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Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie

 Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie
My grandmother served chocolate meringue pie after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was "too runny" or something else was wrong with it. Of course, it was never less than perfect! I've been married for 22 years, and my husband and I have two daughters (18 and 15). When I was expecting for the second time, I had a craving for chocolate and baked this pie often. One mornin
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; gradually add
  • milk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and
  • bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  • Stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into the egg yolks. Return to
  • saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove
  • from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour hot filling into pie crust.
  • For meringue, immediately beat egg whites with cream of tartar until
  • soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until
  • stiff and glossy. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing meringue

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Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to pie crust. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 317 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.