Restaurant Style German Chocolate Pie

We were asked to remove the name of the restaurant from this German Chocolate Pie.   This recipe was generously donated by Sharon Powell.

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Restaurant Style German Chocolate Pie

This German Chocolate Pie tastes just like Marie Callendar's Pie.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Recipes, Pie Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 444kcal


  • 9 inch pastry pie shell
  • 4 ounce dark chocolate pudding (cooking kind, not instant)
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts
  • 10 ounces Cool Whip

Optional Meringue Topping

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


  • Take crust and cover bottom with chocolate chips, just enough for one layer to cover the bottom. Heat in oven or microwave to SLIGHTLY warm and soften the chocolate chips.
  •  Meanwhile, cook pudding according to directions on the box and add coconut and nuts, stir well. Pour while hot into pie crust. Chill in refrigerator until set. 
  • Once chilled, top with regular whipped topping (like Cool Whip). For more of a restaurant, effect put topping into a cake decorating bag with tip and pipe on. 
  • Sprinkle top with a few chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts for a finishing touch. Most people preferred the German Chocolate pie with whipped cream, but if you would prefer a meringue topping... Beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar beating until stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread over hot filling, for that Marie Calender's effect leave a smidge of filling visible around the edge, and don't forget to sprinkle the chips, coconut, and nuts on top. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min or till meringue is golden. Chill in fridge.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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