GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time: 45
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 (4 ounce) bar German sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 1 egg
- 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in the milk, chocolate, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more.
Gradually stir about 1 cup of mixture into egg yolks. Return mixture to saucepan; bring to boiling. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in vanilla.
Turn the hot pie filling into the baked pie shell.
In another saucepan, combine the beaten egg, evaporated milk, the 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Cook and stir over medium heat just till the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Stir in the coconut and pecans. Spread the pecan mixture evenly over the chocolate filling. Cool the pie on a wire rack; chill thoroughly.
Note: By cooling the pie & crust on a wire rack, the air is able to get under the pie, That way the crust will not get soggy, it will stay flakey & firm.