Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

"A pie reminisce of German Chocolate Cake. Very rich, dense, chocolately pie. From Taste of Home. Note: Chill time not included."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Mix flour and salt in a small bowl . . . blend lard in until crumbly. Add ice water gradually, toss until dough holds together. Shape into a disk and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight wrapped in plastic wrap.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle on a lightly floured surface. Transfer dough to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inches beyond rim of plate and flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil and fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned. Remove foil and weights . . . bake 6-8 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  • Melt chocolates in a large bowl in the microwave and stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk in milk, egg yolks and vanilla until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into crust.
  • Bake 16-19 minutes or until set.
  • Cool 1 hour on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile . . . combine brown sugar, cream and butter in a small heavy saucepan. On medium heat, bring to a boil, while stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks in a small bowl. Return all to pan and whisk constantly, cook 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
  • Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until cold.

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