Last week was a long week for us. We traveled from St. George located in Southern Utah to see some of our children to Salt Lake City located in the Northern Utah to see a few more and then over to Vernal which is located in Eastern Utah to see a couple more of our children.Needless to say, we were in our car a lot. Sure we love to “get in and go” but 1,105 miles and 18 hours and 42 minutes on the road really can wear us down. We love visiting with all of our children although we were sure glad to get home for a rest.
We were a little too tired to fix dinner so we decided to go out to eat. One of our favorite places to dine in our home town is Mom’s Cafe. Mom’s Cafe is located on the corner of State Street and Main Street in the little Central Utah town of Salina. If you are traveling on I-70 through Central Utah take the Salina exit and drive into town for the best chicken fried steak ever. Mom’s is where the locals eat and have been for over 70 years now.
Meals at Mom’s Cafe are very filling but you cannot walk away without having a slice of homemade pie. Flavors range from Apple, Sourcream Blueberry, and German Chocolate Pie. All are very tasty topped with whipped craem or ice cream, a perfect ending to a meal like Mom would make.
For Mother’s Day I thought what a great treat it would be to make a German Chocolate Pie for your Mom from Mom’s Cafe. So I asked if I could have the recipe and the waitress gave it to me. I hope you enjoy making this pie for your mom on Mother’s Day.
Mom’s Cafe- German Chocolate Pie
2 2/3 cups hot milk
1 package (5 1/2 ounces) chocolate pudding mix
1 baked 9-inch pie shell, cooled
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup coconut
Whipped heavy cream
Heat milk to 180 degrees or until it is hot. Mix cold milk in chocolate pudding mix and add to hot milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; cool.
Cover bottom of cooled baked pie shell with milk chocolate chips, then sprinkle with pecans and top with coconut. Carefully pour cooled pudding over all and chill. To serve, top with sweetened whipped heavy cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.