Mom's Chocolate Meringue Pie


This chocolate pie with meringue topping has a rich and creamy custard filling.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked


  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Make the pie: Mix sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch together in a medium saucepan. Gradually mix in milk. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly, 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Separate eggs. Set whites aside for meringue.

  3. Pour about 1 cup hot filling into egg yolks, whisking quickly to avoid scrambling eggs. Pour mixture back into the saucepan; whisk to combine with hot filling. Set over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour hot filling into crust.

  4. Make the meringue: Beat reserved egg whites and cream of tartar in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, then continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over hot filling, all the way to the crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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