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German Chocolate Pie

1 pkg. (4 oz.) German Sweet Chocolate
1 T. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 ½ c. milk
2 egg yolks, light beaten
1 (9 in.) baked pie crust

2/3 c. evaporated milk
½ c. sugar
¼ c. butter, cubed
1 egg lightly beaten
1 1/3 c. flaked coconut, toasted
½ c. chopped pecans, toasted

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat and cook and stir 2 mins. longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into the egg yolks.. Return all to the pan- stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 mins longer, remove from heat. Gently stir in chocolate mixture. Spoon into pie crust.

In small saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar and butter. Cook and stir until butter is melted and mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat, stir a small amount of hot liquid into the egg; return all to the pan; stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 mins. longer. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour over filling. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 3 hrs. Refrigerate leftovers.

Deborah Stanley

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