Chocolate Chess Pie

comfort food - old southern family recipe handed down through the generations.




1 cup sugar 1 stick melted butter 3 eggs (1 whole & 2 yolks) 2 tablespoon cocoa & enough water to equal ⅔ cup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 unbaked pie shell meringue

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Mix sugar & melted butter. Beat eggs slightly & add sugar/butter mixture. Beat again, and then add cocoa, water & vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 425 for 10 mins. Reduce oven to 375, cook approx 20 mins. Remove from oven & cover with meringue (see below) & return to oven til browned. Meringue - Beat 4 egg whites with ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar til soft peaks form. Gradually add 7 tablespoon sugar, beat til stiff & glossy peaks form & all sugar is dissolved. Spread over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry.