Hershey's Cocoa Chocolate Pie

Kay Skipper Recipe

By Kay Skipper Kay112

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This old fashioned stately chocolate pie is made the quick and easy modern way~ with a microwave oven; so forget stirring over a hot stove with a double boiler. This chocolate pie is a snap to make and even more fun to eat!


Although I stated the prep time and cook time is 10 minutes for each, I did not include making the meringue and baking until meringue is light golden brown. Add another 10 minutes--- 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook your meringue pie.


1 c
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa
1/8th tsp
egg yokes, beaten (save the egg whites for later use)
2 c
whole milk
2 Tbsp
butter (doesn't have to be melted)
1 tsp
9" deep pie crust, baked (375 to 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes)
egg white (discard the egg yolk) to be included with the other two egg whites for the meringue.
1/4th tsp
cream of tarter (optional) for making meringue enter stiff peak faster.
1/2 c
sugar (for meringue)

Directions Step-By-Step

Bake the pie shell on 375 to 400 degree temp. This should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes so begin watching your pie shell that last 5 minutes due to varying ovens.
In a microwaveable mixing bowl, mix cornstarch, cocoa, sugar and salt thoroughly-- breaking up all cornstarch lumps; stir in slightly beaten egg yolks. With an electric mixer, mix all together as you add a tablespoon of the whole milk. (Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with spatula to blend all thoroughly.) Add another tablespoon of whole milk and mix all very thoroughly and then add another tablespoon of the milk until the pie filling is very creamy and without any lumps. Now slowly add a 1/2 cup of milk at a time until all milk is thoroughly blended in.
Place mixing bowl of uncooked pie filling in the micorwave and cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir using a spatula, raking down the sides of the bowl. Cook on HIGH for 3 more minutes, stopping around the 1 1/2 minute mark to blend the chocolate pie filling together. Continue to cook on high for another 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate pie filling is thick like pudding.

(Sometimes, I pull the bowl out of the microwave oven around the 4th to 5th minute to mix the pie filling very thoroughly with the electric mixer.)
Once it is cooked, which it should be cooked around the 6th to 7th minute, add two tablespoons of butter and then 1 teaspoon of vanilla; stir and allow to cool at room temperature an hour or two.
Add cooked and cooled pie filling to cooked pastry pie shell.
To make meringue, beat the 3 egg whites until stiff (approximately 4 to 5 minutes. (When you begin beating on high speed of mixer, add your 1/4th tsp of Cream of Tarter and then slowly add a tablespoon of sugar at a time until 1/2 cup of sugar is blended.)

Bake in oven @ 375 to 400 degrees for several minutes to 5 minutes, until meringue is light golden brown. Chill in refrigerator for several hours before serving.

For more tips on making meringue, check out my recipe on how to make Coconut Cream Pie. The meringue recipe is more in depth.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Sapphire Ice SapphireIce
Jun 21, 2015
Hi Kay! I found you today, and have been going through all of your recipes and saving the ones I want to try. So far I've read through page 2 of them, and have a question regarding your Chocolate & Coconut Cream Pies made in the microwave. The reason I never try recipes made in the microwave is because the wattage varies so much in microwaves that the "high" can be so different between brands because of that reason (watts), so was wondering if you know what setting you cook yours on (Low, Med, Hi, or a power setting in between) & your wattage, before I try making these pies? It's heartbreaking to waste ingredients or have to throw an entire recipe away, so I'm hoping you still check comments on these recipes. I appreciate your taking the time to read and reply to help offer insights for my success! :) (I've bookmarked so many of your other recipes - you really are such a good cook! I'm excited!) Thanks much!
Marie Perkins MPerky
Jan 4, 2014
Oh my goodness! I've tried so many chocolate pie recipes and this one is the very best. Not only was it super easy, the consistency was perfect. I'll never make chocolate pie any other way. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.
Kay Skipper Kay112
Nov 9, 2011
Great, Jeanne! :)
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Nov 9, 2011
Thanks, Kay....I will give them both a try. They sound so easy and delicious.
Kay Skipper Kay112
Nov 8, 2011
Thanks for sharing, Kitkat! :)