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GRANNY'S CHOCOLATE MERINGUE PIE





GRANNY'S CHOCOLATE MERINGUE PIE

7/2/14


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. (I like to dust some dark shaved chocolate on the top)Picture of the completed pie is at the top of the page

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