Grandma’s Chocolate Pie

I love me some meringue pie because they remind me of grandma. Chocolate is my favorite, so I’m going to share Grandma’s chocolate pie with you. Find out more.

I love me some meringue pie because they remind me of grandma. Chocolate is my favorite, so I’m going to share Grandma’s chocolate pie with you. Find out more.

Old fashioned chocolate pie

There are a lot of fancy new kinds of chocolate pie, but I find the simplicity of the old-fashioned pies to be the best. Just a simple custard filling topped with a fluffy meringue just makes a girl happy. I have learned to make grandma’s chocolate pie in the microwave too.

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I was never able to master the custard because I would always burn it. Then I made a bunch of pies with a friend who was helping me help my daughter raise money for a trip and she did hers in the microwave. I combined Carolyn’s microwave method with my grandma’s recipe and I have the perfect storm of chocolate meringue pie.

Old fashioned chocolate meringue pie

You don’t see a whole lot of meringue pies these days, but it’s still a favorite when you do bring one out. I have two secrets to make them the best pies ever. One is using Ree Drummond’s pie crust recipe. Ree knows where the flavors at. Most pie crust is one note in flavor, but Ree’s is punched up and it makes your pies taste A-MAZING! 

We don’t eat shortening, and the only difference we make is using butter in our crusts just like grandma did. They are as flaky and flavorful as ever.

               

               

   

My second secret in making my chocolate pie amazing is substituting vanilla extract and using chocolate extract instead. Find out more about how I came up with that. I promise, if you make some and use it in this pie, you’ll be amazed! Hurry up and whip up this pie for Easter. You’ll be the talk of the town.

Try making your own chocolate extract. Replacing expensive vanilla with homemade chocolate extract gives an amazing depth of chocolate flavor. Find out more.

Grandma’s chocolate pie

1 baked pie shell

¾ c raw sugar

¼ c cornstarch

3 c whole milk

5 eggs

2 T butter

1 ½ tsp chocolate extract

¼ tsp cream of tartar

6 T raw sugar

½ tsp chocolate extract

Separate 4 eggs and place yolks in microwave safe bowl

Add additional egg and beat well

Then add milk and beat again

Add ¾ c sugar and cornstarch

Whisk thoroughly

Microwave for 2 minutes

Whisk very thoroughly again

Microwave 30 seconds and whisk again

Repeat this until custard begins to thicken and set

In separate bowl on stand mixer, place the 4 egg whites and the cream of tartar

Beat with whisk attachment for 1 minute

Sprinkle sugar over egg whites while mixer is going

Once all 6 T sugar are added, turn mixer to high and whisk until stiff peaks are reached

Add chocolate extract and let it mix in

Pour custard mixture into pie shell

Spread meringue over top making sure it touches the pie shell on every part of the edge

Bake at 350 until meringue is lightly browned, about 10 minutes

Serve cooled or refrigerated. Store in refrigerator

If you don’t like meringue, make pie as directed but top with whipped cream instead of making the meringue. Save your egg whites for another dish.

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