Let your nostalgia run wild with this simple and delicious chocolate pie that will most likely bring back memories of your grandma’s baking.
A few weeks back my sister-in-law Alex and I were talking about pie recipes for the holidays. She said, “Oh, I have a good one! My grandma made it all the time when I was a kid and it’s one of my favorites!”. Alex dug through her recipe and sent me a picture of her Grandma’s chocolate pie recipe. I am honored to share it wit you guys!
It’s a luscious chocolate custard resting on a flaky, almost salty crust, topped with a springy meringue. For me, it’s la pièce de résistance and whether times are good or times are bad, it’s always welcome and appropriate.
I can’t remember a period in my life when it wasn’t my favorite dessert. My family has always been pie eaters, but we fall into several camps: there are the peach enthusiasts, the pecan lovers and then there are those of us who prefer the chocolate. My mom loves the chocolate best so that’s probably why it’s my (and my brother’s) favorite as well. But that doesn’t explain why Mom doesn’t make it. Nope, only one person can make my grandma’s chocolate pie and that’s my grandma.
This pie is perfect for your next family gathering, or for any day just because.
Let me show you just how easy it is to make… with or without the meringue. We chose with meringue!
My grandmother served chocolate meringue pie after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was “too runny” or something else was wrong with it.
- ½ c. cocoa
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla.
This recipe does not have meringue on it. You could make the meringue if you want.
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt and vanilla, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat. Cook until thick, beating it smooth. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill