11/22/10

5 German Chocolate Cream Pie

I chose to fill my baked pie shell with one of my favorite fillings:  German Chocolate.

I love just about any cream pie, and this one is no exception.  While creamy, with a mild, bitter-sweet chocolate flavor, it's the toasted coconut and pecans throughout bring it over the top.
You can use a pudding (non-instant) box mix, but why do that when it is easy to make your own?

Here's my Vanilla Pudding post if you want to use it make a banana cream pie.

It is easy.  Add cornstarch with sugar... add milk,  stir.

Add whatever chocolate floats your boat.

In my case, it's Ghiradelli's Double Chocolate bittersweet chips...

Bring to a boil over medium high heat while stirring.



Whisk a few eggs with a fork.






Pour a about a cup of the hot, bubbly pudding into the whisked eggs and stir thoroughly.



Stir the chocolate/egg mixture back in and boil for a couple of minutes more.







To make sure I don't have any eggy lumps, I put the pudding mixture through a fine sieve.



 Which was a good thing, because there were a few eggy bits left behind...


Add a pat of butter and some fragrant vanilla.


This looks sooooo good and so creamy!


How can it possibly be better?

Introducing toasted coconut....

Put sweetened shredded coconut in a single layer and put into a 350°F oven.  Bake for 3-5 minutes, watching it very carefully ~ it can burn quickly!



and toasted pecans!!

Just toast 'em in another pan with the coconut...


Toasting just brings 'em to a whole 'nother flavor dimension...



Put the filling in the baked pie crust and put a layer of plastic wrap on it.

No more pudding skin!

I remember pulling the skin off the puddings my mom made and tossing it aside.... just couldn't bring myself to eat it!


Let it chill in the fridge for several hours and have fun decorating the top with fresh whipped cream, mini-chocolate chips and the toasted goodies...



Enjoy!


German Chocolate Cream Pie
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