My grandmother's chocolate pie is amazing!
It's a favorite in our family; hope it will be in yours too.
MAIMIE's CHOCOLATE PIE & MERINGUE
Combine 8 T flour, 1/4 t salt, 5 T cocoa powder and 1 C sugar. Set aside. Separate 3 eggs. Save egg whites for meringue. Heat 3 C milk over medium heat, stirring constanly. Beat in 3 egg yolks, one at a time. Mix in dry ingredient mixture 2 T at a time. Cook on medium until thick. Then add 2 T butter & 1 t vanilla. Pour into prepared pie shell crust. Set aside.
You can always cook it in the microwave too. Just stir every minute or two.
Beat the saved egg whites on high, add a pinch of salt & a pinch of cream of tartar. Beat until it forms peaks. Add 1/4 C sugar slowly. Add meringue to top of pie by dobbing, then spread with back of spoon & lift the spoon in areas where you want the peaks to form. Bake in preheated oven on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until peaks are brown. Serve warm or chilled.
TIP: If there's any, and I mean ANY egg yolk or shell in the egg whites, they will not form.