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German Chocolate Pie

I'm known among family and friends for my desserts. This one is their very favorite. It's been a sweet standby of mine for some 20 years now.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in chocolate mixture. Pour into pastry shell.
  • Combine pecans and coconut; sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until puffed and browned.
  • Cool for 4 hours. Chill until serving (filling will become firm as it cools).
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 565 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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