Friday, December 31, 2010

Aunt Betty's Chocolate Pie

Every year at Christmas, my sweet Aunt Betty would make the most amazing chocolate pie. My cousin, Sarah, and I would get our slice of pie first to make sure that we got a piece. Over the years, Aunt Betty stopped making our beloved chocolate pie. Now my Aunt Betty is suffering in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. Sarah asked her last week for the recipe. Aunt Betty delivered. So without further ado, I give you "Aunt Betty's Chocolate Pie."

1 3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
dash of salt
4-6 egg yolks
4 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoons sugar

In heavy sauce pan, comping sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt. Beat egg yolks and add small amount of milk. Pour into sugar mixture. Pour in rest of milk. Cook over medium heat until thick. This may appear to be lumpy. Add butter and vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell. To with meringue. Bake 375 until brown.

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