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Grandma's Cocoa Meringue Pie

Rated as 3.73 out of 5 Stars

"This is a chocolate custard pie recipe my grandmother taught me many years ago. It's always a big hit at church functions, charity bake sales, or family get-togethers."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 343 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch deep dish pie)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. In a large saucepan or double boiler combine flour, cocoa powder, 1 cup of sugar, and salt. Mix well, then stir in milk and egg yolks. Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture into baked pie shell.
  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Remove and allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 343 calories; 11.8 g fat; 53.2 g carbohydrates; 8.1 g protein; 107 mg cholesterol; 325 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is like my grandmother's with the exception that the butter was missing. I put in a couple teaspoons of butter and voila! Yes, it is thick but that simply means that the pie won't crumble. ...

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I added 2 tbl butter and a 1/2 c more milk and it turned out alright. I gave it 3 stars because of the confusion. But other then that it was not bad but I don't see myself making it again any ti...

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This is like my grandmother's with the exception that the butter was missing. I put in a couple teaspoons of butter and voila! Yes, it is thick but that simply means that the pie won't crumble. ...

I added 2 tbl butter and a 1/2 c more milk and it turned out alright. I gave it 3 stars because of the confusion. But other then that it was not bad but I don't see myself making it again any ti...

I have been making this pie for years. A helpful hint: Use 3 cups milk. It works fine and still sets. You can also reduce the egg yolks to 3. Great for pudding for the kids too! Also don't forge...

I was not impressed with this pie.. Just a little too thick more like a fudge pie..reducing the amount of flour may help..

I have been looking so long for this very recipe.My great grandmother used to make these for me every christmas.I lost my recipe 5 yrs ago.This is the very same one.I have searched for 3 yrs for...

I wanted to try this recipe, but where is the butter ?

I love to bake and use all recipes almost every day, this recipe does not work. The filling is very watery and the meringue is off. If you look at other meringue recipes you'll see that the ra...

Almost like the ones Mom makes,just a tad different,but excellant nonetheless! I don't understand what gave other reviewers problems,I made it exactly like the recipe and mine came out perfect.....

This is a great recipe. I adjusted just 1 egg white, I did not add the yolk to the pudding. Oven is better at 400 for 8-9 min. Great recipe!