Chocolate Meringue Pie from the Telephone Pioneers

  • Yield 8 servings

A delicious homemade chocolate pie is a great way to end any meal.

Ingredients

3 -- eggs, separated
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 -- 9-inch baked pie shell
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 1/4 cups sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt.  Scald milk and add butter.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sugar mixture and cook until slightly thickened.  Remove from heat and add beaten egg yolks.  Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.  Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and pour mixture into baked pie shell.  Beat egg whites with 6 tablespoons sugar, cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until stiff peaks form.  Spread over pie and bake at 400F until lightly browned.  Chill before serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior Serve League of Panama City’s Bay Leaves (The Junior Service League of Panama City, Fl., 1975).

 

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