Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie Recipe

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Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie Recipe
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Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie Recipe

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My grandmother served this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was "too runny" or something else was wrong with it. Of course, grandma's chocolate pie was never less than perfect! – Donna Vest Tilley, Chesterfield, Virginia
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large 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 to pie crust. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie in Country Woman May/June 1991, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 317 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  1. 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 to pie crust. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie in Country Woman May/June 1991, p29

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Ashley User ID: 9406734 282226
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2018

"It is amazing and it was my first pie it turned out great!!!!"

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Krista User ID: 9337629 278401
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

"SO RUNNY!! The flavor was good but it did not set at all. The flavor was good for both the chocolate and the meringue. I did not change anything in the recipe and followed the directions exactly. Did not cut it until it was completely cold. Total failure. Gave 2 starts because the flavor was good but didn't work as a pie."

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Cathy User ID: 9317230 278119
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2017

"Didn't change anything. Awesome pie."

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Patti User ID: 9197579 276900
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2017

"This recipe was my first ever chocolate pie and my first ever anything with meringue. It turned out perfect. Will definitely make again!!"

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MichaelBKing11 User ID: 6202137 276241
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2017

"Too runny is an understatement. I followed the directions, and the pie did not set. I am not sure what went wrong."

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Dee User ID: 9230444 270278
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2017

"My first time making a chocolate pie, I followed the directions and it turned out perfect !! I'll definitely being making these in the future.. can't wait to show up for the next family gathering with one !"

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Sally User ID: 9214112 269067
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

"It was probably my fault but I followed the directions exactly. I Too had to use a straw for it. :-( I should have read the reviews first."

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mommayor User ID: 6425768 263189
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"Beautiful and delicious! Followed recipe exactly with no problems. Very easy! Will definitely make again."

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Arran User ID: 8961737 256201
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2016

"Absolutely Amazing turned out wonderful. For those who didn't get a perfect pie from this recipe did something wrong because I got a perfect chocolate meringue pie!!??"

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sherryelaine6 User ID: 1839464 240251
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"This pie tasted fine; however, it looked terrible. The merengue was flat and there was a lot of weeping on top. Obviously the directions need improvement."

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