Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Best Ever Chocolate Pie

This was posted 3 1/2 years ago.   Made it for this 4th of July  and took a picture.  I thought it looked real good.   Will see how it tastes...

I can remember the day I tasted a piece of this pie at my mother's. I know it has been close to 25 years ago. My mother's younger sister had left off several pieces. I tried this and thought this is the best I have ever tasted It has become a family favorite.
So many years later with a recipe card that is so stained I have to retype - here goes.
Thank you Aunt Johnnie

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbs flour
3 tbs cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 large can evaporated milk
4 large egg yolks, beaten
2 tbs melted butter
2 tsp vanilla

Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa and salt. Add milk beaten egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Mix well. Pour in deep dish pie shell and bake 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then 325 for 30 to 35 minutes.
Spread meringue on pie. Bake until slightly brown.

Best Ever Meringue

8 tbs sugar
1 tbs cornstarch
1/2 cup water
3 egg whites ( sometimes use the 4 left over )
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine 2 tbs sugar with the cornstarch in small saucepan and add water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and clear. Beat egg whites with salt and vanilla until soft mounds form. Add 6 tbs sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Add hot mixture in a stream and continuing beating until meringue stands in stiff peaks. Spoon over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.


Nan said...

I have longed for chocolate pie since my mother died, and I thank you heartily! I'll try it and soon!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

nan I surely hope this does well for you. I have made it so many times and what I like is this meringue stands up for days. Sometimes people would comment if I had picked it up at a bakery.

Irena said...

Wow! Your pie sound great! Need to try make it this weekend :)

Judy said...

This sounds so good! I will copy it and try it as soon as I get to the grocery to get the ingredients. I got the book of manners in the mail the other day. Ordered it off the internet. It will be one of TW's Christmas gifts. Thanks so much.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy thank you for the comment.
My little one stopped by Tuesday and wanted me to read this book to her again. She loves it and I know your grandson will.

Anonymous said...

Yum! Recipes like these are why I can't lose weight. :P

I'm going to have to make that sometime. I've been doing just cooked chocolate pudding in a graham cracker crust w/ cool whip. LOL Which *is* pretty good. ;)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I think I gained a pound just reading this yummy recipe. :)

I hope you are enjoying the rain this morning!

p.s. we all got good sleep last night...yea!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

fairflutters - yes this is not a pie to make if you want to lose weight. But it is so good!
Jamie if you like I will add to Thanksgiving deserts.

Tabor said...

Well, being addicted to anything chocolate this will have to be on my list to try...I had just bought a bunch of apples at the store and was planning on making baked/stuffed apples in the I will have to hold of on the pie for a little bit...but I Printed it out.

Darlene said...

When I was a little girl we sometimes ate at a restaurant and I can remember the anxiety I had trying to decide between chocolate or butterscotch pie. I still have that dilemma.