Poppy's Chocolate Puddin' Pie

Poppy's Chocolate Puddin' Pie

Old family recipe for the simplest, best, real pie (or puddin' if you don't feel like making crust).
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    In 2 quart saucepan, sift and mix together flour, cocoa, 2/3 cup sugar and salt. Whisk in milk. Over medium heat, and stirring constantly, cook until it reaches pudding thickness. Remove from heat.
  2. Step 2

    Very quickly beat in egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla and butter; beating briskly until completely mixed and smooth. Cool in pan.
  3. Step 3

    Pour into baked, cooled pie shell. Top with meringue.
  4. Step 4

    Meringue: chill beaters and bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Step 5

    With electric mixer on high, beat 3 egg whites and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to stiff peaks. While still beating egg whites, add 10 tablespoons sugar, one tablespoon at a time.
  6. Step 6

    Spread meringue over pie, and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 minutes or until meringue turns pale brown. Remove from oven. Place on level, draft-free area at least 30 minutes to cool before serving.