Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow, this pie has an intense chocolate flavor. It's a creamy, decadent pie any chocolate lover will ask for a second slice of. Using 4 egg whites in the meringue makes for a tall meringue that easily covers the pie. Delish!
pie crust, bought or homemade; personally I make mine
box of cook and serve chocolate pie mix; 5 oz.
handful of plain flour, about 1/4 cup
tablespoons dry cocoa drink mix, about 1/3 cup
liquid chocolate drink mix
Hershey's chocolate candy bar
cream of tarter
or 3 or 4 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups cups, frozen
1Prepare pie crust (homemade or frozen, your choice) and bake.
2In large saucepan, add all the rest of the ingredients for the pie. Using a whisk, stir constantly and cook until real thick.
3Remove and add to your pie crust.
4Using a metal bowl, add your egg whites (I use 4 for a better meringue) and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Using a mixer, beat until stiff. As you beat the whites, add 6 tablespoons of sugar, a little at a time, beating all of the time.
5When you get this done, add meringue to the top of your pie. Take a frozen Reese's cup and shave it all over your pie meringue. Brown in the oven. I set mine at about 375 degrees, turning occasionally, for even brownness.