Grandma's Chocolate Meringue Pie

Course : Chocolate
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 large eggs -- separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 crust pastry shell -- (9-inches), baked
1 recipe meringue
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar
 

Preparation / Directions:

In a saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; gradually add milk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into the egg yolks. Return to saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour hot filling into pie crust. For meringue, immediately beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. SPread evenly over hot filling, sealing meringue to pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.

 

Nutritional Information:

184 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (17% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 78mg Cholesterol; 118mg Sodium


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