Rating: 4.67 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A blend of chocolate and meringue. This is an easy and delicious microwave pie!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch 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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, mix together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. Once it is mixed well, stir in remaining milk. Microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes or until thick; stir halfway through cooking.

  • In a small bowl, place a small amount of the hot mixture and beat together with egg yolks. Stir back into original mixture in casserole dish. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thickened; stir frequently. Blend in butter and the 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour mixture into pastry shell.

  • To Make Meringue: In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time until stiff peaks form; stir in vanilla. Spread meringue over top of pie filling.

  • Seal rim of pie with aluminum foil, then bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes or just until meringue gets browned.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 44.9g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 89.3mg; sodium 245mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
I have been making chocolate pies like this for years. It also works for coconut (leave off the chocolate and add coconut sprinkling coconut on the meringue). The only difference in this recipe and mine is that I use 1 cup of sugar and 6 T of cocoa along with 3T flour and 1 1/2 T cornstarch. This makes a little more filling and I like the texture better than using just cornstarch for thickening. I also use a wire whisk to stir. Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2009
This never did set for me despite following the recipe. I'm not sure what went wrong. I'll keep looking for a good recipe for chocolate pie. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
I have been making chocolate pies like this for years. It also works for coconut (leave off the chocolate and add coconut sprinkling coconut on the meringue). The only difference in this recipe and mine is that I use 1 cup of sugar and 6 T of cocoa along with 3T flour and 1 1/2 T cornstarch. This makes a little more filling and I like the texture better than using just cornstarch for thickening. I also use a wire whisk to stir. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
Very dark chocolate. Great flavor and easy to make though I think I'd personally prefer the meringue to be a bit higher. My husband who normally doesn't like chocolate pie scraped his plate clean and wanted assurance there was going to be some left for later! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
I made this pie for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. It was fast and so easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
This was really good and very easy. I didn't have cream of tartar but my meringue turned out just fine. Next time I may actually double the meringue because I like more but all and all it was fantastic! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
YUMMY!!! Not only is this very good it's soooooo easy. No standing over a hot stove and stirring until your arm hurts. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
This makes a wonderful base for banana or coconut cream pie also just omit the cocoa. I do find that when I make it without the cocoa that I do have to cook it about a minute longer in the first step than I usually do to get it to thicken. I usually make a chocolate and a banana cream for when we have family nights and everyone is here. Slice 2 bananas in the bottom of your cooled crust and then add the pudding mixture after it is slightly cooled. I usually top with whipped topping and toasted sliced almonds. (If using coconut stir in 1/2 cup or amount desired into the mixture after stirring in butter and vanilla then pour into crust.) All are huge hits at our house! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
Outstanding!!! I used the Hershey's Dark Cocoa instead of regular. The pie tasted like a Hershey Bar! No more standing over the stove constantly stirring!! The best chocolate pie ever!!!!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Quick easy and absolutely delicious! I found this recipe when I needed a quick dessert that didn't require many ingredients. EVERYONE raved about this pie. My father-in-law also commented about how it has a great taste without a whole lot of sugar (he's a diabetic). I just finished making another one to take to Thanksgiving dinner today! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Although instead of cornstarch I used 1/3 cup flour. I also added chopped/ground peppermints. Oh my... Instead of the meringue topping I will use heavy whipping cream to make a whipped topping. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2009
This never did set for me despite following the recipe. I'm not sure what went wrong. I'll keep looking for a good recipe for chocolate pie. Read More