I am thankful for pumpkin donuts, hand-print turkey crafts, audio books for the commute to and from work, a smile on my son’s face, a joke told in my daughter’s little voice, and the help around the house my husband contributes.
And pie. Thanksgiving always makes me thankful for pie. Here’s a very old family recipe for chocolate pie. I remember visiting my great grandma Payne a few years ago, and she made this pie for me and my cousin. At this point, she could hardly see, but the pie turned out perfect–meringue, crust and all. The Kitchen Sync is canadian pharmacy a great place for any and every one of your (or you favorite cook or baker’s) needs. I always bake my special pies in a lovely blue ceramic pan from that shop.
Grandma Payne’s Pie Filling:
4 eggs (yolks for pie, save whites for meringue)
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla
2 c milk
2 T flour
3-4 T cocoa (although we’ve recently played with this and added up to 1/2 C cocoa or melted in 4 oz of dark chocolate. Excellent!)
2 T butter
dash of salt
In a heavy sauce pan, mix sugar, flour, cornstarch and cocoa.
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks a little, and then add the milk. Gradually add this to the dry ingredients. Cook on med low, stiring constinually. When the mixture is thick, add 2 T of butter and vanilla and a good dash of salt.
Put this mixture into a pre-baked pie shell, then add meringue (or whipped cream, if you don’t like–as my grandpa called it–calf slobber).
This will make one pie; in our family, we make a triple batch for two full pies and a small
bowl for tasting.
What are you thankful for?