Mom's Chocolate Pie

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This recipe comes from my mother and I like it because it is GOOD. It's about 100 years old and has stood the test of time in our family.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cream
1/2 cup whole milk
4 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 baked pie crust; should be of the deep-dish variety

Instructions

Mix sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt and set aside. Separate eggs, reserving whites in a clean, fat-free chilled bowl. Mix cream and whole milk with sugar, cocoa, flour and salt and cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Beat egg yolks until thick. Add small amount of chocolate mixture to egg yolks and stir. Then add egg yolk mixture to chocolate mixture and cook over medium low heat until very thick. Remove from heat, add one tablespoon butter and the vanilla. Stir, and then let cool.

While this cools, make meringue for top of pie. 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Mix egg whites and cream of tartar in chilled mixing bowl until foamy and then slowly add sugar until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Pour chocolate mixture into baked pie crust, and top with meringue. Bake in 350 degree oven until meringue is just lightly browned. Cool before serving.

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

1 pie

Preparation Method

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It seems 1/2 cup milk is not

It seems 1/2 cup milk is not much either to fill a pie shell. My mom's recipe is 1/2 cup cocoa; 1 cup sugar; 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 cups milk; 3 eggs, separated; 3 tbls butter; 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Follow same basic directions as above--for meringue, I use one tablespoon sugar per egg white with the tsp. cream of tartar and vanilla

We went back into the kitchen

We went back into the kitchen to try this pie and it is very good. We suggest you try it as is. It is delicious with a hint of chocolate goodness.

I would use 1/2 c cocoa

I would use 1/2 c cocoa powder, but I like lots of chocolate. It needs at least 1/3 c

We went back into the kitchen

We went back into the kitchen to try this pie and it is very good. If you want it to be rich in chocolate taste, then yes, increase the cocoa. But we suggest you try it as is. It is delicious with a hint of chocolate goodness.

Not enouth cocoa in this

Not enouth cocoa in this recipe. It would barely be chocolate.

What would your

What would your recommendation be, to make it more chocolatey?

We went back into the kitchen

We went back into the kitchen to make this pie, and it is quite good. It is not overly chocolatey, as you noted, but it is delicious with a hint of chocolate.

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