German Chocolate Cream Pie

The holidays are upon us and we love getting together with family and friends.  Homemade pie goes right along with holiday entertaining.  German chocolate cream pie is always a crowd favorite.

Serves: 8

German Chocolate Cream Pie

5 hr, 15 Prep Time

46 minCook Time

6 hr, 1 Total Time

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  • Pie Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Pie:
  • 1 (4 ounce) bar German Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Pie Crust:
  2. Mix flour, shortening, and salt with fingers until a crumb mixture forms. Then add in the cold water and mix together until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour so it is easier to work with. Then roll out on a floured surface and place in a 9 inch pie plate. Trim and flute the edges. Set aside.
  3. Pie:
  4. Add the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat and add evaporated milk. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and chocolate mixture from the saucepan. Mix together well.
  6. Mix together 1 1/3 cups coconut and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Mix half of this mixture into the chocolate pie filling.
  7. Pour the chocolate pie filling into the prepared crust and sprinkle the other half of the coconut/pecan mixture on top of the pie.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 42-46 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely (about 4 hours).
  9. Before serving, add the rest of the coconut and pecans to the top.
  10. Topping:
  11. Beat the whipping cream until it thickens. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Dollop on pie or you can spread it over the entire pie.
Recipe Type: Dessert

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