just like an old fashioned chocolate pie should be. Cooked about 7 - 8 minutes on high in microwave. Check out my hike! To answer your ? This pie is perfect every time. By adding it to the broiler in the oven just browns the meringue. Any ideas where I messed up?? Thanks for the tip Tammy! How much powdered sugar, It’s technically called syneresis. I would like to invite you to share your talents on my new link party The Yuck Stops Here on Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos at http://mommasangelbaby.com. The vanilla just adds a little extra flavoring. Cool several hours before covering and refrigerating. My husband and I just made these tonight for a meeting tomorrow. I'm so bad I usually end up taking a bit of everything cause I just cant decide on one thing. It really is a beautiful place and I’m so glad it hasn’t become over-developed like nearby Hilton Head. I haven't been able to find a recipe to duplicate it till now. Add your sugar to your meringue slower and make sure it’s completely incorporated. Not as good. Place egg whites in a clean glass or metal mixing bowl, let come to room temperature. The custard is cooked. Can i just use whole milk for the both milks or can I use whole milk & sweetened condensed milk eighth of a cup. Do not refrigerate a hot or warm pie. I have a request to make the vegan version for Christmas dinner tomorrow. You can try. I’m hoping it won’t be long before I get to go back. I messed this up the first time and it turned out runny, but the second time it turned out awesome!! I love meringue pie! I was looking for an good old fashioned, diner style chocolate pie and her mother had the perfect recipe. Spread meringue over filling, sealing the edges. I've always loved a real old fashioned chocolate pie and have looked for years and years for the perfect recipe! Gradually whisk in both milks. It is completely runny inside and the pudding is runnier now after being in the crust and in the fridge for 3 hours than when I cooked it on the stove. I need to change that – this looks so so good! Beaufort is a beautiful place, we visit there a lot too and Hilton head is not far from there which is where we love to go. Of course, nothing is the same there!! Thank you for this recipe. I have heard on the Wilton forums that making meringue with meringue powder can be a little tricky--that it clumps and you have to throw it out and start over.Your meringue looks so good that I find the stories hard to believe. Prepare your favorite baked pastry shell. She topped her with whipped cream...yours looks so yummy and brought bake memories. It was easy to follow and the results were better than I had anticipated. This was an amazing pie to make!! Pies are cooling and I just realized I didn’t add it in. My brother made this recently and it is spot on. Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the filling. Thank you so much for sharing an old fashioned fave that brings back such wonderful memories. The chocolaty pudding filling is so good and just like the way mom … Everybody loved it! Pair with mashed potatoes, cra... A round up of sweet and savory breakfast dishes perfect for Christmas morning. Made this for Easter. My question is this- if I wanted to opt for a whipped cream frosting rather than meringue, how would that affect the cooking time? Thanks so much!!!! I wish chocolate meringue pie was part of my childhood eats! The filling was runny, but the taste was great. Thinking I should just put the Meringue under the broiler. I would love to see your Sunshine cake recipe. Honestly, I am not sure. There's a pie shop near my house called "Hoosier Mama Pie Company" that usually benefits from my craving because I'm not sure I could do it the justice that they do. THIS SITE IS OFF MY LIST! If you're looking for an easy beef tips and gravy recipe, look no further! And thanks for sharing the pics of Beaufort, too! But you have to wait for the mixture to come to a full boil. . no beaded really smooth shiney creamy meringue perfection is what my husband said. It comes so close to my memory of my grandmother pie that it brings tears to my eyes, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this is a damn good pie. Very thick and chocolatey and the meringue was huge and delicious!! I should try the "boxed" version one of these days! I love your photos of Beaufort, and had fun viewing them on Instagram…so pretty! Anyway, I've been trying to get the choc/meringue down for years now, and this is the one. I love pumpkin and pecan pie, but my favorite holiday pie is an Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie. Pour egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and whisk well. It looks and smells amazing! Then it must boil again for the 3 minutes after you add the egg yolks. Regardless of my meringue’s shortcomings it was still the best meringue I have made to date. If you want a old fashioned favorite I highly recommend serving or taking this pie on Thanksgiving. Will using 2% milk instead of whole milk make a difference in the recipe? About to attempt a do over. So glad you loved it! Mix the 3 egg whites with a dash of cream of tarter along with 2 Tablespoons sugar. I’M THOUROUGHLY DISGUSTED ….AGAIN. It looks beautiful. Those antebellum homes sure are gorgeous, but less mouthwatering than this pie! WoW! Also, definitely take the time to let it cool, and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours. Um mm it's so fun to stand over all those goodies just trying to decide what I want first. I recently used lactose free milk in a chocolate pie recipe & it turned out great. After my grandmother died, no one attempted her chocolate pie. My filling set up nice after i cooked it, but when i took it out if the oven, let it cool and then refrigerated it the consistency stayed like pudding. Use a cool whip topping instead of the merangue this time. I’m determined to make this again because the taste was so good but I messed up the consistency. The best chocolate pie ever. I have a question about the meringue powder. I followed your directions to a “t” and had no problems with runny chocolate, etc. I never buy whole milk and always have 2% on hand. One of my great grandmother’s specialties was chocolate meringue pie. I read the reviews and saw that some people had problem with their pie being watery but I decided to try it anyway. Do you mean do 1/2 cup sugar and 2-3 tbsp of powdered sugar instead of 1 cup sugar as the recipe calls for?? You probably cut it too soon. Just remember that eggs are easier to separate when they are cold but egg whites should be at room temperature when you make a meringue. Yours looks so rich and creamy! Linking up with the Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook. Prepare Pastry. Walking the historic streets of Beaufort, lined with live oaks draped in Spanish moss, is one of my favorite things to do to unwind. It is one heaping tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. It looks unbelievably beautiful! I’m also searching for my mom’s recipe. To slice the pie, dip a knife in water before cutting each slice and don’t wipe the knife dry. I was a bit nervous changing up a already great recipe, but I gave it a try. I bought it for something else and then forgot about it. : ), You have to try Chocolate Meringue Pie Ashley! I just dont snap all the way sometimes. Thank you so much :). Your welcome Jessica, please come back and let me know the outcome. What a great way to start the weekend. I was so proud to take the pie to my brothers this weekend for a cookout. It’s the cooking part that really gets it to thicken up. Why do I preheat oven to 450 and bake at 325? Take your time and remember baking is not an art, it is a science. I put all the dry ingredients in the pan and then I poured in two cups of evaporated milk and when I brought it to a boil it got real thick real quick. You are only baking the meringue. probably more than likely be making this pie to take to Thanksgiving. If I use the meringue powder there will be no separation no matter how big we want it? The two seperate cooking times really matter. . Thanks. I have a problem with the crust getting soggy though. One of my great grandmother’s specialties was chocolate meringue pie… http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/hike-along/, Yummy! Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the filling. When I removed it from the refrigerator the meringue had collapsed a little, but not much.