Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Meringue Pie


Nothing in this world makes me happier than remembering my time in the kitchen with my Granny. She was 100% pure southern woman and cooked like an angel, this was my favorite pie and she often had one waiting for me when I came to spend time with her. It seems like a lot of those visits I was in the kitchen learning at her side....maybe she knew that someday I would be the one to carry on her legacy and her passion for cooking

Granny's Chocolate Pie

Filling ingredients:

4 tablespoons of cocoa or 1 1/2 squares of baking chocolate
3/4 cups of sugar
5 tablespoons of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
1 tablespoon of butter

Meringue ingredients:
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of sugar

Your favorite pie crust 

how to make the filling and meringue:

Mix your sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, eggs and milk (all except vanilla and butter) with a whisk.

Cook while stirring on medium until it bubbles and thickens, about five to 10 minutes. If it becomes lumpy, just beat out the lumps. (It will not get any thicker in the oven so cook until it's as thick as you want it.)

Remove from heat and stir in your vanilla and butter. Meanwhile, poke holes in your pie crust with a fork and bake it at 350 until it’s brown, about 20 minutes.

Beat your egg whites with salt and when they start to get fluffy add the sugar. 

Pour the chocolate custard into the baked pie shell  

Pour the chocolate custard into the baked pie shell and top with the beaten egg whites. 

Bake it until it the peaks on the meringue are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. 

allow pie to cool, slice and serve. you can top the pie with chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles for a pretty touch if you would like.


  1. pie .. I love pie , I have my mouth watering just by reading the ingredients list

  2. I thought that this was the weirdest color lemon meringue pie I had ever seen, and then I read the name again and realized it was chocolate. Had to laugh at myself for that one. I am not normally one to miss chocolate!

    This looks like an awesome recipe for a different kink of meringue pie! And I LOVE the pile of white lovely goodness on top.

    Thanks for sharing the memory of your grandmother in recipe form. I have a few recipes I learned at my grandmothers side as well and they are special!

  3. Thanks for sharing your Granny's recipe, I can't wait to try it!!! It looks delicious! :)

  4. I have pinned this so I can make it for our July 4th cookout. It looks so good! I can't wait to try it.

  5. Oh this looks delicious! Will have to bookmark as my sister loves this.

  6. Wow! I love the look of this pie. Almost to pretty to eat! ALMOST!!! Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  7. This looks amazing! Memories with grandmas are so lovely! :D