And yes you can use whole milk. I am making this for my husbands grandmother this weekend and I really want to get this right!! I'm definitely going to have to try this one. Trim excess pastry and fold edges under and crimp. And I feel quite sure there have been more than a few Chocolate Meringue Pies made in Beaufort through the years. I recently used lactose free milk in a chocolate pie recipe & it turned out great. When my grandmother passed to did the pie. Prepare your favorite baked pastry shell. Prick bottom and sides with a fork and bake for 9 minutes, until golden brown. Bad food blogger! We are currently in the cooling stage. It reads like several people have had the same problem. Or, do you make the pie, fill with chocolate and chill in fridge, then the day of do the meringue and broil?? I just made it again today for my neighbor and it gets more perfect every time I make it. Just a few blocks away on Craven St is the house pictured below which is one of my favorite in Beaufort. Like so many women of her generation pies were an everyday thing they were quick and simple bakers. I waited several hours before putting in in the refrigerator for a luncheon the luncheon scheduled for the next day. The wedding scene from the movie Forces of Nature was filmed in the front yard. Pour chocolate filling into pie crust. It was not runny and it stood up after being cut. I followed the instructions exactly and my filling was totally runny! My name is Christin and trying new foods and experimenting in the kitchen are my greatest passions. Will not be too much if you are using a quality (real) vanilla extract.If you don’t like that much vanilla flavoring, just cut the amount in half. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Is that a typo or does it really 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract? We always have a chocolate pie along with a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. Separate egg yolks from whites. I made the pie and it turned out great. I use this recipe all the time. I use it mostly for coconut minus the chocolate. Happy Holiday! Unfortunately when I pulled it out the merengue had weeped and when I cut into the pie it was covered in yellow goo. My brother made this recently and it is spot on. YUMMM!! I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure. My mom got this recipe years ago from a restaurant she worked at, except that instead of using whole milk, it called for reconstituted powdered milk; and instead of meringue, the recipe called for sweetened whipped cream. Thank you Linda. My family loves it! Have always used egg whites...and I put in 5Tbs sugar..always comes out perfect. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and the butter. Still runny. SHE ALWAYS BROWNED IT QHICKLY ON BROIL. Then spread on you pie and chill. Using a wire whisk blend together and stir constantly over medium high heat. Something about the meringue cooking over the pie made it runny I’m guessing? I’m thinking this pie (if I could make it as nicely) sure would impress them! Use to live in Beaufort back in 1953-54. BTW, I tried your corny dog recipe a few weeks ago, and it turned out perfectly! My hubby’s favorite pie is chocolate with meringue top. That chocolate pie recipe you have posted is exactly what I have been looking for many years now. For many years everything I cooked with cornstarch turned out runny no matter how much cornstarch I added. Good luck and it really is so much better than with the egg whites it doesnt get the runny part around the edges. Pies are cooling and I just realized I didn’t add it in. Thank you for this recipe. Nice pretty peaks and it smells so heavenly!!!! It is so good and I love eating it. My husband loved in and is already wondering when I will make the next one. I’m so excited to find the recipe, this is my first attempt to make a homemade chocolate pie with meringue . Use a fork to toss some of the flour mixture into water. I found some in a small shop that specialize in importing stuff from overseas. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. The home is now said to be haunted. What's your favorite holiday dessert from the Dessert Table? Mix the sugar, cornstarch and cocoa together in a medium size pot. Add your sugar to your meringue slower and make sure it’s completely incorporated. I’ve never heard of placing clear wrap over pudding while making meringue until today and your recipe was the second one today that suggest that. Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the filling. If using evaporated milk I use a 12 oz can, measure one cup evaporated milk add to the pot and then measure one more cup evaporated milk. Beaufort was one of the first southern towns to be captured by Union forces and many of the homes were used as hospitals during the war. It worked thanks Tina!! Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Do you have any little tricks that you can share with me that helps you achieve such a nice meringue?I am going to make your Chocolate Meringue Pie recipe tomorrow for my book club's 4th anniversary. My pie did that as well and I followed the directions to the letter! Killing me right now… pie is in the fridge cooling. Turned out great! Gather the dough together with your hands. Just a tad of oil or grease will prevent the egg whites from whipping up nicely. Your welcome Jessica, please come back and let me know the outcome. Boil for 1 minute whisking continuously. funnyfoodadventures.com. So disappointed. I am 70 yes old and have used this swap since I learned to cook from my dad! Heavenly. If so, do you put it in the fridge or just leave on the counter? How sweet! I made this pie today !