Texas Trash Pie

Texas Trash Pie – copycat recipe of Royers Round Top Cafe pie. One bite and you will be in heaven! Graham crackers, chocolate chips, caramel, pretzels, coconut, pecans, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and pie crust. Top the pie with some vanilla ice cream for a treat like no other. A must for your holiday meals!

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Royers Round Top Cafe’s Texas Trash Pie

This Texas Trash Pie recipe comes from Royers Round Top Cafe. It is a cross between a candy bar and a pie. It is LOADED with graham crackers, chocolate chips, caramel, pretzels, coconut, and pecans. Sweet and salty in every bite. I made this for a dinner party and everyone raved about it! One bite of this easy pie and you will see why! Add a big scoop of vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream on top of this ooey gooey pie and you are in heaven!

Round Top Cafe

Round Top Cafe is a Texas country bistro serving gourmet comfort food. It is located in Royers, TX, a town between Austin and Houston with a population of 81. It was opened by Bud “the pieman” Royer and his wife, Karen Royer in 1987. Their son JB and his wife took over the cafe in 2016 and continue the tradition and elevated the food with new menu additions like this beloved Texas Trash Pie.

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How to Make Authentic Texas Trash Pie

This dessert is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, combine graham crackers crumbs, chocolate chips, caramel bits, pretzels, shredded coconut, chopped pecans, melted butter, and sweetened condensed milk with a silicone spatula. Spread the pie filling mixture into an unbaked pie crust. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a frozen pie crust. There is no need to thaw the crust before filling.
    • Feel free to use a homemade pie crust.
    • If using a homemade crust, roll the dough out and place in a 10-inch pie plate.
  • Get creative with the filling ingredients and make this your own pie!
    • butterscotch chips
    • white chocolate chips
    • peanut butter chips
    • toffee bits
    • walnuts
    • peanuts
    • pistachios
  • Can Texas Trash Pie be made in advance? Yes. You can make the pie and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Can Texas Trash Pie be frozen? Yes! Bake the pie and cool completely. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To store the pie, cover it with plastic wrap or place in a large ziplock bag in the refrigerator.
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Delicious Dessert Recipe for the Holidays

This pie has quickly become a family favorite. It is great for cookouts, dinner parties, birthday parties, and the holidays. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip this up at a moment’s notice. We like to serve pie slightly warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM! Add this easy pie recipe to your menu. You won’t be disappointed!

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Texas Trash Pie

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Texas Trash Pie – copycat recipe of Royers Round Top Cafe pie. One bite and you will be in heaven! Graham crackers, chocolate chips, caramel, pretzels, coconut, pecans, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and pie crust. Top the pie with some vanilla ice cream for a treat like no other. A must for your holiday meals!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup pretzels, chopped
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (9-in) frozen deep dish pie crust

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together chocolate chips, caramel, graham crackers, coconut, pecans, and pretzels. Add melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined.
  • Spread filling into pie crust.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes:

  • I use a frozen pie crust. There is no need to thaw the crust before filling.
    • Feel free to use a homemade pie crust.
    • If using a homemade crust, roll the dough out and place in a 10-inch pie plate.
  • Get creative with the filling ingredients and make this your own pie!
    • butterscotch chips
    • white chocolate chips
    • peanut butter chips
    • toffee bits
    • walnuts
    • peanuts
    • pistachios
  • Can Texas Trash Pie be made in advance? Yes. You can make the pie and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Can Texas Trash Pie be frozen? Yes! Bake the pie and cool completely. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To store the pie, cover it with plastic wrap or place in a large ziplock bag in the refrigerator.

Steph

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Comments

    1. Robin – we did respond! The answer is that we don’t know. We did not test this recipe that way. You are just going to have to try it yourself and find out.

    1. I don’t know if there is enough filling for two regular pie shells. The only way I know to find out is to try it. Let us know!

    1. You can make this however you want. This is how I made it. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  1. I’m definitely making this for Christmas; Thank you! I did have one question, though: what are caramel bits? Is this a chip that you buy, or do you just cut the small square caramels into small pieces?

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