One of my favorite deserts ever would have to be chocolate pudding pie with meringue topping. It has a simple ingredient list. There are three main components that make up the pie. There is the pie crust (either from scratch or frozen store-bought),chocolate fudge pudding, and the ever so simple meringue.
For the crust I just use the frozen store-bought variety and follow the instructions on the package.
For the filling:
1 cup of sugar – 3 beaten egg yolks – 2 heaping tablespoons of flour -2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa – 1 1/3 cups of milk – 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Start off by combining all of the dry ingredients and mixing them until there are no clumps left. Next add the the 3 beaten egg yolks, then milk gradually. Now cook on a medium heat and stir constantly until mixture becomes thick, then take of heat. Once mixture is off the heat add the 1 tablespoon of vanilla and thoroughly mix it into the pudding.
For the meringue:
3 egg whites – 6 teaspoons of sugar
Place the egg whites into a medium bowl and whisk until they are frothy. Next add the sugar and continue to whisk until the meringue can form soft peaks.
Now to assemble the 3 components of the pie. Place the pudding in the pie crust and put the meringue on top and work it around all of the edges.
The final touch is placing it into a 350 degree oven to just lightly brown the meringue. Once that step is done and the pie has had time to cool down it is ready to enjoy.