Cocoa is mixed and heated with egg yolks, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, vanilla and flour, to make a rich chocolate pudding. Then this filling is poured into a deep-dish crust, topped with meringue and baked.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 3 3/4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust, baked and cooled
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup white sugar
Whisk together 2/3 cup sugar, flour, cocoa, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. I start with a whisk and then use a spoon to stir the custard as it cooks.
Remove pan from heat, and add vanilla and butter or margarine. Mix well, and pour filling into a baked, deep dish pie crust.
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until peaks form. Slowly add 1/2 cup sugar, and beat again until stiff peaks form. Spread on pie.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until meringue browns. Let pie cool several hours before serving.