Georgia's Chocolate Cream Pie

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Recipe by PersonsZoo

This recipe is a hand-me-down from my husband's grandmother. She often made this pie for family gatherings and never had a written recipe until I begged her to show me how to make it. After a few trials and errors we came up with this recipe. Patience is a virtue when making this as it does take a while to cook the filling but the end result is out of this world! Hope others enjoy it as much as our family does!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 inches pie crusts, baked and cooled
  • 1 13 cups sugar
  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 3 -4 egg yolks
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups milk (2% or whole)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 -4 egg whites
  • 18 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 -8 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan.
  2. Beat together egg yolks and milk and gradually add to sugar mixture.
  3. Add salt, butter, chocolate squares (you can chop them to help speed melting) and vanilla.
  4. Heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly until it boils and thickens nicely.
  5. Cool slightly and add 1 or 2 tablespoons more of vanilla if you would like.
  6. Pour into a pre-baked pie crust and set aside.
  7. For meringue, beat 3-4 egg whites per pie until frothy.
  8. Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.
  9. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and you can no longer see the granules in the egg white. Beat until stiff peaks appear.
  10. Spread over pie filling and bake at 350-degrees for 10-12 minutes or until it
  11. begins to turn golden brown.
  12. Cool thoroughly and enjoy!

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