Chocolate Pie

Recipe Rating:
 27 Ratings
Serves: 8
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1 c sugar
1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 c milk
1/2 c cocoa
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 baked pie shell

The Cook

Laura Young Recipe
x4
Well Seasoned
Lake Junaluska, NC (pop. 1,592)
ladyofthelake
Member Since Nov 2009
Laura's notes for this recipe:
I made this pie when our children were small and just "revived" it a couple of years ago. It is a favorite of one of our sons. I have also carried it to family gatherings and it is always enjoyed.
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When I saw this recipe I knew that I had to try it.  I am always looking for that perfect recipe to satisfy my chocolate cravings.... and this sure did the trick!

Give it a try - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. And if you have any trouble with the mixture thickening properly, just add more flour and cocoa.

Directions

1
Mix sugar, flour, salt, and cocoa in top of double boiler.
2
Stir in milk and cook for 15 minutes over hot water, stirring constantly until thick.
3
Add egg yolks and cook 3 minutes.
4
Add butter, cool.
5
Add vanilla and pour into baked 9" pie shell.
6
Make meringue from remaining 3 egg whites, using 6 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar.
7
Spread on pie and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes.
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user Dana Behm SweetDanaKay - Dec 20, 2009
I'm going to try this....my memaw,(grandmother), use to make a pie like this and I have never been able to duplicate it. She passed before I could get the recipe from her....she kept everything in head, not on paper. This sounds a lot like it, even down to the meringue! I'm so excited to try this out for christmas.....I'll let you know how it turns out!
user Judy Sprague Judy - Feb 9, 2010
WOW!!!! This looks like the chocolate pie my Granny and Mother used to make. I just printed the recipe and will be making it on this SNOWY day!
user Pam Cornell aboutcakes - Apr 15, 2010
This is just like the pie my mom and grandma used to make. I have been making it for years. My sons favorite substitution is to spread a container of cool whip over the top in place of the meringue. My husband likes it just plain without whipped cream or meringue.
user Glenda Blackwell bsg159753 - May 18, 2010
Wow Thank you so much for posting this. My Mother used to make this when i was a Kid, I lost the recipe years ago. Now I can make this wonderful pie for my Grandkids.
user Vanessa Womack vwomack - Aug 21, 2010
Looks like everyones Mom used to make this - mine too! She hasnt made it in years and had forgotten the recipe . Thanks for posting- I cant wait to make this!

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