Recipe: Grandma Lewis’ Chocolate Pie

6 Jan
This pie recipe comes from my grandmother, Nadine Lewis.  How awesome is that name…Nadine?  When I started having babies, I wanted to use her name for one of my girls.  But, because my sister is named after her, I thought I would let her have a chance to use it.  Well guess what?  She had all boys and I am done having babies.  What a shame!  I was robbed of that beautiful name and I blame it all on my sister.  I am still in therapy about it…lol!  
Grandma was my dad’s mom and she was one of the best bakers.  I remember at Christmas she would bake like mad and we would have the most fabulous yummy goodness there was.  She made very traditional goodies like divinity, date nut loaves, rum balls and persimmon cakes.  This list goes on and on.  However, this pie was her most requested dessert.  My dad would request it from her whenever he could.  This is not a typical chocolate pie.  It has the taste of hot chocolate and is so delightful.  I have not made this pie in years because I lost my recipe but just recently found it.  Believe me, that will not happen again.  It is going in my recipe book never to be lost again.  I have made two of these pies since Thanksgiving.  Not all of my family likes meringue, so for Christmas I left it off and it was just as good. 
I hope you enjoy this pie as much as our family does!
Grandma Lewis’ Chocolate Pie
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, separated
3 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 baked pie shell
Melt butter in a medium saucepan.  Add sugar and mix well.  Stir in vanilla and egg yolks.  Add cocoa and flour; stirring well until combined.  Add milk whisking until there are no lumps.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick (pudding consistency).  Pour into baked pie shell.  Refrigerate overnight.  Top with meringue if desired.
Meringue
3 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
In a very clean mixing bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar.  Turn on mixer and sprinkle in sugar while beating.  Beat until eggs whites are stiff and can hold a peak.
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8 Responses to “Recipe: Grandma Lewis’ Chocolate Pie”

  1. Jennifurla January 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM #

    easy & it looks great.

  2. Donnie January 7, 2011 at 10:53 PM #

    My mother in law always made her chocolate pies from scratch and I could never duplicate it. This might be the closest recipe to it. Sounds delicious.

  3. shopannies January 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM #

    love chocolate pie my sister in law can make one of the best I will try this recipe and see what my family thinks

  4. Jerri January 13, 2011 at 7:28 PM #

    Oh! I love, love, LOVE chocolate pie! I could really use a slice of this about now! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  5. LambAround January 15, 2011 at 4:10 AM #

    I love all things chocolate (and meringue!) I've never tried to make a chocolate pie from scratch before though. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  6. Mika January 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    Oh man….that looks so good!!I'm following from the bloghop. I'd love a follow back at http://www.mikaspantry.blogspot.comThanks,Mika

  7. Begging Cat Cartoons January 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM #

    Where I live (Belgium), the pronunciation of the name Nadine is a little different and it doesn't sound as lovely as in English. It's a very common name here for elder people. Her pie looks really lovely and I might give it a try soon 🙂

  8. Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts July 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM #

    I LOVE chocolate pie! Thanks for linking up :)Ashtonwww.somethingswanky.com{Sweet Treats Thursday}

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