Chocolate Sawdust Pie

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There’s something undeniably comforting about classic desserts, and when it comes to a luscious, indulgent treat, Chocolate Sawdust Pie reigns supreme. Combining the nuttiness of pecans, the sweetness of coconut, and the rich taste in every bite, this dessert is a masterpiece that delights the taste buds and warms the heart. Let’s dive into this delectable dessert that’s perfect for any occasion!

A slice of Chocolate Sawdust Pie with whipped cream and mint leaves.

Irresistible Chocolate Sawdust Pie

Description of Taste: Picture this: a golden-brown crust, crumbly and perfect, holding within it a decadent symphony of flavors. The Coconut Pecan Pie offers a delightful contrast between the crunchy texture of chopped pecans and the slightly chewy sweetness of shredded coconut. Each forkful is a perfect harmony of textures and tastes. The sweetness is balanced, not overwhelming, allowing the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through. The blend of graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and eggs creates a custardy, creamy filling that envelops the nuts and coconut, leaving a rich, comforting sensation on the palate. Every bite is an invitation to savor the harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

If you like this recipe, you enjoy BEST PECAN PIE CAKE, PECAN PIE BREAD PUDDING, Vinegar Pie, and Pecan Pie Muffins.

A pie with whipped cream and a mint leaf on top.
A slice of pie with whipped cream and mint leaves.

Ingredients you’ll need for

The full Chocolate Sawdust Pie recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • shredded coconut
  • *chocolate graham cracker, crushed into crumbs
  • chopped pecans
  • sugar
  • egg whites and whole egg
  • pie crust homemade or bought

You can use any chocolate cookie: chocolate graham crackers, chocolate animal crackers, or chocolate cookies. You can even use chocolate sandwich cookies like Oreos.

A slice of chocolate pie on a plate.

Chocolate Sawdust Pie FAQ

Can I substitute any ingredients in this recipe?

Absolutely! You can experiment with nuts like walnuts, almonds, or swap shredded coconut for coconut flakes to vary the texture. Additionally, gluten-free graham crackers work well for those with dietary restrictions. Or, you can make my wonderful CINNAMON ROLL PIE.

How do I achieve the perfect pie crust?

Whether using a store-bought or homemade pie crust, blind baking (pre-baking the crust before adding the filling) helps ensure a crispy, flaky crust that won’t become soggy from the filling. Follow the recipe instructions precisely for the best results.

Can I make this chocolate sawdust pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can! This pie holds up well when prepared a day in advance. Store it covered in the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

How do I know when the pie is done baking?

The center of the pie should be slightly firm but still have a slight jiggle when gently shaken. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean, with a few moist crumbs attached.

A slice of chocolate pie on a plate with a fork.

If you’re into savory pies, try this reader favorite PIMENTO CHEESE BACON TOMATO PIE.

In conclusion, this Chocolate Sawdust Pie is a delightful treat that’s easy to make and guaranteed to impress. Whether for a festive gathering or a cozy family dinner, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser that embodies the essence of homemade goodness. Dive into a slice, and let the symphony of flavors transport you to dessert paradise!

A slice of Chocolate Sawdust Pie with whipped cream and mint leaves.
A pie with whipped cream and mint leaves on a plate.
A slice of Chocolate Sawdust Pie with whipped cream and mint leaves.

Chocolate Sawdust Pie

Combining the nuttiness of pecans, the sweetness of coconut, and the rich taste in every bite, this dessert is a masterpiece that delights the taste buds and warms the heart.
Author: Paula
5 from 41 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 1 cup coconut shredded
  • 2 cup *chocolate graham cracker crushed into crumbs
  • 1 and ½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 and ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 medium egg whites
  • 1 medium whole egg
  • 1 pie crust homemade or bought


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine the coconut, chocolate cookie crumbs, pecans, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Mix in the egg whites (do not beat them first) and whole egg (beat it first)
  • Pour the filling into the unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350℉.
  • If the edges of the pie crust begins to brown too much, cover with foil. (Mine did not.)
  • The edge of the pie with get lightly browned but the middle may still look shiney and moist. That's okay it will set after cooling.
  • Cool on a wire about 45 minutes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
  • The pie will keep for about 3 days.


For the crackers, you can use chocolate graham crackers, chocolate cookies, or chocolate animal cookies. You can even use Oreo sandwich cookies if you prefer.


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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