Happy Pi Day!
I bet you didn't even know there was such a holiday! But today being 3/14 equals the best day ever for anyone who loves pie!
I think if you were to ask my husband one of his favorite things, he would say bread and pie. He loves yeast rolls and also loves pies--mainly being apple and chocolate.
This was a pie that we actually thought was better the next day. The filling had more time to set up (even though there is nothing like warm custard/pudding!) and had more flavor as well.
I must also say that I think meringue is sometime my nemesis...this one looks perfect but yet it was whipped way too long and was therefore hard to spread over the whole pie.
Enjoy Pie day today!!
recipe from Calhoun First Baptist Church Cookbook
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. butter
1 baked pie shell **
**I used a deep dish pie shell (from the freezer section) and had too much filling so you could probably make this with 2 regular size pie shells and have enough filling
- In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, flour, and cocoa.
- Add the milk and begin cooking over medium heat, being careful not to scorch the mixture.
- After the milk mixture starts to warm, pour some of it into the egg yolks to temper them before adding all of the yolks to the milk. (Because no one like scrambled egg pies!)
- Continue cooking the milk/egg mixture over low heart until the mixture begins to thicken.
- Stir constantly until thickened.
- Remove from heat and add the vanilla and butter.
- Mix well and pour into the baked pie shell.
You can make meringue with the whites if you want to! I know I like Chocolate Pie with meringue!