|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cornstarch||3 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Milk||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Unsweetened chocolate||3 Ounce|
|Baked pie shell||1|
Beat the yolks until light and thick.
Combine sugar, salt, cornstarch in top of double boiler.
Stir in the milk and chocolate.
Cook over boiling water, stirring, until thick.
Cover and cook for 10 more minutes.
Beat egg yolks.
Pour hot mixture slowly over egg yolks and mix well.
Return to double boiler and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
Add butter and vanilla.
Pour into baked pie shell.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Add sugar gradually, beating until mixture stands in peaks.
Cover top of chocolate with meringue.
Bake in a hot oven (425° F) 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes one 9-inch pie.