Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

chocolate pie

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Linda Baugh
Birmingham, AL

My mom made this pie for us at home and now I make it for my family and most of all for my hubby who has been a chocolate lover all his life. Very versatile recipe and easy to make. Hope you enjoy it also!

★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate pie

  • 5
    eggs, separated
  • 1/2 c
    flour plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2-2 1/2 c
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened plus 1 tablespoons
  • 5
    egg whites for meringue
  • pinch of salt

How To Make chocolate pie

  • 1
    Bake pie shell.
  • 2
    Combine above ingredients and cook on high until it begins to boil, turn to medium until thick. Pour into pie shell after cooling slightly.
  • 3
    When completely cooled make egg white meringue sealing edges and bake until as brown as desired.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    TIPS: 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.
  • 6
    **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.