Delicious German Sweet Chocolate Pie Recipe

As a baker, I have had the amazing opportunity to experiment with many different types of pastry and dessert recipes. But there is one particular recipe that stands out amongst the rest – German Sweet Chocolate Pie. This decadent and rich dessert is the perfect combination of chocolate, coconut, and pecans, all nestled inside a buttery and flaky pie crust.

I am confident that this German Sweet Chocolate Pie recipe will not only become a staple in your recipe collection but also impress all those who have the privilege of tasting it. It is easy to follow, no-bake, and requires only a few simple ingredients. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply craving something sweet, this dessert is guaranteed to satisfy.

So, if you are a lover of all things chocolate, pecans, and coconut, then make sure to try out this delicious German Sweet Chocolate Pie recipe. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

German Sweet Chocolate Pie
German Sweet Chocolate Pie

Are you a chocolate lover? Do you have a sweet tooth that craves indulgent and creamy desserts? Look no further because this German Sweet Chocolate Pie Recipe is exactly what you need in your life. I guarantee that this pie recipe will become your new go-to for all your dessert needs.

What sets this pie apart from any other chocolate concoction is the way the baker uses German sweet baking chocolate in combination with coconut and pecans to create a perfectly balanced flavor profile. The ooey-gooey combination of the silky chocolate filling, crunchy pecans, and chewy coconut crumb topping creates a truly unforgettable taste sensation that will leave you wanting more.

Not only is the taste out-of-this-world, but the recipe itself is easy to follow and perfect for bakers of all skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced pastry chef or just starting out, the simple ingredients list and straightforward instructions make it easy for anyone to make the pie of their dreams.

With its decadent flavors and simple preparation, this German Sweet Chocolate Pie gem is an excellent addition to any occasion – whether it’s a weekend brunch, holiday dinner party, or just a night in with friends. Trust me when I say that once you try this delicious creation, it’ll quickly become a staple of your dessert repertoire. So go ahead and give it a try – I promise it won’t disappoint!

Ingredient List

 Slice into a scrumptious piece of heaven with this German Sweet Chocolate Pie!
Slice into a scrumptious piece of heaven with this German Sweet Chocolate Pie!

Ingredients You Need:

For the Pie Filling:

  • 4 ounces German Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 can (12 ounces) Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

For the Pie Crust:
– 1 package (9-inch) pie crust

Additional Toppings:
– Whipped cream, Sweetened shredded coconut, and chopped pecans [Bold important information phrase]

The Recipe How-To

 A pie so good, you'll want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A pie so good, you’ll want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Are you ready to get baking? Great! Let’s dive into the How-To for this delicious German Sweet Chocolate Pie:

Preparation

Before starting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Then, gather all of your ingredients and equipment in one place. You’ll need:

  • Pie Crust: You can either make pie crust from scratch or use a store-bought one. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s baked beforehand according to the package/recipe instructions.
  • Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Evaporated Milk (1 can)
  • Egg yolks (4 large)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Cornstarch (2 tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
  • Pecans (1 cup, chopped)
  • Coconut (1 cup, shredded)

And these things:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Two small mixing bowls
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, slowly melt 4 oz Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate with 1/2 cup butter, whisking continuously until fully melted and smooth. Let it cool down for a few minutes.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat four large egg yolks until they turn lemon color. Gradually add in 1 ½ cups of sugar and continue beating until everything is well combined.

  3. Pour chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.

  4. Add in one small can of evaporated milk, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in ⅓ cup of fresh milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

  5. Once everything is well-combined, place the mixture on medium heat and let it simmer for about 12 minutes or until it thickens.

  6. Remove the pan from heat all together and add in 1 cup of chopped pecans and 1 cup of shredded coconut flakes.

  7. Once the additions are evenly distributed across the now-rich chocolate mixture in your mixing bowl, pour it into your baked pie crust.

  8. Bake the pie for about 30 minutes (depending on your oven) or until it looks set but slightly jiggles if shaken.

  9. Remove it from the oven to place on cooling rack.

  10. After allowing to fully cool down at room temperature which takes around two hours, refrigerate for at least another hour before serving.

