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German Chocolate Pie This rich chocolate pie is filled with creamy chocolate and coconut, and it is SO easy to make!

My apologies to those of you who have commented or asked questions here in the past few weeks~  the holidays got the better of me this year.  I got terribly sick on Christmas day and my sweet little Casper got sick a week later.  We are both still recovering, but SO much better!  As one of my friends said, “You can tell she’s really sick when she doesn’t even want to bake!”

Poor Casper in his cone of shame!

Poor Casper in his cone of shame!

This recipe just couldn’t be easier, and easy is what I needed this week!  Our family likes to eat at a wonderful Amish restaurant called Das Dutchmen Essenhaus and they have a german chocolate pie there that is AMAZING.  It is by far my favorite pie.  I’ve been looking for recipes that come close to recreating this pie and so far I’ve had no luck duplicating it.  This recipe is worth noting though, as it is easy and really yummy.  It is sooooo rich- serve it with ice cream or whipped topping, and in small slices.

(this slice is too big!!!)

(this slice is too big!!!)

INGREDIENTS: (recipe taken from here)

  • 1 8-ounce package Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 13-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/3 cups  shredded coconut
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell (you’ll need a deep-dish)
  • whipped cream or ice cream (optional, but this is so rich, you’ll need it)


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over medium heat.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, coconut, eggs and sugar. Stir until blended.
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell (I used a frozen one, and the filling came all the way up to the top!)
  • Set pie on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 400 deg oven for 30 -40min.
  • Cool or serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice-cream.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Das Dutchmen Essenhaus German Chocolate Pie German Chocolate Pie!

My thoughts:  A simple and delicious dessert, this is a great “need something at the last minute” recipe to have on hand.  Enjoy!!!! ~r

German Chocolate Pie!Other pie recipes you might enjoy from Easybaked: (click on the image to be taken to the recipe)

Peanut butter pieFruit Loop Pie!Blackberry Tart!Chocolate Pecan Tart


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

33 responses »

  1. Ruthanne! I’m glad you beat the flu/sickness you had and are back baking!

    We’ve missed u on the blogosphere! (At least I have for sure!)

    This pie looks beautiful…too decadent to be true! Keep baking dear!


  2. oh my gosh that pie looks amazing! That slice is not too
    big 😉

  3. Hope you feel better very soon!!

  4. Yum! I might want to try this as soon as it’s not too hot to use the oven haha. Ah and get well soon, you and Casper 😀

  5. Fabulous looking pie. As a dog lover, FYI, there are soft, thick cloth collars you can put on dogs that accomplish the same thing as the antiquated cone of shame and the dogs don’t mind them near as much..

    • Thank you SO much- wow- he hated that cone terribly! I sincerely hope he never needs one again- but it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a kinder one handy- I wonder why vets don’t offer these as an option?

  6. Hope you’re 100% soon! That pie looks divine! And how cute is Casper? Adorable 🙂

  7. This looks so delicious and your photos are beautiful!

  8. It looks amazing, and so chocolately rich!! Delicious!

  9. petit4chocolatier

    I am so glad you are feeling better! I love this german chocolate pie. Looks like heaven on a dish!!

  10. Looks great and easy! Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

  11. That is a gorgeous pie and I bet delicious!! I love that it is deep dish! Your dog is so adorable!

  12. This pie look yummy, I would like to take a bite right now

  13. I’ve been pinning your site like crazy! Love it all but this pie… oh this pie sounds awesome!!

  14. Is the coconut required? My husband is allergic, so could I just drop the coconut from the recipe or should I replace it with something else? This pie looks divine!!

    • I’m truly not certain how it would turn out without the coconut..? You could try it though, and let us know.. Allergic to coconut?!? What a sad thing!!! I’m terribly allergic to avocado and it’s soooo sad:(. Good luck!!

    • Did you ever try this with out the coconut? I have only ever liked coconut on one thing Girl Scout cookies Lol. My mom loves pie and her favorite cake us German chocolate. I think I need to make it for her.

      • I haven’t ever tried it without coconut- and I love coconut on EVERYTHING! If you are allergic, I think you could drop it- maybe add more nuts to give it the right thickness?

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