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MIller's Smokehouse Belton Texas Barbecue

A Tribute from a Granddaughter

The year was 1984, and I received, what would eventually become one of my most treasured cookbooks from my dear Grandma Grier. While there are so many great recipes in this little book, I thought I would share with you one that has quickly become a favorite of ours.


A look inside the “Sharing Our Best” cookbook my Grandma Grier gave me back in 1984.

German Chocolate Pie

Makes 2 Pies


  • 3 Cups of Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Flour
  • 7 Teaspoons of Cocoa
  • 1 Stick of Melted Butter
  • 4 Beaten Eggs
  • 1 Large Can of Evaporated Milk
  • 2/3 Cup of Chopped Pecans
  • 1 Cup of Flaked Coconut
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • Quick Dash of Salt


First off, you’ll want to mix all your dry ingredients. Once that’s done, you’ll stir in the melted butter, eggs and milk. Then, simply add your pecans, coconut & vanilla and pour everything into unbaked pie shells. Lastly, you’ll bake at 425 degrees for around 10 minutes and then 325 degrees for another 30-40 minutes or until the center is firm but not hard.

If my grandma were sill alive today, I’m sure she would be so happy to know these recipes from her little North Carolina church are being enjoyed here in Texas after all these years.

Nothing goes better with great Texas barbecue than some of Lisa “Momma” Miller’s delectable homemade desserts. All our treats are made fresh daily from scratch and available in our restaurant.

Have a special event coming up? We offer a complete list of homemade pies, cakes, cookies and more to ensure your guests sweet tooth are well taken care of.