And just like that you have read through how to make this amazing German sweet chocolate pie recipe. Congratulations!

Substitutions and Variations

 Chocolate and coconut come together in perfect harmony in this decadent pie.
Chocolate and coconut come together in perfect harmony in this decadent pie.

Exploring new variations and substitutions in recipes is always an exciting way to add some creative flare and uniqueness to a dish. In this recipe, there are several substitution options available for those who want to experiment with their ingredients.

One substitution that can be made is using regular unsweetened chocolate instead of German sweet chocolate. Though it won’t provide the same rich and sweet taste profile as German sweet chocolate, it can still work as an alternative.

For a nuttier pie, using walnuts or almonds instead of pecans can provide a different flavor and texture. Additionally, if you’re a fan of the taste of coconut, you can add more shredded coconut or even try substituting coconut oil for butter.

Cream cheese can also be swapped out for mascarpone cheese or tofu cream cheese for a vegan option. Alternatively, adding whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top of the pie when serving can provide a nice contrast in texture to the filling of the pie.

Lastly, if you don’t have access to evaporated milk, condensed milk can work as its substitute. However, because condensed milk is much sweeter than evaporated milk, make sure to adjust the sugar levels in the recipe accordingly.

With these substitutions and alterations, there are endless possibilities to create your own unique version of this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs a special occasion when you can make this delicious German Sweet Chocolate Pie any day of the week?
Who needs a special occasion when you can make this delicious German Sweet Chocolate Pie any day of the week?

Once you have prepared this scrumptious German Sweet Chocolate Pie, it’s time to serve and indulge in its rich flavors. This delightfully sweet pie pairs well with a dollop of whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream that melds perfectly with the filling’s creamy texture.

You can also serve this chocolate pie chilled or at room temperature, depending on your preference. Those who love their desserts frosty may consider freezing the pie as well for a refreshing treat. You can garnish your dessert with shredded coconuts or sliced pecans, adding a delicious crunch to your every bite.

This pie is perfect for any occasion, be it a celebratory gathering or a simple weekend treat. Serve a slice of this irresistible dessert after a family dinner or include it in your next potluck spread.

Additionally, you can enjoy the German Sweet Chocolate Pie with a warm cup of coffee or tea on chilly days. The mixture of velvety sweetness and coffee’s bitter taste makes an excellent harmony.

In summary, indulging in a slice of German Sweet Chocolate Pie is like diving into heaven. Make sure to savor every bite and pair it up with your desired beverage for an ultimate grandeur experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your taste buds will be screaming for more after just one bite of this indulgent pie.
Your taste buds will be screaming for more after just one bite of this indulgent pie.

Well, lucky for us bakers, this German Sweet Chocolate Pie taste great freshly made or after being refrigerated for a few hours. But if you’d like to prepare it in advance or save any leftovers, there are a few things you can do to ensure that it stays fresh.

To make ahead: You can certainly prepare the filling and the crust in advance and store them separately in the refrigerator until ready to use. If you want to completely make the pie ahead of time, I recommend adding the coconut flakes and chopped pecans on top just before serving so that they maintain their texture.

To store: If you have leftover pie, wrap it (un-cut) tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the fridge. It will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat: This pie is best served at room temperature. To bring a chilled pie back to room temperature, remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before serving. If you prefer serving it warm, simply preheat your oven to 350°F and warm the pie for 10-15 minutes. Don’t microwave the pie since it will cause the crust to become soggy.

Keep in mind that each time you refrigerate or heat this pie, its texture may change slightly due to its ingredients. But don’t worry! It will still be delicious no matter what!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this rich and creamy chocolate dessert.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this rich and creamy chocolate dessert.

To ensure a perfect German Sweet Chocolate Pie every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use high-quality ingredients

Since this pie uses so few ingredients, it’s important to use the best quality ones you can find. Look for good quality German sweet chocolate, butter, and cream cheese.

2. Toast the Pecans and Coconut

Before adding the pecans and coconut to the pie filling, toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat until they are lightly browned and fragrant. This will enhance their nutty flavor and give your pie a little extra crunch.

