This pie will delight chocolate lovers! My husband's family has enjoyed it at get togethers for many years.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • To Make Chocolate Custard: In a large saucepan or double boiler combine 1 cup of sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Mix well, then stir in egg yolks and milk. Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has the consistency of pudding.

  • Stir vanilla extract and butter or margarine into custard. Pour mixture into baked pie shell.

  • To Make Meringue: In a medium glass or metal bowl whip egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue over chocolate custard, covering completely.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes, until meringue is golden brown. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 52.8mg 18% DV; sodium 142.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2005
The pie was very good but since I've worked in kitchens all my life I knew that this recipe needed some tweaking. when making the meringue the recipe doesn't specifically tell you how many egg whites. and two will hardly do the job if you like meringue. If I am going to go through the trouble of making this masterpiece I want it to be spectacular. so I used 5 egg whites. if you've never made anything with stiff egg whites. whip them like crazy. make sure they are stiff peaks, you should be able to turn the bowl upside down with out them so much as moving. The meringue will fail if you do not get the whites whipped correct. I did not have a problem with the filling it was very good. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the issue of the egg whites. that was quite confusing in the recipe especially if someone has never made anything like this. These are fun pies to make! good luck and good eating! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2006
I made this pie tonight I haven't tasted the finished product however the chocolate custard is very good. One BIG note however if you are trying to fill a 9" pie crust you MUST TRIPLE the recipe. I wound up making 2 batches one regular (which only filled about 1/2" of the bottom of the crust) and one double batch. Tripled this recipe fills the pie to the edge of the crust. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2005
The pie was very good but since I've worked in kitchens all my life I knew that this recipe needed some tweaking. when making the meringue the recipe doesn't specifically tell you how many egg whites. and two will hardly do the job if you like meringue. If I am going to go through the trouble of making this masterpiece I want it to be spectacular. so I used 5 egg whites. if you've never made anything with stiff egg whites. whip them like crazy. make sure they are stiff peaks, you should be able to turn the bowl upside down with out them so much as moving. The meringue will fail if you do not get the whites whipped correct. I did not have a problem with the filling it was very good. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the issue of the egg whites. that was quite confusing in the recipe especially if someone has never made anything like this. These are fun pies to make! good luck and good eating! Read More
(325)
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2006
I made this pie tonight I haven't tasted the finished product however the chocolate custard is very good. One BIG note however if you are trying to fill a 9" pie crust you MUST TRIPLE the recipe. I wound up making 2 batches one regular (which only filled about 1/2" of the bottom of the crust) and one double batch. Tripled this recipe fills the pie to the edge of the crust. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2007
I ended up having to triple this recipe to fill the pie crust. I added extra egg whites because we like our meringue piled high. The pie tasted good and I will make this again. I gave it 3 stars only because I had made and poured the first batch before I realizes that I would need more filling. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2003
The Meringue Recipe turns out runny and is not user friendly to new cooks who do not realize that meringue should be beat with only the egg whites for a long while before adding the sugar. However the recipe could be reformated to make a wonderful Chocolate Meringue Pie. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
Maybe I made some huge mistake but this recipe did not work for me at all. The chocolate pudding filling never did become the consistancy of pudding. I had to add lots more flour to get it thickened. There was not enough filling for the crust so I added layers of banana to fill it up to the top. I also doubled the meringue. The pie tasted good but by the time I was done altering the recipe it was not the same recipe. Maybe there is a mistake? I'm usually good at following recipes I don't know why this one flopped for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
This is very good just what I've been looking for. I usually make a cream pie so I'm used to a lot more filling and meringue. Next time I'll double the recipe which will take care of both problems for me. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2002
This recipe didn't work for me. It didn't set up well and was sickningly sweet. There wasn't enough merengue until I added 3 more egg white. This one is not a keeper for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2002
Super easy and a real crowd pleaser. Non-baker-types are always soooo impressed with any type of meringue and just have no idea how long it takes! I have a very small apt and can only cook 2 9" pies at a time in an oven and I easily made 10 of these babies in just over an hour and 20 mins. Only thing I'd recommend is adding 50% more egg white for the meringue. I didn't feel it had enough meringue!!!! Other than that - spectacular! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Very good but is like a fudge pie instead of cream. Read More
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