My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie

Debbie Thurmond

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@debbiethurmond

This was the recipe my grandmother always went to when she made a chocolate meringue pie. It was a hit with everyone in the family and it still is. Hope your family will enjoy it too!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE PIE FILLING

4 Tbsp
cocoa powder
3 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 c
milk
1 c
sugar
3
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 stick
butter
1
9 inch pie crust, baked

MERINGUE TOPPING

3
egg whites
6 Tbsp
sugar

Step-By-Step

1FOR CHOCOLATE PIE FILLING:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Mix all dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, and sugar) together in a boiler. Stir to blend well.
3Add slightly beaten egg yolks into the dry ingredients. Slowly add the milk a bit at a time until well blended, Over LOW heat, cook stirring CONSTANTLY until thickened (about 5 minutes.) Remove from heat.
4Add vanilla and butter and stir to blend well. Pour into a baked 9 inch pie crust.
5TO PREPARE THE MERINGUE:
Put the 3 egg whites in a small deep bowl. (I use a chilled aluminum bowl.) Beat on high until medium soft peaks begin to form.
6Slowly add the sugar and beat until the egg whites are glossy and holds firm, stiff peaks.
7Spoon over the chocolate mixture in the pie crust, pulling the meringue into peaks. Bake in a preheated oven until lightly browned.
8Allow to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom