Silky and creamy, this sweet German Chocolate Pie recipe combines a chocolate cream pie with German sweet chocolate, topped with caramel coconut pecan frosting to make a pie that's to-die-for.
German Chocolate Pie
My husband's favorite cake is German chocolate. I make it at least once every year, usually for his birthday (though I haven't made it yet this year. I'll have to get on that...) Anyway, I know I've mentioned that before, like in my German chocolate cookies recipe, or my German chocolate brownies recipe, or the classic fan-favorite German chocolate cake.
Now I'm not sure why I haven't thought of this before because if you ask Mr. Gracious if he likes cake, he'll say no. And then he'll usually hastily add that he does like German chocolate cake. He'll eat cake (and I swear it's not because I force feed him... Alright. Maybe just a little. But who doesn't want to eat cake? I don't get it.), but he loves pie. Any kind of pie. But a German chocolate PIE! Loooove.
So here's the deal with this German Chocolate Pie recipe. It's basically a spin-off of our favorite French silk pie, but uses German sweet chocolate instead of traditional baking chocolate. Then it's topped with the best part of it's namesake, the coconut pecan frosting. This stuff is so good. And I don't even like coconut. Or pecans. (that may make me as strange as Mr. Gracious... Hey! That's why we work together!) But seriously. The frosting takes on this caramel-y consistency and flavor, and it is de-lish-OUS! But don't take my word for it. Whip this German chocolate pie up right now! It will only take about 30 minutes!
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German Chocolate Pie Recipe
German Chocolate Pie
- 1 baked 9-inch pie shell THIS is my favorite easy pie crust recipe
- 12 tablespoons butter 1 ½ sticks, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 ounces German baking chocolate melted and cooled
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 3 large eggs
For the Coconut Pecan Frosting
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and chocolate, and beat again on high until combined.
- Add one egg at a time, beating on high for 3 minutes after adding each egg.
- Continue whisking the mixture until it's completely smooth and creamy.
- Scoop chocolate filling into the pie shell, and smooth out.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- While the pie is chilling prepare the frosting, following the instructions in the other recipe.
- When coconut pecan frosting has cooled, top chocolate pie with the frosting.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve.
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Mrs Major Hoff says
My dad will go nuts for this! I'll have to add it to the Thanksgiving pie list! Thanks!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Ohhh - German chocolate everything!! I love it! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner linky
Oh my pie! This looks & sounds so good. Thanks for sharing at the InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives. Shared.
The Better Baker says
Sounds fabulous. I want some!! =) Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.
Alison | Blossoming Intentions says
This looks heavenly, and it might be a must for our Thanksgiving dessert table!! Yum!
How much chocolate do you melt for the decorative topping? Anything added to this chocolate?
I just used like a half cup of chocolate chips melted in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, nothing added. Then I transferred to a baggie and squeezed it on top.
Thank you Michelle!
I’m confused on this recipe...... you add eggs but then you don’t cook it?
The filling is a classic French silk with German chocolate. So, yes. That is how a traditional French silk pie is prepared.
ROSE CALENDA says
how much is 1/2 of icing?
Are you asking the actual amount in cups? Or how to halve the recipe? There's a little slider bar in the recipe card that you should be able to use to halve the recipe or double it.