teaspoon vanilla extract
3tablespoons cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2cups evaporated milk
1 unbaked 10-inch pie crust
1 1/3cups shredded coconut
1/2cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In microwave, melt chocolate and butter on a low setting in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Stir several times during melting process to prevent burning.
  3. When chocolate is melted, stir in sugar, salt, vanilla, cornstarch and eggs until well blended. Stir in evaporated milk until smooth. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Mix coconut and pecans together; sprinkle evenly over chocolate mixture. Use a knife to cut through coconut into chocolate mixture in several places. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set.

Recipe by Janet Curtis, North Platte, Neb.


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