Easy chocolate meringue recipe is simple to follow, yet produces fool-proof results, The rich chocolate filling is topped with billowy sweet meringue.
Keyword chocolate meringue pie, chocolate pie, chocolate pie recipe
Cook Time 1day55minutes
For the filling:
5tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
1(12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1(9 inch) single crust pie
For the meringue:
1/4teaspooncream of tartar
For the pie:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour and cocoa powder. Stir in sugar.
Add mixture to a medium saucepan and blend in evaporated milk and vanilla.
Beat the egg yolks slightly, and stir into pan until just combined.
Add the butter. Heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pie looks set when gently shaken.
For the meringue:
In the meantime, combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean, dry metal or glass bowl. Beat at medium speed until egg yolks form bubbles and look frothy.
Add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Beat on medium speed between each addition until the sugar is well incorporated. At this point, when you pull your mixer out of the meringue, the point that forms will fall over on top of itself. This is soft peaks.
Keep beating the eggs whites until they become more dense and shiny. You know your meringue is ready when you pull the mixer out and the point stands up straight. This is stiff peaks.
Spread or pipe the meringue over the top of your pie as soon as it comes out of the oven. Spread meringue all the way to the edge where the crust and the pie meet to seal the meringue.
Return the pie back to the oven. Bake until the meringue begins to brown, about 10-15 minutes.