Chocolate Meringue Pie


Chocolate Meringue Pie

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Short crust pastries packed with chocolaty custard, the Chocolate Meringue Pie is every chocolate lover’s dream. This international delicacy is light and chocolaty, and the chocolate just oozes out when you cut it.


The fluffy and light texture of this dessert is due to the use of eggs in the preparation of the chocolaty custard. On top of that, a mixture of eggs beaten with sugar is also added before baking. All of this results in a dessert with an ethereal texture and heavenly flavour. Make sure you serve the Chocolate Meringue Pie warm.


Try other chocolate-based desserts like Chocolate Mousse , Chocolate Pie , Akhrot Choco Tarts , Chocolate Apple Ring and Chocolate Doughnuts .

Chocolate Meringue Pie recipe - How to make Chocolate Meringue Pie

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  10 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients


For The Short Crust Pastry
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup butter
2 pinches salt

For The Custard
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp plain flour (maida)
a pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp castor sugar

Method
For the short crust pastry

    For the short crust pastry
  1. Sieve the plain flour. Add the butter and salt and rub in with your fingertips.
  2. Add approx. 1 tbsp of ice-cold water to make a dough.
  3. Roll out the dough to about 3 mm. Thickness.
  4. Arrange the rolled out dough in a 150 mm. (6”) diameter pie dish.
  5. Press the dough into pie dish and prick with a fork on the bottom and sides.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes. Keep aside.

For the custard

    For the custard
  1. Separate the egg yolk and the egg white in two separate bowls.
  2. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, plain four, salt, vanilla essence, milk and egg yolk, in a deep glass bowl and mix well.
  3. Place the bowl over boiling water and cook it on a medium flame for 14 to 15 minutes or till it thickens. Cool completely.
  4. Pour this mixture over in the baked short crust pastry and allow it to chill for ½ hour in the refrigerator.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the castor sugar and egg white in a deep bowl, and beat it using an electric beater till soft peaks appear.
  2. Pour this mixture over the chilled chocolate layer and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut it into equal wedges and serve warm.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy176 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates23.6 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat7.6 g
Cholesterol18.8 mg
Sodium61 mg

Reviews

Chocolate Meringue Pie
 on 14 Oct 16 05:27 PM
5

chocolate meringue pie.. super chocolaty recipe.. the meringue baked is just perfect.. and melts in the mouth..
Tarla Dalal
15 Oct 16 08:42 AM
   Hi Arti, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!