1/2 cflour plus 1 tablespoon
1-1 1/2 tspvanilla extract
2-2 1/2 cmilk
1 3/4 csugar
6 Tbspbutter, softened
1/2 ccocoa, unsweetened plus 1 tablespoons
5egg whites for meringue
·pinch of salt
How to Make Chocolate Pie
- Bake pie shell.
- Combine above ingredients and cook on high until it begins to boil, turn to medium until thick. Pour into pie shell after cooling slightly.
- When completely cooled make egg white meringue sealing edges and bake until as brown as desired.
- I sometimes use cool whip as topping because my children never liked meringue. If using cool whip keep refrigerated.
Makes 1 large or 2 small pies.
I use a whisk to stir while cooking and cooling enough to put in pie shells to make consistency smooth.
This also makes a delicious creamy vanilla sauce that I use for banana pudding. Just leave out cocoa, cook to desired consistency for pudding and pour over wafers and bananas.
- **To make coconut pies,(leave out cocoa) add 1 to 1-1/2 cups (or as much as you like) coconut, change vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract.
Add coconut after cooking and I also sprinkle coconut on top of meringue or cool whip.