Old Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie

Recipe by BDH9556
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Filling
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 6
    tablespoons flour
  • 3
    tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2
    cups milk
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3
    egg yolks (beaten)
  • 14
    cup butter (or 2 Tbs works)
  • 1
    cooked pastry shells
  • Meringue
  • 3
    egg whites (reserved above)
  • 6
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
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DIRECTIONS

  • Whisk dry ingredients with milk in a large glass heat-proof bowl and cook on high in the microwave.
  • Whisk every 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Separate eggs and beat egg yolks in a medium bowl while the liquid cooks.
  • When the liquid begins to thicken, wisk ladle-fulls of the hot liquid into the beaten egg yolks.
  • Strain the egg mixture back into the microwave bowl, whisking again to keep it smooth.
  • Continue to microwave until the filling begins to look sort of "cakey" around the edges.
  • Whisk to return it to the creamy texture.
  • After cooking it this way once, you will become accustomed to consistency and appearance at certain stages.
  • When the pie filling is quite thick, remove it from the microwave and add butter and vanilla.
  • Pour into the baked pie crust and cover with meringue.
  • Prepare meringue while the filling cools: Beat egg whites until "peak" stage.
  • Add sugar gradually, beating constantly.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Spread meringue on pie and bake in a 400° oven 8 to 10 minutes until the meringue has toasty peaks.
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