Microwave Chocolate Pie Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
<br>- ¾ cup white sugar
<br>- ¼ cup cornstarch
<br>- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 cups milk
<br>- 3  egg yolks, beaten
<br>- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 3  egg whites, beaten
<br>- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
<br>- 6 tablespoons white sugar
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 375  degrees F (190 degrees C).
<br>step 2: In 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, mix together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. Once it is mixed well, stir in remaining milk. Microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes or until thick; stir halfway through cooking.
<br>step 3: In a small bowl, place a small amount of the hot mixture and beat together with egg yolks. Stir back into original mixture in casserole dish. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thickened; stir frequently. Blend in butter and the 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
<br>step 4: To Make Meringue: In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually stir in  2 tablespoons of sugar at a time until stiff peaks form; stir in vanilla. Spread meringue over top of pie filling.
<br>step 5: Seal rim of pie with aluminum foil, then bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes or just until meringue gets browned.
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Ingredients
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 egg whites, beaten
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 6 tablespoons white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 2: In 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, mix together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. Once it is mixed well, stir in remaining milk. Microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes or until thick; stir halfway through cooking.
step 3: In a small bowl, place a small amount of the hot mixture and beat together with egg yolks. Stir back into original mixture in casserole dish. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thickened; stir frequently. Blend in butter and the 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
step 4: To Make Meringue: In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time until stiff peaks form; stir in vanilla. Spread meringue over top of pie filling.
step 5: Seal rim of pie with aluminum foil, then bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes or just until meringue gets browned.

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