GERMAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE — A rich, brownie-like pie filling is topped with a traditional German chocolate frosting in this decadent chocolate pie that’s loaded with pecans and coconut.
Oh my! Talk about decadent and delicious. If you love German chocolate cake, you are going to love this German Chocolate Fudge Pie.
This rich, fudge-like pie, is topped with classic homemade coconut pecan frosting, just like a German chocolate cake would be.
Made this pie yesterday, but with dark cocoa and unsweetened coconut. Delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It’s better than any German Chocolate cake I ever had. I will definitely make it again for a special occasion. ~ Dana
The chocolate filling is loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans, and tastes a lot like a dense, chewy brownie.
And the frosting! It was hard not to eat it all with a spoon. The recipe does make a generous amount of frosting though, so feel free to sample a few bites.
Personally, I’ll take a pie over a cake any day, so I love this even more than German chocolate cake.
Feel free to use your favorite pie crust recipe, or if you prefer a shortcut, like me, a refrigerated pie crust works just as well.
My family honestly can’t tell the difference between store bought and home-made when it comes to pie crust, so I’d rather focus on creating a delicious filling.
This pie is AMAZING!!!! ~ Aurora
I prefer pecans, but you could also use walnuts in this recipe with great results. This pie is super rich and decadent, so I suggest starting out with a small slice. Going back for seconds is always an option!
If you have a chocolate and coconut lover in your life, I suggest you make them this pie immediately! You’ll have a best friend for life.
Be sure to save this German Chocolate Fudge Pie recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Here’s what you’ll need to make German Chocolate Fudge Pie
- Pie crust
- Chocolate Chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
German Chocolate Fudge Pie
A rich, brownie-like pie filling is topped with a traditional German chocolate frosting in this decadent chocolate pie that's loaded with pecans and coconut.
- 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, and cocoa until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center no longer jiggles and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make the frosting by stirring together the condensed milk, egg yolks, and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until thick and bubbly.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut, pecans and a pinch of salt. Cool completely before spreading over pie.
- If desired serve pie topped with chocolate fudge sauce and/or pecan halves for garnish.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 7g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Two in the Kitchen
Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat
Whoa. This pie looks amazing.
I would have had a hard time staying out of this delicious looking pie!
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen
Hi Danelle, I just ran across this recipe on Pinterest. Thanks so much for linking back to me! 🙂
I see the list of ingredients but not instructions for mixing pie and topping. Could you please send me the recipe?
Hey did you get the recipe yet?
The German chocolate fudge pie look
The German chocolate fudge pie looks great!
Looks amazing! Does it need to be refrigerated after baking?
I think it tastes better at room temperature. I wouldn’t refrigerate unless you don’t eat it within a few days.
Would this work on a graham cracker pie crust?
I would say probably not. Normally graham cracker crusts are baked for 10 minutes at the most before putting in the pie filling–they aren’t typically used for baked pies, just chilled pies. Since this filling has to be baked for 30 minutes, I’m thinking that would be way too long for a graham cracker crust.
Definitely you could use a graham crust! Baked cheesecakes use graham cracker crusts all the time. As well as magic cookie bars.
What a beautiful fudge pie!
This is perfection!! I’m not a cake fan so for years my mom made me the whole recipe of the German chocolatefrosting for Christmas, she would put it in a cute jar with a spoon attached!!
It says to pour the mixture into a prepared crust, but the ingredients say unbaked pie crust. Should I bake the crust before filling?
Prepared just means you have made your pie crust dough (or unrolled your store-bought dough) and put it into your pie pan, not that you have baked it.
I was thinking the same thing. Does prepared mean just ready in the pan or prebaked.
Can you bake the German chocolate fudge pie a day before
This pie is AMAZING!!!!
Made this pie yesterday, but with dark cocoa and unsweetened coconut. It was still rich, but not overly sweet. Delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It’s better than any German Chocolate cake I ever had. I will definitely make it again for a special occasion.
Well, I do hope this pie turns out good. I had to add a 1/4 cup of cream to get it to mix up smoothly. I love German Chocolate cake.
Just pinned this on Pinterest and I had to visit your blog to tell how how gorgeous and delicious it looks!! ;-o I cannot wait to make this.
Do you have a slow cooker German Chocolate dump cake recipe?
I don’t. Sorry.
How did your topping get so stiff and tall? Mine was more spreadable (yes I let it cool all the way) and it didn’t get that tall layer on top
Can this pie be frozen?
Made this recipe. Since the frosting is made with eggs, albeit they are cooked, does the pie need to be refrigerated?
Can you use milk chocolate instesd ? I have half a bag leftover from another recipie.
Delicious! The only problem I had was that the frosting never thickened. Any idea what I could have done wrong? I read that this happened to a few other people as well. Nonetheless it was still amazing! Thanks for sharing!