Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate Meringue Pie

I came across this recipe because I needed something that emphasized eggs for school. I had never made this dessert, but tonight I made it and it was soooo good! It tasted like a s'mores in a pie. Yum!

Chocolate Meringue Pie

 ¾ cup sugar
5 Tbsp. baking cocoa
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. salt
2 c. milk
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pie crust

3 egg whites
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
6 Tbsp. sugar

1.     Crack eggs in half, separate the egg yolks and egg whites into separate bowls. Whisk the egg yolks until combined.
2.     In a saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; gradually add milk
3.     Cook and stir with a whisk over med-high heat until thickened and bubbly
4.     Reduce heat to med-low; cook and stir 2 minutes more; remove from heat
5.     Stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into the egg yolks, return this to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Once the chocolate thickens (like pudding) remove from heat and continue stirring
6.     Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour hot filling into pie crust
7.     Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Once peaks have formed, gradually add sugar and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing meringue to pie crust
8.     Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until top of egg whites are golden