A few weeks back my sister-in-law Alex and I were talking about pie recipes for the holidays. She said, “Oh, I have a good one! My grandma made it all the time when I was a kid and it’s one of my favorites!”. Alex dug through her recipe and sent me a picture of her Grandma’s chocolate pie recipe. I am honored to share it wit you guys!
This pie is perfect for your next family gathering, or for any day just because.
Let me show you just how easy it is to make… with or without the meringue. We chose with meringue!
- 1 1/2 c granulated sugar (plus 1/4 of a cup sepeatly)
- 2 c milk
- 1/2 c cocoa
- 3 eggs
- 1 T cornstarch
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 T vanilla
- unbaked pie crust
Gather up all of your ingredients.
Beat 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks in your mixer. (This is the one I have in my kitchen. I’ve had it for almost 12 years and it still runs like it’s brand new!)
Add in the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, salt and vanilla.
Add milk and beat well.
Move it to a sauce pan and cook over slow/low fire until it start to thicken. Whisk the entire time. You don’t want it to scorch.
Pour the batter into an unbaked pie crust and cook it at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.
While that is baking, let’s make the meringue.
In the standing mixer add the two remaining egg whites. Ensure they are at room temperature, this is very important.
Beat on high until the form high peaks adding 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar at a time, up to 1/4 of a cup. OR, you can omit the sugar, you do not have to use it.
Once the pie is done take it out of the oven and add the meringue.
Put it back in the oven at 350° for 12 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Look at this!
Let it cool and slice it up.
This pie will not disappoint.
I just can’t believe how easy it is to make.
I promise you, everyone will lick their plate clean!
I know we did!
It will become your favorite holiday pie!
For those asking, we did NOT pre-bake the pie crust. It gets baked with the chocolate pie filling and then again once you add the meringue. It comes out perfectly. No need to pre-bake at all!
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