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.
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
1 tsp. vanilla
1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inch), thawed
1 cup BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
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.
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.
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What about y’all? Chocolate pie a favorite? And are you surprised a dude like Bear cooks?