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Monday, April 11, 2016

Dede's Famous Chocolate Pie!

   My grandmother, Dede, always made this chocolate pie, and when I took over making it, at about age 13, she would keep me home from a date just to make it!  lol

RECIPE:  Makes 2 Pies~

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie with meringue...

6 egg yolks
3 cups of sugar
1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
3 cups of milk
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of Hershey's Cocoa
4 teaspoons of vanilla
2 Marie Callendar's pie crusts


8 egg whites
1 cup sugar
cream of tartar

Follow directions to make Marie Callendar's frozen pie crusts (2).  Cook before adding pie mixture.

For pie:  Mix all dry ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Mix all wet ingredients, then add to saucepan.  Cook on medium heat until it bubbles and thickens to a pudding consistency.  Keep stirring gently throughout the cooking process, so that it won't stick to the bottom.  Pour into cooked pie shells.

For meringue:  Whip egg whites only with beaters for five minutes, then add 2 teaspoons cream of tartar and sugar.  Whip five more minutes till creamy.  Pour and shape onto two pies.  Cook for 15-20 minutes on 350 degrees, or until meringue is a medium brown.

When I make this on holidays, I have to make enough for everyone to eat AND take home! 

How to separate eggs:

Hope you enjoy our family recipe!

Best~ Veronica  

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