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November 23, 2013

CHOCOLATE PIE....THE ONE AND ONLY

 
This is the one and only chocolate pie I ever make. It started out as the best and has stood the test of time over forty years. The recipe came from mother's old Good Housekeeping cookbook. If you want to make a heavenly chocolate pie for your holiday table, this will not disappoint!
 


Nick:" Hey! What are you doing?"
 
Me: "Actually, I am making a homemade chocolate pie!
The weather is freezing and it's going to be a very wintry weekend.
 They are predicting sleet and ice you know!
So, this calls for a big pot of chili, homemade cornbread and
 your Daddy's favorite chocolate pie!"
 
Nick: "Good lord Mom, that sounds incredible!
 I remember your chocolate pie!
You are going to make that for Thanksgiving aren't you?"
 
Me: "No, I am making it for the weekend.
We have three other pies on the Thanksgiving menu."
 
Nick: "But Mom, that chocolate pie is my favorite.
I would be "so thankful" if you would add this to the dessert menu."
 
Me: "Oy Vey!"




CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 t. salt
2 cups milk
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
3 slightly beaten egg yolks (save the whites)
2 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 baked pie shell
 
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Add the ounce of unsweetened chocolate.  Cook, stirring continuously until bubbly, over medium heat. Cook and stir two minutes. Remove from heat.
 
Stir a small amount of this mixture into the beaten egg yolks. Return this into the remaining custard in the saucepan and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into the baked and cooled pie shell. Top with meringue and bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes.
 
THE MERINGUE
3 egg whites
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. cream of tarter
6. T. sugar
 
Beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, continuing to beat until you have stiff peaks. Spread over your pie. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until nicely browned.

5 comments:

  1. I will keep this one in mind for the holidays; absolutely decadent! XOXO

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  2. YUM!! Thank you for the recipe. Mine uses cocoa......I think I will try yours!

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  3. I made this pie for our family thanksgiving and it was a big hit! Since thanksgiving I have made 3 more just for our household. Thank you for the recipe. I will never buy another chocolate pie because I am a successful pie maker now!

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  4. Delicious! My family insists now that this pie will be requested for every get together we have and with such a large family that's a lot of pies! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Terry! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you decided to try this treasured recipe and that you had rave reviews from your family! That so warms my heart! Thank you love, for sharing this with me! Merriest of holidays to you and your family!

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