Chocolate Meringue PieTreat your family to this rich, delicious, chocolaty dessert and take pleasure in all the “smiles” and “yums” you will see and hear.

1 (9-inch) cooked pie shell
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten (reserve egg whites for meringue)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla

Meringue:
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar

Cook pie shell according to package directions; set aside.

In a medium heavy saucepan, combine sugar, flour, salt, milk and chocolate. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Remove from heat; add egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Stir to blend well. Pour into cooked pie shell.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar. Beat on high speed of mixer until peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until fluffy.

Spread over chocolate mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Makes 8 servings.

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