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Chocolate Meringue Pie #2

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Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

1    9 inch pie crust, baked
1/2  cup  Unsweetened cocoa, Dutch process, unsweetened
1/4  cup  Cornstarch
1 1/2  cups  Sugar
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
3    Egg, separated
2  cups  Milk
2  teaspoons  Vanilla, not extract
2  tablespoons  Butter

3    Egg whites
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  teaspoon  Vanilla, not extra
1/4  teaspoon  Cream of tartar
1  teaspoon  Baking powder
2/3  cup  Sugar

Pie: Combine dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir to mix thoroughly before you add liquids. Now add egg yolks (save the whites for the meringue) and milk and whisk until there are absolutely no lumps. Place directly over medium-low heat, stir CONSTANTLY until the pudding thickens and comes to a plopping boil. Watch it like a hawk and DON'T TURN UP THE FIRE; at this stage it'll stick and burn at the least provocation! Patience is essential here. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and butter. Pour into baked pie shell. Top with meringue. Bake at 325 F. until the meringue browns, 15 to 20 minutes. Meringue: Beat egg whites and all other ingredients except sugar until foamy. Add sugar, ONE TABLESPOON AT A TIME, while beating vigorously until the whites will hold a firm peak and are satiny looking. Spread meringue over the hot filling, starting with small amounts at the edges and sealing to the crust all around. If you don't make sure the meringue is well stuck to the crust at this stage, it'll shrink and pull away during the baking, which makes a lots less attractive pie. Spread pie with remaining meringue, making hills and valleys. Adding the sugar a little at a time helps make sure that it dissolves completely, and so helps prevent the meringue from weeping. Also, spreading the meringue over the hot filling helps--I don't know why. Adapted from The Only Texas Cookbook Linda West Eckhardt per Sam Waring

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