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May 20, 2015

GRANDMOTHER'S CHOCOLATE PIE


Grandmother and Granddaddy

I learned to cook and bake from the time I was five years old from my Grandmother Grace, Grandmother Estelle and my mother, Miss Helen. I marvel at each of them, as I look back on how much they did for their families. The lessons I learned from each of them are invaluable. One of the purposes of beginning a blog, probably like so many others, is to document favorite family recipes for my children and grandchildren. This chocolate pie is a "back in the day" easy- to- make, chocolate pie from Grandmother Grace. If it came from the hands of my grandmother, you can count on it being divine! I can just imagine if she ever knew her picture would end up on my blog and social media she would marvel at this and say, "For Land's Sake!" (one of her all time favorite expressions).



GRANDMOTHER’S CHOCOLATE PIE
1 pie crust
1 cup of evaporated milk

3 T. flour

3 T.  Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 t. vanilla extract




Preheat oven to 350. Bake pie crust according to directions. In a sauce pan combine milk, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, 3 egg yolks, and vanilla. Turn the pan on after ingredients are in it and set the temperature to medium. Whisk constantly until it begins to bubble and then reduce heat to simmer, cooking until thickened like pudding. When the chocolate filling and pie crust are cooked, place the chocolate filling in the crust and allow to cool a room temperature. When cooled, preheat oven to 400, and beat egg whites in a large bowl with a hand mixer on high until firm peaks form. Spoon meringue over the chocolate filling with a spatula, being sure to touch the edges of the pie to prevent the meringue from shrinking. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 5-8 minutes until meringue is browned. Allow to cool and serve.

6 comments:

  1. Mmmm... I make chocolate pie too but it sets up differently every time. I noticed that you use evaporated milk. I'm going to try your recipe and see if it works better.

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    1. I do hope you try this Stacey! Please enjoy!!! Thank you for visiting today!

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  2. Oh For Land's Sake----that sounds like an old-timey delicious pie, Betsy! Thanks! xo Diana

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    1. Enjoy Diana...it's delish! Let me know if you try Gram's recipe! Hugs!

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  3. Grandmothers are wonderful! Mine certainly was a jewel. This is just like her recipe for chocolate pie. Absolutely the best around. Everytime I make this, I see my "Ma's" precious hand cutting me a big slice. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. That is just a beauitul memory Regena! Thank you for sharing that with all of us! Big hugs for stopping by today!

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