Deep South Chocolate Pie

Deep South Chocolate Pie

A chocolate pie does not have to be considered deep South.  It can be the deep North, the deep Midwest, the deep anywhere.  It's a chocolate pie and almost every body loves chocolate, but the deeper in the south you go the chocolate gets more intense.

-Sweet Mama Janise



For 1 people ()


  • 1.25 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cocoa
  • 1.5 cup(s) milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 0.5 stick margarine


  • 4 egg whites
  • 8 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 pinch(es) cream of tartar
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) vanilla (optional)

Deep South Chocolate Pie Directions

  1. Beat egg yolks.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and milk together. Blend and add to egg yolks.
  3. Chip up the margarine into small pieces and add to the egg mixture; add vanilla and blend.
  4. Cook over medium heat until margarine is melted, stirring constantly.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Spread on top of pie, sealing to edges. Bake for few minutes until meringue is light golden brown. Cool a few minutes before slicing. 
  9. Serving Ideas : Best when served chilled.

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