COCONUT-PECAN GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I've always loved pies, really more than cake, so when I saw this recipe for German Chocolate Pie, I was thrilled. I can almost taste that creamy, chocolate-y filling! This is one I want to try with my granddaughter.
Recipe: tasteofhome.com
11-17-14

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
single crust pie dough
4 oz
german sweet chocolate, chopped
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 can(s)
(14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
4
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
chopped pecans

TOPPING

1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
butter, cubed
2
egg yolks
1 c
flaked coconut
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
chopped pecans

Step-By-Step

1Roll dough to a 1/8-in. thickness in a circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim and flute. Line unpricked pastry with foil. Fill with pie weights. Bake in a preheated 400º oven for 12 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 6-8 minutes or until light brown. Cool. Reduce oven setting to 350º.
2Melt chocolates; cool slightly.
3Whisk in milk, yolks and vanilla; stir in pecans.
4Pour into crust. Bake 16-19 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack.
5In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
6Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into yolks; return to pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until thickened and a thermometer reads 160º. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
7Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Chill 4 hours or until cold.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian