It’s been a while since I have posted a recipe, so I thought I should maybe help you out with your upcoming Holiday Baking To-Do List. This pie is a cinch to make, tastes fantastic (sooo chocolately!) and looks pretty, too! Isn’t that everything you want with a holiday dessert?
German Chocolate Pie
- 1 1/2 cups coconut (reserve a bit for decoration)
- 1/2 cup pecans or mixed nuts
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons constarch
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- pinch teaspoon salt
- 12 oz. evaporated milk
- chocolate syrup for garnish
- fully baked pie shell, from scratch of store bought
- Mix coconut and nuts & set aside.
- Put remaining ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into pie shell.
- Sprinkle with coconut and nuts.
- Bake at 375* for 45-50 minutes.
- When cooled, top with reserved coconut (I used some large flakes) and chocolate syrup.
Since I have been listing great deals for the other days of December, I thought it might be nice to leave you with a couple of nice Wish List Items you could pick up for yourself, another Foodie friend, or have your other half (we both know he’s probably not the “better” half, just the Other Half) pick up for you for Christmas. Just try this:
“Oh, honey, look! DoughMessTic has this awesome pie plate. She says it rocks and makes pie baking so much easier. I bet if I had a pie pan just like that, I would bake pies for you all. the. time. I bet I would. But, well, it would feel wrong to buy it for myself…maybe next year.”
And then leave this webpage up. Maybe he’ll click it.
And if THAT doesn’t work, sneak his credit card out of his wallet while he’s taking a shower, and just buy it yourself. You deserve it.
The pie above I baked in a Fat Daddio’s removable bottom tart pan. I LOVE that pan. It is high quality, easy to clean, and extra tall so that you can make big, fat pies. I lined the bottom with parchment, and it slipped right out, nice and clean. (No, Fat Daddio’s did NOT pay me to say that…though I wish they would.)
I have also used and LOVE the Pie Plate from Emile Henry. Yes, it’s a little bit pricy, but it is fabulous and really makes a statement when you take it to a party. Plus, you can leave it out on your counter or in an open faced cabinet because it looks so nice. I have it in yellow, 12 inch, as I won it last year during The Kitchn Pie Bake Off. Now I want these little guys, too – aren’t they precious?
By the way, many of these type of items are available at Amazon with the 4 for 3 promotion…meaning, by 4, pay for 3. So stock up!!
Thanks for stopping by!