My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie

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Debbie Thurmond

By
@debbiethurmond

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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

How to Make My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie

Step-by-Step

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

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About My Grandmother's Chocolate Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom