German Chocolate Pie Recipe -
German Chocolate Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

German Chocolate Pie

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"This is a pie with the flavor of a German Chocolate Cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in the milk, chocolate, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup of mixture into egg yolks. Return mixture to saucepan; bring to boiling. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Turn the hot pie filling into the baked pie shell.
  4. In another saucepan, combine the beaten egg, evaporated milk, the 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Cook and stir over medium heat just till the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the coconut and pecans.
  5. Spread the pecan mixture evenly over the chocolate filling. Cool the pie on a wire rack; chill thoroughly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2003

I was looking for a recipe for German Chocolate pie like they have at Furr's Restraunt... I found this one.. Not the same.. this one was out of this world. I made it for the 4th of july and nothing was left!! I have made 7 of these since! Everyone wants one!!!! Awesome!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2012

I had high hopes for this recipe, but it was just okay. Thanks anyways


61 Ratings

Sep 29, 2003

This is the closest I have found to the German Choc. Pie at Tippins!!!

Feb 11, 2011

Followed directions exactly and wow what a great pie! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. This one is a keeper! I had to add that now I have given out this recipe 6 times in the last couple of hours. WOW what a HIT!

Dec 01, 2010

I make these pies for each holiday, my family loves them! I follow the recipe exactly except sometimes I reduce the amount of milk so that the filling is more fudgy. Also, with the topping I mix the evaporated milk and egg first with a whisk. Then as I'm heating the topping I continue to mix with the whisk. This keeps the egg from cooking, it just takes longer for it to thicken up. Great recipe!

Sep 29, 2003

I found this recipe very simple. It comes closest to a pie I had at an Amish restaurant. Simply delicious. Chris from Ohio

Sep 29, 2003

Wow! What a great pie!! I even gave it five stars on the quickness because it was worth the time and effort! I took it to church for a dinner we had and only brought the pie plate home-along with several requests for the recipe!Looking forward to preparing it again!!!

Aug 19, 2011

There's a little restaurant in my small city that makes excellent German chocolate pie. Well, I just had to try to duplicate it, so that I didn't have to go clear across town anymore to get it. This did not duplicate it, it FAR EXCEEDED it!! This is the yummiest pie and really does taste like German chocolate cake. I loved it. I made it exactly as written and it was perfect. The German chocolate is just a sweet and interesting flavor, much better than regular ol' milk chocolate and the topping is divine. It makes more than plenty of it, though, so I certainly helped myself to a few spoonfuls. Mmmm...delish! The filling is so rich and yummy, it really does resemble a mousse. My first pie crust didn't work for me, so I had to run to the store to get another and bake it and even though the filling just sat there the whole time, it still tasted great! I wholly recommend this recipe for anyone who likes German chocolate cake. This and a cup of coffee would be a match made in heaven. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 481 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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