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.
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 6 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk
- 3 beaten egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cooked 9 inch pie shell
- 3 egg whites (room temperature for best results)
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Filling: Combine sugar, flour, cocoa and salt in a saucepan.
- Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
- 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.
- Meringue: Preheat oven to 350.
- 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.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until browned.
I have tried many Chocolate Pie recipes but this is the easiest and best I have tried. Not too "chocolatey"--just right.
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.