Tuesday Treats: Southern Sweet Chocolate Pie

There’s nothing like chocolate and pie to make me smile–and drool a little. Add in a good Southern recipe and I’m soooo there! And to top things off, pecans! I ❤ pecans, and they are totally a Southern cooking staple.

Total Time: 5 Hr. 20 Min.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 5 Hr.
10 servings

Enjoy a taste of the South with this luscious Southern Sweet Chocolate Pie. As a plus, this creamy deep-dish pie is topped with flaked coconut and crunchy pecans before baking.

What You Need
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER’S GERMAN’S Sweet Chocolate
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cans (5 oz. each) evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inch), thawed
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 375°F.
2 – Cook chocolate and butter in medium saucepan on very low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; gradually add milk, stirring constantly until well blended.
3 – Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. Pour into crust; sprinkle with coconut and nuts. (Filling will almost completely fill crust.)
4 – Bake 45 min.or until top is puffed and browned, covering pie loosely with foil after 30 min. (Filling will be soft, but will set while cooling.) Cool 15 min. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Size Wise: Since this indulgent special-occasion dessert makes 10 servings, it’s the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.

Tip 2 – Make Ahead: Prepare, bake and cool pie as directed. Wrap tightly; freeze. Thaw in refrigerator before serving.

Tip 3 – Note: If you instead have a 12-oz. can of evaporated milk on hand, just measure out 1-1/3 cups of the milk for use in preparing this recipe. Refrigerate the leftover milk for other uses, such as adding to coffee, smoothies or cereal.

If you want all the details, click to head over to MY FOOD AND FAMILY. As y’all know, most of my heroines can cook, with the notable exceptions of Hannah and Sade. Occasionally, I have hero who cooks and not just searing or smoking meat out on the BBQ grill. Today’s recipe comes from Oswald “Bear” Berwyn, the massive ginger bartender at Mother Goose’s bar in Key West, Florida. Bear happens to also be a Wolf and an adjunct member of the Hard Target team. DOUBLE CROSS is the first book in the series and you can read it for “free” with a Kindle Unlimited subscription or you can buy it for $2.99 to go on your keeper shelf. FYI, this happens to Mother’s favorite dessert and the team doesn’t like to share when Bear makes one. They’ve been known to trample each other when they discover Bear’s made this pie. 😉 Just click on the cover or the title to head over to the ‘Zon to grab your copy.

What about y’all? Chocolate pie a favorite? And are you surprised a dude like Bear cooks?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Southern Sweet Chocolate Pie

  1. Ooo, totally decadent stuff there. I’m actually not sure I’ve had chocolate pie, at least not that i remember. I’ve always been more of a fruit pie kind of gal.

    I do love the Hard Target guys, though. It doesn’t really surprise me when dudes cook. Owl’s bio father is a chef of some sort last I knew. Although, totally not anywhere near as tough as Bear and the Team. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      😆 I’m not sure anyone is as as tough as Bear. I mean bartending in an iconic Key West bar? Have I mentioned he HATES Spring Break? LOLOL And as much as you love chocolate, you should try a chocolate pie. They are yummy when it’s hot out. Just sayin’… 😉

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