German Chocolate Pie

I hope your Christmas was full of love and warmth and some good things to eat! Food is never scarce this time of year, it is? Goodness. It’s a real good thing that Christmas only comes once a year! This Christmas Eve, after church, and a big dinner of my mom’s beef brisket, sweet potatoes, green beans and home made rolls, we all dug into this pie. German chocolate pie. A buttery flaky crust filled with gooey chocolate, coconut, and toasted pecans. It was rich, and sweet, and full of deliciousness! A perfect Christmas treat!

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German Chocolate Pie

Ingredients:

recipe for a 9 inch single crust
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
4 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
 
Directions:
 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare the crust and fit it to a 9 inch pie pan and crimp the edges.
 
Combine the coconut and pecans in a medium bowl and mix well.
 
Break the chocolate into small chunks. Put the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan on medium heat until melted. Add the half and half, stir well, and set aside.
 
In a separate bowl combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir well. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Pour this mixture into the pie shell, and sprinkle the coconut-pecan mixture over the top.
 
Put the pie into the preheated oven and bake until the filling is puffed up, lightly browned, and fairly firm – 45-50 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
 
:: Carrie ::