Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mam-ma's Chocolate Pie


My sweet mam-ma made the BEST chocolate pie. We used to request it at every holiday dinner or family gathering and it was a fight to see who could eat the most. I have never tried to make it until this weekend. It tasted good but I have a long way to go on being able to make a good meringue. I don't know what the secret it is but I hope one day I can get mine to fluff up like hers always did.

Ingredients:
Pie filling:
Frozen or refrigerated pie crust
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
3-4 tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter

Meringue:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
6-8 large marshmallows

Bake pie crust according to directions. Mix first 3 ingredients. Beat 4 egg yolks and save the whites. Sprinkle salt on eggs. Add milk in eggs. Add to dry and cook on stove top - stir until thick. Add vanilla and butter.
Pour in pie crust when done.

Take egg whites and beat until stiff. Take sugar and a "tad" of water and boil until it makes a syrup. Add marshmallows and melt.  Add to egg whites already beat. Add on top of pie.

16 comments:

SouthernBelleJM said...

I was just reading my gma's spiral with her recipes in it this morning. She made a pie similar to this. Definitely going to try to make this week!

Cupcake Mama said...

I am taking a chocolate pie to our church fall fest last thsi month! Never heard of using marshmallows for the meringue though....egg whites, sugar, and cream of tarter all the way....that makes for some stiff peaks!

The Semberger Newlyweds said...

Looks soo yummy! as for the meringue- make sure your eggs are at room temp for stiffer peaks!

The Allens said...

My meringue always comes out great. I don't use marshmallows. I take the four egg whites and beat until they are very foamy. Then gradually add the sugar and beat a looong time - until there are really peaks. Anyway, that works for me...

Anonymous said...

I always put meringue into the oven to brown some. Are you eating raw egg whites

Teasha said...

I've never heard of putting marshmallows in meringue either. I'm with cupcake mama....only ever used whites, sugar and cream of tarter and put in the over to brown a bit.

mccoy5 said...

Making this chocolate pie tonight! Thanks for posting. I see you like a lot of the same foodie blogs/sites that I do. Check out picky-palate.com - Jenny is fantabulous! You will love her!

SouthernBelleJM said...

Okay, so i am doing this right now. Should the filling be a pudding consistency or should it be thinner. Mine is thinner. Also, should the meringue be added after it's refridgerated?? My meringue was melting and wouldn't spread.

Colleen Sullivan said...

Mmm this looks so yummy! I looove marshmallows :-) I've always wanted to make some myself.

Maggie said...

YUM!! :p

Kriz11dc said...

I will tell my techie mom to do this :) thanks!

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natalie nessi said...

I am going to try this one seriously. It caught my eyes and my stomach. And it has a cute name for a pie.

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joycie said...

Don't you have to bake the meringue after putting it on top?