my grandmother's chocolate pie

★★★★★ 11 Reviews
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By Debbie Thurmond
from Shreveport, LA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There's something special about a classic chocolate meringue pie. This version has a homemade chocolate pudding that's creamy and full of rich chocolate flavor. On top of the flaky crust, it's fantastic. A soft and fluffy meringue on top adds a hint of sweetness. A simple, but elegant, dessert that's sure to please everyone.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 11 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my grandmother's chocolate pie

  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1
    9 inch pie crust, baked
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp

How To Make my grandmother's chocolate pie

Test Kitchen Tips
Before step 1, we pre-baked our pie crust in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Oven set to preheat.
    FOR CHOCOLATE PIE FILLING: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cocoa, flour, and sugar in a double boiler.
    Mix all dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, and sugar) together in a double boiler. Stir to blend well.
  • Egg yolks mixed into dry ingredients and milk added.
    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.
  • Adding in butter and vanilla extract.
    Add vanilla and butter. Stir to blend well.
  • Filling poured into baked pie crust.
    Pour into a baked 9-inch pie crust.
  • Whipping egg whites.
    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. Slowly add the sugar and beat until the egg whites are glossy and hold firm, stiff peaks.
  • Egg whites formed into peaks on top of the chocolate filling.
    Spoon over the chocolate mixture in the pie crust, pulling the meringue into peaks.
  • Baking the chocolate pie until meringue is toasted.
    Bake in a pre-heated oven until lightly browned.
  • My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie with golden brown meringue.
    Allow to cool. Then refrigerate until ready to serve.