We first ate this delicious dessert in Alton, IL, at the "Just Desserts" Cafe-- where Abraham Lincoln visited when it was a courthouse. The owner gives away the recipe for Mrs. Ledbetter's German Chocolate Pie. I had all the stuff with a hint to my guys how it would be a lovely substitute for birthday cake. Captain and Winger worked jointly on the project. With coconut and pecans on top, how could I not be happy?!
Mrs. Ledbetters German Chocolate Pie
1-4oz bar German Sweet Baking chocolate
1/4 c. butter
2 Lg eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
3 tbs corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
1-12oz can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1-10oz unbaked deep dish pie crust
2 c. pecans
1 c. coconut
Heat oven to 350' F.
Melt chocolate and butter together.
In medium bowl beat eggs.
Add sugar, cornstarch and salt.
Beat until smooth,
Blend in melted chocolate mixture.
Gradually add milk and vanilla.
Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake 50 minutes until center is thick.
Sprinkle top with coconut and pecans.