Mom's Most Requested Chocolate Pie

“This chocolate pie is not only a Southern traditional dish, but my mom has to make 2 to take to church lunches. Most people go back for dessert only to find all the pie gone - the smart ones get their piece on the first trip through. This is pie is also served as "birthday cake" on most everyone's special day. And the only way to top it off is with a piled-high meringue!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked


  1. Combine all ingredients except butter in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thick like pudding, stirring constantly to prevent scorching and lumping.
  3. When mixture becomes thick, remove from heat and add butter; stir to combine.
  4. If lumping does occur, beat filling with a whip.
  5. Pour into pie shell.
  6. Make meringue according to your favorite recipe and top pie, sealing the edges with the meringue.
  7. Bake to brown meringue.
  8. Best if allowed to cool to lukewarm or room temperature.

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