Favourite Chocolate Meringue Pie
Favourite Chocolate Meringue Pie recipe 13
pie shell (9 inch)
cream of tartar
plus, 2 tb sugar
Combine 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan; mix well. Combine milk and egg yolks; beat with a wire whisk 1 to 2 minutes or until frothy. Gradually stir into sugar mixture, mixing well.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; add chocolate, butter, and vanilla, stirring until chocolate and butter melt. Spoon mixture into pastry shell; set aside.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed of an electric mixer 1 minute. Gradually add ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).
Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.