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Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John Fussell

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
½ c. cocoa
¼ cup cornstarch/or arrowroot powder (or ½ c. all purpose flour)
3 egg yolks
1 ½ c. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat.

Cook until thick, beating it smooth. Cream pies take some time to thicken, so stir... and stir (10-15 min)

Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens.

Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill, add whipped cream if you like Or use the left over egg whites for a meringue topping!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This really was a simple desert often used during the 30’s and 40’s.

 

 

 

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