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Chocolate Meringue Pie

Here's a pie with a creamy, chocolate filling topped with mile-high meringue. Whip it up for your friends and family. The presentation is beautiful. And they will enjoy every last bite!

Ingredients

  • 1 baked pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2.5 cups 2% or whole milk
  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract

Meringue: 6 room temperature egg whites, 1/2 t. cream of tartar, 1/4 t. salt and 3/4 cup sugar *See tips for mile-high meringue in the "Enjoy Life Eat Chocolate" post!

Instructions

  1. Prepare pie crust; cool. This may done the day before.

  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  3. In a 2-quart saucepan set over low heat stir together the sugar, flour, and salt; stir in the milk.

  4. Cook mixture stirring constantly. Add the chocolate; raise the heat to medium continue cooking until mixture boils and thickens (about 10 minutes).

  5. In a small bowl, briefly whisk the egg yolks; add a small amount of the chocolate mixture, whisk together and return to the mixture to the saucepan.

  6. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until very thick. At this point, do not boil!

  7. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.

  8. Pour into baked pie crust. Top with meringue. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes in preheated oven until lightly browned. Watch carefully!

  9. *Meringue pies are best served on the day they are made.