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German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie



Chocolate Filling

  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate (about 55% cocoa mass)

German Chocolate Topping/Frosting

  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. If using a pre-made graham cracker crust, place it in the oven for 7-8 minutes and jump to step 2. To make crust, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended. Press it on sides and bottom of a pie tin and place in oven for 7-8 minutes. Set aside until cool.
  2. In a cold bowl whip the whipping cream and sugar to a soft consistency. Do not whip firm as you would for decorating a pie or cake. It must be whipped to soft peaks only. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate in a microwave oven proof bowl.
  4. Mix hot water, vanilla, and salt and pour it into the chocolate bowl.
  5. Place bowl in microwave and heat for 10 seconds. Stir and return to microwave oven for another 10 seconds. Stir again. When most of chocolate has melted, start using a whisk to create a smooth emulsion.
  6. Heat until mixture is lukewarm. If you get it too hot, do not proceed yet with the next step which is adding whipping cream. 
  7. When mixture is lukewarm (about 100°F) pour soft whipped cream into melted chocolate and fold together using a rubber spatula.
  8. Scrape filling into pie crust and place it in refrigerator for about 3-4 hours or overnight.
  9. Prepare topping/frosting by whisking evaporated milk, sugar, butter, yolks, and salt in a small saucepan over low heat until it is slightly less thin than mayonnaise and/or the mixture reaches 200°F. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  10. Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans and combine well.
  11. Spread it over chilled chocolate filling.
  12. Place in fridge until ready to serve. 
Dixie Crystals Insight

Short on time? You can also use a store-bought crust.