This is the pie my mom alway's made especially if company was coming. I continue to make it company or not for 30+ years. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
6oz chocolate chips
single pie shell, cooled- store bought or homemade
1Take first 3 ingredients, put in a double-boiler (or heatproof dish in pan over hot water ) medium heat for a gentle boil. (or you can nuke ) Stir until melted. Cool.
2When chocolate mixture is room temperature, by hand add egg yolks one at a time, beating until each is well incorporated, then add vanilla. Set aside.
3Now with your mixer, beat the 4 egg whites until very stiff. Carefully fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into your cooled pie crust. Put in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled about 2-3 hours.
4Top with whipped topping of your choice, Redi-whip, Cool Whip or your own homemade. You can top this with chocolate shavings/curls, jimmies or mini chocolate chips.
5*we never had a problem because the eggs are uncooked. The pie is refrigerated, not left out. You can use pasturized eggs if you prefer. Enjoy!