Growing up, I can remember my Mamaw Nola standing beside the stove and preparing her legendary chocolate pies. These pies were always featured at our special occasions, and any other time she decided to craft this specialty. Her pies could turn the most mundane day into a special occasion. Chocolate pie is a tradition that was passed from her to my mother. She continues the tradition of creating this pie at every holiday.
Mamaw has been gone for a few years now, but through passing this down, we are still able to enjoy this today. Everything about it was always delicious to me.
I can be satisfied by simply eating the chocolate filling, which I admit I have done.
I’ve seen my Mamaw’s recipe before but have never attempted it. When looking through the church cookbooks this week, I found a similar recipe. It obviously reminded me of her. Comparing the two recipes, I found that they had very few differences. This was a great opportunity to remember a dear lady and to enjoy a tasty dessert. With this recipe for “Chocolate Cream Pie” by Sue Scott from the First Baptist Church Cookbook, you will be able to enjoy this fantastic pie also.
To complete this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 1-9 in. Baked Pie Crust 3 T. Cocoa-rounded 1 ½ C. sugar 3 T. Cornstarch 3 T. Flour 2 C. Milk 3 Egg yolks 2 T. Butter 1 tsp. Vanilla You will begin by mixing the cocoa, sugar, flour, and cornstarch well. Gradually add one cup of milk and make a paste-like mixture.
Add the beaten egg yolks.
Then, add the remainder of the milk. Cook slowly, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. When cooked a thick, it will begin to bubble. You will then remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla. Beat this by hand with a heavy spoon until smooth. Pour this mixture into a baked pie shell. You can top with meringue and brown in the oven as desired.
Although the recipe may seem long and tedious, do not be intimidated. If you follow the directions, it will turn out well
I was able to complete this recipe quickly. I feel that although frozen pies can be good and convenient, it simply doesn’t substitute that homemade taste. Preparing this pie on an ordinary day allowed me to enjoy it more and reminisce about my grandmother.
I don’t eat chocolate pie without thinking of her.
This recipe is very similar to hers. If making this for yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy it for a few days. Although, if you have an event to attend or unexpected company at your home, this makes an exceptional accompaniment. It is low cost, especially compared to what you’ll pay for a pie prepared by someone else. Although my grandmother is no longer here, I was able to see the importance of passing down recipes through generations. With this tasty dessert, I hope you will see the importance also.