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March 10, 2015

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie ~ This Chocolate Meringue Pie has a smooth, silky, almost ganache-like filling, which is to-die-for delicious ! And the Meringue topping is also a bit unusual, but in a divine kind of way!

Chocolate, chocolate ! What would we do without any chocolate ??  Right, maybe have a thinner waistline ... One bite of this Chocolate Meringue Pie and you will forget about your waistline instantly - promise !

This is definitely not a Pie you want to make in a hurry, it needs time to bake, cool off in the oven and then be chilled for at least 4 - 6 hours or overnight, which I prefer.

Chocolate Meringue Pie ~ This Chocolate Meringue Pie has a smooth, silky, almost ganache-like filling, which is to-die-for delicious ! And the Meringue topping is also a bit unusual, but in a divine kind of way!

The Meringue topping is also a bit unusual and not the same as when you bake a Lemon Meringue, which has a somewhat chewiness to the meringue bit. This topping is more dried out and also have a feather light cake texture, which is wonderful, by the way.

To describe the filling, I'd say it is an ultra creamy, melt-in-the-mouth Cream filling and so very, very chocolatey !  Every bite is like a small piece of silky, chocolate heaven and the crust rounds everything off very nicely.

So, if you want this pie tomorrow night, you better make it tonight - patience and you will taste the Chocolate Meringue Pie as it is meant to be enjoyed. Think of it as a smooth, silky and a bit lighter chocolate ganache ...

Chocolate Meringue Pie

INGREDIENTS:

16 Oreo Cookies, original, crushed
1/4 cup Butter, melted

Filling:

1 1/4 cup Fresh Cream  {double cream}
250g {8 oz} Dark Chocolate, good eating quality, chopped roughly
2 Eggs
1 t Vanilla

Meringue:

4 Egg Whites
1 cup Caster Sugar
1 TB Corn Starch   {Corn Flour}
1 TB Vinegar
1 TB Vanilla

To Decorate:  {optional}

Icing Sugar, to dust
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Melted Chocolate, to drizzle over

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 120 deg C (250 deg F) - line a standard cake pan with baking paper - let the paper hang over the edges.
2.) Combine the Oreo Cookies and the Butter - press into the lined cake pan - bottom and up the sides.
3.) Heat the Cream until just before boiling point - remove from heat - place the Chocolate in a mixing bowl and pour over the hot Cream - stir until the Chocolate has melted and is smooth.
4.) Beat together the Eggs and the Vanilla for the Filling - stir into the Chocolate mixture - beat 1 - 2 minutes - pour the Filling into the prepared crust and bake for 15 minutes.
5.) Meanwhile prepare the Meringue : Beat the Egg Whites until stiff peaks form - add the Caster Sugar, Corn Starch, Vinegar and Vanilla - beat until well combined.
6.) After 15 minutes, remove the Pie from the oven - scoop over the Meringue topping and bake a further 60 minutes - switch off the oven and let the Chocolate Meringue Pie cool completely in the oven.
7.) Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 - 6 hours {overnight is preferable}.
8.) A few minutes before serving - dust with Icing Sugar, sprinkle over the Chocolate Chips and drizzle the melted Chocolate over the Pie - chill a few minutes for the drizzled Chocolate to set.

Serve and enjoy !

Chocolate Meringue Pie ~ This Chocolate Meringue Pie has a smooth, silky, almost ganache-like filling, which is to-die-for delicious ! And the Meringue topping is also a bit unusual, but in a divine kind of way!


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15 comments:

  1. Chocolate Meringue Pie is one of my favorites! This one looks fabulous and I love how you decorated it!

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  2. I really like the combination of chocolate an meringue.

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  3. This looks and sounds so delicious!

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  4. Serious yumminess!! You can't go wrong with chocolate! :)

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  5. Dear Linda, This pie is beautiful!! Just heavenly. xo, Catherine

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  6. This has always been my favorite pie. Your version looks magnificent! Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Wow!! This is a stunning dessert! It really is a chocolate lovers dream. Dying to try this!

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  8. Yum! I love the addition of the meringue layer to lighten it up at the same time making the dessert more decadent. Thank you so much for linking up your recipe at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

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  9. Linda, this looks just wonderful! Gotta love anything chocolate! :) Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. :)

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  10. I have never heard of chocolate meringue pie, oh lemon! your looks amazing, yum!! yum!!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

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  11. I have never seen a Chocolate Meringue Pie before, but it sounds and looks really good. I will be trying this for sure. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Normally I want my chocolate fix right now. But I would plan ahead for a pie that looks like this! Thank you for sharing, Linda.

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  13. I will be making this for Easter. Looks amazing! Is it difficult to remove it from the cake pan? Any suggestions?

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    1. Paula, I lined the pan with baking paper, not only on the bottom but up and over the sides as well - this makes it easy to pull up {by the paper} and remove once the pie has cooled {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment :-) }

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  14. This was one of my childhood favorite recipes Linda! Pinned and shared!
    #ibabloggers

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