Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chocolate Cream Pie

To look at my slim "Honey Bunny" you would think that he never has anything sweet, but that is not true. He is one of those fortunate people that can eat and eat and never gains an ounce. He is great to cook for because he just loves food. One thing he likes is his dessert, every evening he wants a nice dessert after dinner or for a bedtime treat and sometimes both. I recently made this delicious Chocolate Cream Pie for him and he just loved it, and so did I. It's an oldie but goodie from my recipe box.

Chocolate Cream Pie
The Custard Base
Melting The Chocolate in a Double Boiler
My Double Boiler is over 50 years old and belonged to my Mother
Adding The Melted Chocolate To The Custard Base
Bake The Pie Shell
Prepare The Meringue
Bake and Cool Before Serving

Chocolate Cream Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
The Pie
1 9 inch baked pie shell
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk, scalded
3 eggs separated
2 squares (1 ounce each) good quality chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch add to scalded milk and add melted chocolate.Cook slowly over low heat in a heavy pan or double boiler, stirring constantly, for 15 to 20 minutes.  Beat egg yolks, stir small amount of hot mixture into the yolks, then return the yolk chocolate mixture to the pan. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add butter and vanilla and  mix well.Cover the top with plastic wrap (to prevent a crust from forming on the custard) and let cool completely.. When the Chocolate mixture is completely cool pour into cooled baked pie shell and cover with Meringue. (recipe and baking time follows)
The Meringue
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg whites, salt, and baking powder until it forms stiff peaks. Gradually fold in sugar and vanilla. Put on cream pie. Spread meringue against edges of crust to prevent shrinking.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes
Recipe Tip:
 It is very important that you allow this pie to cool in the refrigerator 2 to 3 hours before serving or you will have Chocolate Cream Pudding with Meringue, which is not so bad, just isn't as pretty.
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Enjoy!
I sure am glad you stopped by to have dessert with us this evening. I have boxed up the rest of the pie for you to take back to the city with you. I hope to see you really soon back out here at The Country Cottage, I just love getting to spend time with you!
Peace and Joy,

22 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to have to try this. The Chocolate Cream Pie recipe I've used for years isn't the same. It's good, but doesn't have the meringue. I love meringue. Thank you for sharing! A perfect treat for another weight loss goal! :-)

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  2. Gosh this looks good! I love pie, wish I had your Honey Bun's eating "problem"! Thanks for sharing this great recipe Miz Helen.

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  3. This looks just heavenly! Would love for you to come and link it up on 2 Maids a Baking!!

    http://twomaidsamilking.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks divine & delightful!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. How lucky! Though with this in front of me, I wouldn't pay much attention to anything else.

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  6. This just looks DIVINE...

    Don't tell your sweetie, but I HATE people like him that can eat whatever they want! :)

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  7. I wish I had Honey Bunny's eating problem too, lol! Lucky him! Your pie looks fabulous, I love it has a meringue topping instead of the usual whipped cream. Wish I could have a slice right now.

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  8. Wow, Miz Helen! This sure looks good! Wish I am just like your "Honey Bunny", then I could have two slices of these without the thought of my waistline! Oh well, guess I have to jog around more! :)

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  9. I love the sound of Chocolate Cream pie..and your image looks really good too. I am jealous that your honey bunny can eat as much as he wants :( I would love to finish off the whole pie if I could..

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  10. Miz Helen-That's the most amazing and perfect Chocolate Cream Pie I've seen in a long time. The meringue is fantastic. Never thought about using baking powder in meringue. It must taste so delicious the way the recipe sounds:DDD

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  11. Looks so delicious! My hubby would like this, too :-)

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  12. Yum love the old favourite recipes seem the best to me.

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  13. Oh yum, nothing better than homemade and that meringue is beautiful!!

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  14. I love deserts too!! Yes, I went straight for your picture of chocolate pie. And this is real!! No pudding here!

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  15. You know I love anything chocolate, right? Yum!

    I hope you'll stop by and link up with Sweet Tooth Friday again this week. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/19/chocolate-chip-muffins/

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  16. The hubby enoys Chocolate Cream Pie. I may have to step out of the box on this one!

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  17. This inspires me to do one.I havent done this kind before.Thanks for sharing Miz Helen,I bet my family will love it..I hope I could make one as lovely and as delicious like yours.

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  18. This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

    If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

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  19. OH MY HEAVENS!!!!

    This is lip smacking!

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  20. My absolute favorite pie! Looks delishhh!

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