Rose’s Family Chocolate Pie

F1B503B8-ACF5-4266-A394-FA77A9800A53A new tradition for our family from Rose’s family and we love it!  I look forward to it each holiday we get to spend with her.

1/3 C. Flour

1 C. Sugar

2 T. Butter

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/4 tsp. Salt

2 C. Milk

3 Egg Whites

3 Slightly beaten Egg Yolks

6 T. Sugar

2 ox. Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted

1 (9″) Baked Pastry Shell (Pie Crust recipe is listed separately)

PUT chocolate in milk and cook over a double boiler, chocolate will melt while milk scalds.  Mix flour, sugar, salt; gradually add flour mixture to chocolate and milk mixture. Cook until thick, stirring constantly (about 5 minutes after adding all the dry ingredients). Add small amount of mixture to egg yolks.  Stir egg yolks into remaining hot mixture,  Cook 2 minutes.  Cool; add butter and vanilla.  Pour into baked pie shell.  Top with either whipped cream or meringue.  (We used Whip Cream).

OPTIONAL: Meringue – Beat 3 Egg whites until foamy and gradually add sugar (6 T.).  Beat until mixture forms soft moist pads.  Spread over pie filling, sealing edges.  Bake in 350 degree oven 12-15 minutes.