Deep South Chocolate Pie
Author/Submitted by: Jo Anne Merrill
Pies & Pastries
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cream of tartar
Beat egg yolks. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and milk together. Blend and
add to egg yolks. Chip up the margarine into small pieces and add to the
egg mixture; add vanilla and blend. Cook over medium heat until margarine
is melted, stirring constantly. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake in
preheated 350-degree oven until firm and pastry is browned (about 30
minutes). Check since time will vary.
MERINGUE: In large mixing bowl, combine egg whites and pinch of cream of
tartar. Beat until stiff but not dry. If you desire, add 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract. Mix 8 tablespoons sugar with 4 tablespoons cornstarch and
gradually add to egg whites. Beat well for at least five minutes, as
mixing too little will cause the meringue to separate. Spread on top of
pie, sealing to edges. Bake for few minutes until meringue is light golden
brown. Cool a few minutes before slicing.
Serving Ideas : Best when served chilled.
NOTES : As many wonderful cooks will tell you, recipes are not always
measured in exact amounts or with specific cooking temperature and time.
This recipe, which was given to me by a great southern cook, is absolutely
delicious and I have tried to approximate the amounts and cooking time.
By "Lloyd A. Carver" <email@example.com> on Jan 5, 1996