Chocolate Pie in 1920

Boston Evening Globe, Boston, Massachusetts May 18, 1920, page 15

Dear Rita – I tried your recipe for deviled cake and it is fine. Have had splendid luck every time I have made it, and I wish to express my thanks. If you care for chocolate, perhaps you will like my chocolate pie recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • small piece of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat the milk, when near boiling point, add egg yolks beaten with sugar, butter and melted chocolate. When well-mixed, stir in cornstarch moistened with a little cold milk. Cook until thick. When cool, add vanilla and pour into a baked pie shell. Beat the egg whites to a stiff froth, and 1/4 cup sugar, spread on pie, or drip from spoon, making mounds. Bake until meringue is brown. – Girlie’s Mother.

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