For a completely decadent dessert, try this amazing German Chocolate Pie. Atop a bed of chocolate chips lies a thick, chewy, and crunchy layer of coconut and pecans. When paired with my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust, it’s absolutely divine!

German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie

Let’s talk for a minute about decadent and amazing chocolate treats.  When I discovered German Chocolate Pie I was hooked.  Like never turning back hooked.  The mixture of chocolate, pecans, and sweet baked coconut just works wonders for me.  It is the perfect addition to a holiday table.  I especially love to make this one around Christmas time.  Fun fact:  For years I thought that the German chocolate pies and cakes got their origin in, wait for it, Germany. I was wrong.  Did you know that German Chocolate was named after the man that created it, whose last name just so happened to be German?  Well, you do now and you are welcome.

German Chocolate Pie Ingredients

To make this pie you will need a few things from the bakery aisle at your local supermarket.  To make things easier for you, I have prepared your shopping list for you!  You will need:

  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Pecans (pre-chopped if you want)
  • Baked Coconut
  • Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips, or if you can find it Real German Chocolate
  • Pre-baked Pie Crust (or try the Amish Never Fail Pie Crust Recipe)

German Chocolate Pie

How to Make German Chocolate Pie

To make this glorious pie you will start by grabbing a large bowl and whisking together the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla.  Mix until you it is pale in color and well-blended and then go ahead and add in the pecans and coconut.  Grab your pie tin with a pre-baked pie crust and pour in the chocolate chips, topped with the coconut mixture.  If you are using my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust, make sure to bake that for 20 minutes before filling.

PLEASE NOTE: The original recipe calls for 55-60 minutes, but it took my calibrated oven 80-85 minutes. 

There is really only way to improve this recipe, and that is to add some REAL German chocolate in place of the semi-sweet chocolate. If you can find it, I think you will really enjoy the depth of flavor!  Real German chocolate is much sweeter and has a higher sugar content than semi-sweet chocolate.
German Chocolate Pie

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GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
For a completely decadent dessert, try this amazing German Chocolate Pie. Atop a bed of chocolate chips lies a thick, chewy, and crunchy layer of coconut and pecans. When paired with my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust, it’s absolutely divine!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup sweetened baked coconut
  • 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 9- inch par-baked pie crust Try my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe below!

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla until pale and well-blended. Stir in the pecans and coconut.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips into the pie crust. Pour the filling over the chocolate chips and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 80 to 85 minutes until the filling no longer wiggles when shaken gently.

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Reader Comments

  1. It is very amazing that they call the cake “GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE”.
    I live in Germany, but they don’t use pecans or corn syrup here. Pecans are extremely expensive and you can’t buy corn syrup.
    This recipe is also more of an American recipe, so cakes of this type are rather unusual here.

  2. I’ve never seen German Chocolate chips. Could I grate German Chocolate Bar and use it instead?

  3. What is the “3/4 cup sweetened aked” in this recipe and when do you add it? It is not addressed anywhere.

    Thank you

  4. how I wish you make some cake that diabetic friendly..love all of them..but can’t have too much sugar..

  5. 80 minutes was too long. The pie was good but the pecans on top left a burnt taste. Check your pie after one hour.
    Not a keeper.

  6. When the top begins to brown cover it loosely with foil trying not to lay it on the filling, this should help prevent it from over browning. Hope this helps.

  7. i tried it and it was so yummy and delicious.but the pie was a bit burnt from top evn i baked it for 80 mnts ..what could b the reason??

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