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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

Pie Dough Ingredients:
  • 1-¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold lard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
Filling Ingredients:
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Topping Ingredients:
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Grand prize-winning "Taste of Home" recipe submitted by Anna Jones – Coppell, TX
(serves 8)
Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling Recipe:

  1. In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in lard until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a ⅛-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to ½ in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
  3. 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°.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolates in a large bowl; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk in milk, egg yolks and vanilla; stir in pecans. Pour into crust. Bake 16-19 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and a thermometer reads 160°, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
  7. Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until cold.

Yield: 8 servings.

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