Old-Time Chocolate Meringue Pie

Old-Time Chocolate Meringue Pie
Photo by Alexandra Grablewski


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • ½ cup chilled vegetable shortening
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp. table salt
    • 3 large egg whites
    • 3 Tbs. ice-cold heavy cream or evaporated milk, more or less as needed
    • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
    • One 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Sift the flour, sugar, and salt together in a medium-size to large bowl. Using a pastry blender, a big serving fork, or the tips of your fingers, cut in or pinch or squeeze the shortening until the mixture resembles a bowl of sweet peas. Tossing the mixture quickly and lightly with a fork, sprink...

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