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Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie is a classic traditional pie that has a smooth creamy rich chocolate filling topped with a fluffy meringue.  This deliciously indulgent dessert is a classic!!

Course Pie Recipes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rob


  • 1 deep dish pie crust, prebaked
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 oz. envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate squares, chopped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites (4 of the reserved egg whites plus 2 additional)
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup sugar


  1. 1. Combine sugars, cornstarch, gelatin, salt and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, constantly whisking to combine. Add in chocolate and allow to come to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat. Add vanilla.

    2. Beat egg yolks together and slowly pour one cup of the pudding mixture into the egg yolks while constantly whisking to prevent eggs from cooking. Pour egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan and mix all together. Pour into the pre-baked pie crust.

    3. To make the meringue, add egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar and beat all three ingredients together until still and able to form peaks.

    4. Spread meringue over the top of the  pie to the edge of the crust, sealing the pie.

    5, Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.

    6. Chill prior to serving. Makes 8 servings!  

Recipe Notes

Note: to make a higher meringue, use an additional 3 egg whites, 1 teaspoon

cream of tartar and 1/3

cup of sugar.