My Grandma's Chocolate Pies

Recipe by Danzy
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 2 pies




  • Stir together sugar, cornstarch, salt and cocoa in a heavy 3 quart boiler.
  • Beat egg yolks with milk and stir into dry ingredients.
  • Add butter that has been cut into small cubes and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and just begins to "bubble".
  • You must stir constantly or this filling will scorch.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and pour into baked pie shells and let cool some.
  • Make a meringue from the 6 egg whites, cream of tarter and sugar.
  • Spread on top of pies and brown in the oven at 325°F.
  • Remove pies from oven when meringue is nicely brown.
  • Let cool at least 30 minutes before you attempt to cut these pies.
  • Let the kids or dear hubby have the pot and stirring spoon to lick clean.