CHOCOLATE PIE

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

This pie is my number one, all-time favorite dessert. To me, it represents love and family because it is the pie that my Grandma Dillie always baked for me when we would go to visit them "down in the country." However, I usually use a store bought crust these days (so much quicker.) Though my grandma never used a store bought crust in her life, I'm pretty sure she would approve.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1
pie shell, baked
2/3 c
sugar
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 c
whole milk
3
egg yolks. slightly beaten (reserve whites)
2 Tbsp
shortening
2 Tbsp
butter
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

FOR THE MERINGUE

3
reserved egg whites
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
5 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1In the top of a double boiler, combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 6 tablespoons cocoa.

2Add 2 cups milk and mix well.

3Stir and cook over boiling water for 10 minutes, until thickened. (Do not let pan sit in the boiling water.)

4Remove from heat and add about 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture to the eggs and stir well.

5Add egg mixture back to pan and mix well.

6Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until thickened.

7Remove from heat, add shortening, butter and vanilla and mix thoroughly.

8Cool for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then pour into baked crust placed on a cookie sheet (for ease of handling.)

9Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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10To prepare meringue, beat egg whites until frothy (a few seconds); add cream of tartar to egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form.

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11While continuing to beat, gradually add 5 tablespoons sugar and beat to stiff peaks.

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12Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and beat to stiff peaks.

13Spread meringue over pie and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned, turning once.

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14Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour, then place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

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15Refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom