Chocolate Meringue Pie (The Best Ever)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

We've tried a bunch of chocolate pie recipes from here, but none can hold a candle to this one that I grew up with from the Foods a la Louisiane book (from the Louisiana Women's Farm Bureau). It's easy, not too sweet and inexpensive. Also, using a high quality vanilla makes a huge difference.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Filling

  • 34 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 3 beaten egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cooked 9 inch pie shell
  • Meringue

  • 3 egg whites (room temperature for best results)
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Filling: Combine sugar, flour, cocoa and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
  3. Pour a small amount into beaten eggs and stir well. Return to hot mixture and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla, mixing well. Pour into a pie shell and set aside.
  4. Meringue: Preheat oven to 350.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed of the electric mixer, gradually adding sugar and vanilla. Beat until mixture holds firm peaks. Spread meringue over pie.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until browned.
Most Helpful

I have tried many Chocolate Pie recipes but this is the easiest and best I have tried. Not too "chocolatey"--just right.

dftarver April 18, 2010

I tried this recipe and it isn't "The Best Ever". This pie did not set and was very runny. I personally think it calls for too much milk. It also was not sweet enough and a bit too chocolatey for my taste.

Blessed Mommy January 04, 2010