3. Sift the Dry Ingredients

To prevent any lumps in your filling, make sure to sift the cornstarch before mixing it with the sugar and salt. This will help distribute the dry ingredients evenly throughout the filling.

4. Use Room Temperature Ingredients

For a smooth and creamy filling, it’s important that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin. This includes the cream cheese, evaporated milk, and eggs.

5. Beat the Eggs Well

Before adding the eggs to your filling mixture, beat them well in a separate bowl until they are frothy. This will help create a light and fluffy texture once they are incorporated into the filling.

6. Don’t Overbake

To prevent a dry or tough pie, be sure to remove it from the oven as soon as it is set but still slightly jiggly in the center. It will continue to cook and set as it cools on the counter.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with a perfect German Sweet Chocolate Pie every time!

FAQ

Now that you know everything about the German Sweet Chocolate Pie, let me address some frequently asked questions about this mouth-watering treat. Getting the proper ingredients, measuring them correctly, and following the steps might be challenging for some bakers. That’s why I’ve gathered some useful tips and tricks that will make your baking experience easier and more enjoyable. Let’s dive into the frequently asked questions related to German Sweet Chocolate Pie.

What is German chocolate pie made of?

If you love the classic German Chocolate Cake, then you’ll want to try its pie counterpart! This chocolate-y dessert includes all the essential ingredients of the cake version such as eggs, pecans, and shredded coconut. However, instead of using a frosting made with evaporated milk, the pie’s filling is made fudgy with sweetened condensed milk. Trust me, it’s just as delicious as the cake version!

What can you substitute for Baker’s German sweet chocolate?

Here are five types of chocolate ingredients that can be used in baking: Rich and intense dark chocolate, slightly bitter bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, unprocessed raw chocolate, and a less sweet alternative to chocolate called carob powder.

What is German chocolate for baking?

When it comes to baking chocolate, German’s sweet baking chocolate is known for its extra sweetness in comparison to semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate. To swap out German’s sweet baking chocolate for semi-sweet chocolate in a recipe, it’s recommended to add an extra 1/2 tablespoon of sugar per ounce of chocolate to achieve a similar level of sweetness.

What is chocolate cream pie made of?

If you are a lover of all things chocolate and crave something rich and indulgent, then the Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is a dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. This dessert is made by preparing a dark homemade chocolate pudding that is velvety smooth and placing it inside a deliciously sweet pie pastry. Once the chocolate pudding is set, the pie is topped with silky whipped cream and adorned with chocolate shavings. This dessert is a true delight for chocolate lovers and perfect for any occasion.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the German Sweet Chocolate Pie recipe is an absolute must-try for any lover of sweet treats. With its delicious combination of coconut, pecans, and sweet chocolate, it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, with the added bonus of being easy to make and customize to your taste preferences, this recipe is perfect for any baker looking to impress their friends and family.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and see why it’s been a beloved classic for generations. Whether you’re a fan of creamy chocolate pies or just looking for a new dessert to add to your repertoire, this German Sweet Chocolate Pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Happy baking!

German Sweet Chocolate Pie

German Sweet Chocolate Pie Recipe

When I was in college, many moons ago, a bunch of us would walk over to nearby Cameron Village (shopping area)to the K&W Cafeteria for Sunday dinner. This pie was my very favorite dessert... and I was thrilled to find this recipe on the label of Baker's sweet chocolate. *Mumble mumble* years later, it's still a favorite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Dessert, Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 787.8kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 ounce) package sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust

Instructions

  • Melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring until blended; remove from heat and gradually blend in milk.
  • Mix sugar, cornstarch, & salt in lg bowl.
  • Add eggs & vanilla; beat well.
  • Gradually blend in chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Combine pecans & coconut, sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and browned.
  • Filling will be soft but will set while cooling.
  • Cool AT LEAST four hours before cutting.
  • NOTE: If top browns too quickly, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking.

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Nutrition

Serving: 167g | Calories: 787.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 88.3g | Protein: 10.8g | Fat: 46.7g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 111.1mg | Sodium: 346.8mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 62.5g

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