Debbie Thurmond Recipe

My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie

By Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond


Rating:
Serves:
6-8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

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!

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR CHOCOLATE PIE FILLING:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Mix all dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, and sugar) together in a boiler. Stir to blend well.
3
Add 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.
4
Add vanilla and butter and stir to blend well. Pour into a baked 9 inch pie crust.
5
TO 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.
6
Slowly add the sugar and beat until the egg whites are glossy and holds firm, stiff peaks.
7
Spoon over the chocolate mixture in the pie crust, pulling the meringue into peaks. Bake in a preheated oven until lightly browned.
8
Allow to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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49 Comments

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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Jan 26, 2014
Thanks, Tara. Somehow, this comment slipped by me. I was out of town at Christmas and then came down with the flu that turned into bronchitis. I was out of it for awhile. So sorry. I am so glad you liked it. I absolutely love this pie myself. I never make it that I don't think of my sweet Grandmother. She taught me so much about cooking.Sometimes the old recipes are the best ones!
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Tara Simpson momy2eight
Dec 24, 2013
This is the best chocolate pie recipe I've ever had. Makes a beautiful tasty desert for very little $$$. I made three for Thanksgiving and all were eaten that day! I'm making them today for Christmas as well. Thank you for sharing! And merry christmas!!
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Nov 16, 2013
Wendy, the only thing I can think of is that your heat was not quite high enough or you did not cook it long enough. It varies with the weather and humidity. When it starts to thickens it thickens quickly, you must add the vanilla and butter and stir in quickly, because it becomes fudgy. Try more heat next time. It will be bubbly, so you must stir constantly.
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Wendy Tate Wendyt8
Nov 15, 2013
Debbie, I tried making this pie for a friend last week. I followed it to the letter and it never thickened--not even after several hours in the fridge. Is there any missing ingredient or step?
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Dec 28, 2012
That's what I love to hear, Ellen. It is the best I ever had, too. And it is sooooo easy! So glad you loved it!