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Slice of chocolate meringue pie on a plate with a bite taken out.
Chocolate Meringue Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chill time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 40 mins
 

An Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie filled with rich chocolate filling and topped with soft pillowy meringue.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate meringue pie, chocolate pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 353 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 (9") baked pie shell
CHOCOLATE FILLING
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup (110g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 2⅔ cups (630ml) half and half or milk
  • ¼ cup (50g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
MERINGUE
  • 4 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • cup (70g) granulated sugar
Instructions
CHOCOLATE FILLING
  1. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and slightly beat the yolks; set both aside. Take great care not to get any yolk with the whites!

  2. In a 2 quart saucepan mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstartch, and salt. Stir in the half and half OR milk. Cook over medium to medium low heat stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil.

  3. Very slowly add half of the hot chocolate mixture in a thin stream into the egg yolks while whisking. Return everything to the pan and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla; set aside.

MERINGUE
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Mix with the wire whisk attachment on medium speed just until soft peaks begin to form.

  3. Mixing at high speed slowly add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix until whites have stiff peaks and glossy. Take a small amount of mixture and rub between your fingers. If it is gritty mix at high speed until the gritty feel is gone.

  4. Pour hot chocolate filling into baked pie crust. Spread meringue around the edges of the pie making sure to touch the crust the entire way around. Add remaining meringue to the center. With the back of a spoon make pretty swirls.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes or just until the top starts to brown.

  6. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill for 4 hours before serving. Cover any leftovers and store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes
  1. Be sure to read the post for tips about meringue. 
  2. Have all your ingredients measured and ready to go to ensure the filling stays as hot as possible. Work quickly when spreading the meringue onto the chocolate filling. 
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition is for 1/8 of the pie. 
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Meringue Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 247IU5%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.