Easter Dessert at The Sugar Moon


It’ been such a great day today.  I hope you all have had as wonderful an Easter as I have.  Of course we have to go all out at my house when it comes to dessert at our celebrations.  This year it was a dessert invented by my mom… German Chocolate Pie!  It’s all the flavors of a German Chocolate Cake but in a delicious pie form!

Here’s the recipe:

Pie Crust:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

6 Tbsp of butter, softened

1 cup of finely chopped pecans

1 cup flaked coconut

Blend flour, sugar and butter together using a pastry cutter or food processor.  Add pecans and coconut.

Press into a pie tin and bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

For the filling:

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups milk

2 ounces german chocolate

4 egg yolks, slightly beaten

2 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk & chocolate. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Slowly stir at least half the hot mixture into eggs to temper them.  Put back into hot mixture in saucepan and boil and stir 1 more minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into pie shell. Press plastic wrap onto filling. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.  Top with whipped cream.

We had a little extra pie crust mix so we baked it separately and added it to the top of the pie!

Beautiful and delicious!

On another note…even beyond the fun of spending time with family, eating good food and yummy treats, I’m so thankful for the real reason we celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  What a wonderful weekend this has been remembering how blessed I am because of my faith in Him and that He lives.

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One Response to “Easter Dessert at The Sugar Moon”

  1. kuriouskitteh Says:

    What an intriguing idea! It looks so beautifully delicious, my compliments to the chef/baker!

    ~Kurious Kitteh

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