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German Chocolate Pie

This German Chocolate Pie recipe idea comes straight from Amish country. The rich, gooey, chocolate filling is to die for!

What is German chocolate pie made of?

German chocolate pie has all the pantry staples like sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, plus the traditional german chocolate favorites like chocolate, pecans, and coconut. This pie has a caramel- coconut frosting that has a fudge and chocolatey filling.

Why is it called German chocolate?

Back in 1852, a man named Samuel German developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the chocolate company. He was known to be one of the best bakers back then. In honor of him, the company used his name for the Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.

What is the difference between chocolate and German chocolate?

Chocolate is more semi-sweet chocolate and less fat compared German chocolate. German chocolate is known to be more sweet and has more flavorings with a mixture of chocolate liquor, sugar cocoa butter, and fat from egg yolks.

Can I substitute semi-sweet chocolate for German chocolate?

That will work too! It may be more work, but you can take one ounce of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate plus ½ tablespoon sugar for each ounce of German chocolate in the recipe. You can also use baking chips for the amount of chocolate in this substitution too.

What should I do with leftovers?

Keep any leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze German chocolate pie?

Yes! You can either freeze the pie cooked or uncooked. You can freeze and bake, or freeze and thaw to bake. There are a few options when it comes to dessert pies.

How to Store Homemade German Chocolate Pie

Making pies is the fun part! Pies are simple to make, feed many, and can be frozen or baked. There are so many options to take care of a pie compared to other desserts. Pick which way is best for you!

Frozen or refrigerated, either way, you do need to place the pies in an airtight container and/or plastic wrap the whole pie or individual slices. Once the pie is baked, place it in an air tight container for 5 to 7 days.

If you are making ahead of time and want to store it in the freezer, wrap it tightly and place in the freezer. When ready to thaw, place on the counter overnight or bake a little longer for a frozen pie.


  • 1 uncooked pie crust store bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup butter   melted
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips   divided
  • 1/2 cup  flour
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs   beaten

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