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Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Last week on Instagram I mentioned discussing our Thanksgiving menu with my Mother in Law.  She's hosting this year, but I'll be bringing homemade Chocolate Pie, Pecan Pie, and Mac & Cheese.  I had several people ask about my chocolate pie, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you here if you want to add it to your menu this week.  This is my Grandmother's recipe that my Mom made often as we grew up, it's definitely one of my favorite desserts that I often request for my birthday.  It's straightforward and made with simple ingredients, nothing fancy... just delicious!

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Here's what you'll need, you likely have everything you need on hand.


1 deep dish frozen pie crust

1 cup sugar (I prefer it a little less sweet and cut it back to 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup flour
1 T. butter
3 T. cocoa
1/8 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk (whole preferred)
1 t. vanilla

2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. sugar

I've made it no secret here with other recipes I've shared (Pecan Pie, Bacon & Cheese Quiche) that I find frozen pie crusts perfectly acceptable to use.  If you'd rather make your own, be my guest!

Set frozen crust out and allow to thaw.  I like to re-crimp the edges, even though I take a shortcut with the frozen crust I like to make it look a little prettier!  Bake empty crust according to directions on package.

Mix the first 6 filling ingredients in a saucepan, gradually adding milk and vanilla.  Stir constantly with a whisk on medium/high heat until filling becomes thick (pudding consistency).

Pour filling into baked pie crust and smooth top.

Prepare meringue by using a hand mixer to mix the eggs whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla in a glass or metal bowl.  Whip until soft peaks form, then continue mixing while gradually adding sugar until stiff peaks form.

Gently scoop meringue out onto hot pie filling, then spread to cover, sealing meringue to edges of crust.

Have fun making the top pretty if you'd like to!  Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until meringue is golden brown.  If peaks are getting too brown too quickly, loosely lay a piece of foil over the top until cooking time is over.

If the meringue intimidates you, it is not necessary!  You can definitely whip some heavy cream or just spread cool whip on top.  The filling is the best part anyway!  ;)

If desired, shave a bit of chocolate to sprinkle on top of cooled pie.  I just used a vegetable peeler along the edge of a chocolate bar.

Slip your pie in a pretty pie plate for a nicer presentation and prepare to watch it disappear!

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 This pie is delicious warm, but does best when allowed to sit and cool for a bit before slicing.  I actually prefer it cold or at room temperature.

I took this pie to our church Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday night, and it was gone in a hurry!  It really is an easy and fairly quick pie to make, so I'll be whipping out another one this week for Thursday.   What's your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?  I like the sampler dessert plate, a little bite of everything!  ;)

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  1. Greetings Jen~ Reading this you make it sound doable to make and I can appreciate that! I make a delicious pecan and sweet potato pie and even add chopped pecans to the sweet potato pie and love it. Will make this for Thanksgiving as I'm doing some baking and delivering goodies to friends today. Thank you as always and wishing you/your family a memorable Thanksgiving! xox

    1. Hi Julie, that sweet potato pie sound delicious! Thanks for trying the chocolate pie, I hope you love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. <3

  2. This is exactly how my mom used to make her chocolate pies, but of course nothing was written down. Thanks for posting this!

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