Dear Mommy,

Don’t be mad at me, but this is my new favorite chocolate pie. I’m very sorry.

Love, Amy

P.S. Please still make my birthday cake next weekend. A big, pretty pink one. Thank you.

If you’re looking for the ultimate chocolate meringue pie- this one is it. It’s IT, I tell you! Gooey, creamy, chocolaty filling topped with a fluffy, marshmallowy meringue. It’s pretty much exactly like my mom’s (which has always been my favorite, and the best), except made better by a hint of coffee and a little extra butter. You. Must. Make. This.

Chocolate Meringue Pie

For the Filling:
4 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cups sugar
5 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee powder
2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
2 tablespoons butter

For the Meringue:
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons of sugar

1 9-inch pie crust (your favorite recipe or store-bought)

In a medium saucepan, mix sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, coffee powder, eggs and milk (all except vanilla and butter) with a whisk.
Cook while stirring on medium until it bubbles and thickens, about 8-10 minutes. If it becomes lumpy, just beat out the lumps. (It will not get any thicker in the oven so cook until it’s as thick as you want it.)

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Meanwhile, poke holes in your pie crust with a fork and bake it at 350 until itโ€™s brown, about 18-20 minutes.

Beat the egg whites with salt and when they start to get fluffy, gradually add the sugar and vanilla. Pour the chocolate custard into the baked pie shell and spread the beaten egg whites on top in an even layer. Bake it until the peaks on the meringue are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Serves 8.

Recipe source: adapted from Homesick Texan



  1. This looks great! What kind of pie crust did you use? Your favorite or store bought?


    amy Reply:

    I used store bought this time


    Comment by Mimi — June 7, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

  2. This looks so good…I love chocolate pie!


    Comment by Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 8, 2012 @ 1:13 AM

  3. It’s breakfast time here and I want some now LOL.

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    Comment by Debs @ The Spanish Wok — June 8, 2012 @ 1:52 AM

  4. This looks so tasty! Love it!


    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 8, 2012 @ 6:58 AM

  5. I have an all time favorite chocolate pie that I doubt anything could beat but then it has the bonus of time and events and all of those things that can surround a food item that increases it’s ‘specialness’ in our head.

    BUT…this has potential to be 2nd! Two reasons. Coffee and meringue; how could that NOT be fabulous!


    Comment by Barbara | Creative Culinary — June 8, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

  6. oh this looks so amazing, plan to make this soooon!


    Comment by Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — June 8, 2012 @ 1:39 PM

  7. Amy, I always smile (with a little bit of skepticism) at “best ever” recipe posts. BUT, all the elements are there… including a hint of coffee. I’ll take your word for it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and I WILL make this!


    amy Reply:

    I’m the same way! But you can trust me, I don’t put the “best ever” seal on it unless I mean it!


    Comment by Kimby — June 8, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

  8. Maybe we should have a pie competition!! Oh, you’ll have a birthday cake – a big, pretty, pink WAL-MART cake!!! hee hee ;D


    Comment by mother — June 12, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

  9. I love your letter at the beginning. What a cute way to introduce this delicious recipe!


    Comment by Kelsey — June 13, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

  10. hi ! i am a 17 year old student, i currently take culinary classes at my high school, iv been in them for two years and i love them! i have been looking for a good blog that has easy delicious recipes! i love yours! i just baked the chocolate pie and it came out GREAT. my papa is going to enjoy a slice after work!
    Ill besticking to your blog for sure and telling all my classmates to check it out.
    -Zoe Hope


    amy Reply:

    That’s awesome! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the blog and found some good recipes! Great to have you as a reader!


    Comment by zoe hope — April 20, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

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