German Chocolate Pie

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Desserts: German Chocolate Pie

1 (4 ounce) package sweet baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 unbaked 8-inch pastry shells
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Garnishes: whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Combine chocolate and butter in medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk; set aside. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl; add eggs and vanilla mixing well. Gradually stir in chocolate mixture using a wire wisk. Pour into pastry shells and sprinkle with coconut and pecans. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Pie may appear soft but will become firm after cooling. Cool at least 4 hours and garnish if desired.