December 18, 2013

Chocolate Pie

I made this chocolate cream pie to take for dessert to my son and daughter-in-law's house for a trial run of a dinner they were hosting for 80 people. 

The menu:

Herb Roasted Pork Chop with Apricot Sauce
Kale Mashed Potatoes
Herbed Butter Carrots

They served a fruit tart for dessert.

I always like to bring something, and they asked me to bring the dessert.  I baked a chocolate cream pie.  My Mimi taught me how to make this pie when I was just able to stand up to the stove.  I honestly cannot remember how old I was.  This is the very first thing I learned to make.  It was my Mimi's recipe, and if my memory serves me right, her sister had given it to her.

It is a family favorite!

Chocolate Pie:

1 pie crust, baked according to directions on package

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
pinch of salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla

In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, flour, and salt.   Add milk, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened.

Spoon into pie crust.


4 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

Whip egg whites with a mixer until frothy.  Add sugar and cream of tartar and continent whipping until stiff peaks firm.  

Spread merengue on top of the chocolate cream.  Bake at 350 degrees until browned a bit.

Serve to family and friends!

BTW, the dinner was delicious, and I loved the kale mashed potatoes.  I will make the dinner soon and share the recipes.


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