From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS for Filling:

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch

  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2-1/2 cups milk

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell

INGREDIENTS for Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites

  • 3 Tablespoons sugar

  • Pinch of cream of tartar


Mix together first 4 ingredients in a double boiler.  Add milk and egg yolks and cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.  Stir in butter and vanilla.  Pour into baked pie shell.  Chill.  Beat egg whites until stiff, gradually adding sugar and pinch of cream of tartar.  Spread over cooled chocolate filling and bake a 350 degrees until lightly browned.

SERVINGS:  6 - 8

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