Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

From what I can see, this is different than the other chocolate pies listed. It's my grandmother's recipe. The effort is well worth it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pie shell in the oven to pre-cook for a couple of minutes, until lightly browned.
  2. Mix and cook filling ingredients in the top half of a double boiler.
  3. Stir constantly until mixture begins to thicken. This will take about 20 minutes. The texture should resemble a pudding.
  4. Put on lid and let cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  6. Pour into baked pie shell.
  7. Beat egg whites and salt until almost stiff.
  8. Add a large dash of cream of tartar.
  9. Add sugar one tablespoon at a time.
  10. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  11. Top chocolate with stiff egg whites.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees until meringue is lightly golden.
Most Helpful

I thought this pie was OK, but not great. After an hour of constant stirring on the boiler it still had not thickened up very well. I ended up taking it off the heat for fear of it burning. It was very runny. The taste was reasonable, a bit too sweet for my liking but the kids liked it very much. But I don't know if I'll make it again, sorry.

Droopy Drawers, By Lucy Lastic February 25, 2008

Oh my goodness, this is some rich pie....we love it. I guess I didn't cook it quite long enough, so it wasn't as set as much as I thought it would, but not to worry, it was still good. Made exactly as directed...wouldn't change a thing, except got to get that timing thing down a little better. Will be making this again.

Jellyqueen August 02, 2007