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German Chocolate Pie

Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Basic Pastry for a 10-inch Pie
  • 1 (4-ounce) package sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate shavings

Nutrition Information

  • calories 673
  • fat 38.8 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • sodium 409 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare Pastry; place in a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pieplate. Set aside.

  2. Combine baking chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in evaporated milk; set aside.

  3. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl; add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Gradually stir in chocolate mixture, using a wire whisk. Pour mixture into unbaked pastry shell, and sprinkle with coconut and chopped pecans.

  4. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. (Pie may appear soft, but will become firm after cooling.) Cool at least 4 hours. Top pie with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.