Ultimate Chocolate Meringue Pie Paula Deen’s Recipe


Chocolate Meringue Pie Paula Deen

Chocolate Meringue Pie by Paula Deen is a delicious treat. This pie is a surprisingly great balance between a sweet chocolatey treat, but not overly sweet. The pie is also unique, in that it has a tasty meringue topping. Check out the details on how you can make this tasty pie, easily at home. 

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Paula Deen’s Rich Chocolate Meringue Pie

If you are looking for an easy, rich, perfect combination of sweet and savory, this chocolate pie recipe is the one for you. It is very hard to get the perfect taste with chocolate pie, one that is not super sweet, versus one that is too bitter. This recipe, from Paula Deen, makes a delicious dessert that tastes amazing with the perfect flavor.

Chocolate Cream Pie with Swiss Meringue

This chocolate cream pie is made with Swiss meringue. It’s not your average pie. However, this chocolate pie is absolutely the best. This pie is made from your basic crust, then an amazingly sweet and savory combination of chocolate richness, topped with some light, fluffy, meringue that is baked on top. This pie is very difficult to beat.

Paula Deen Chocolate Pie Recipe

Chocolate Meringue Pie made with Paula Deen’s recipe is great because it is quick and easy to make and is unique. This pie will not overload you with sweetness, but at the same time will satisfy your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings. It is like a lemon meringue pie, only full of chocolatey goodness.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate meringue pie made from Paula Dean’s recipe is like a classic old fashioned chocolate meringue pie. This recipe will take you back to the good old days and allow you to enjoy the amazing goodness found in classic chocolate. Old fashioned chocolate meringue pie is created by pre-making your crust and baking it, then preparing your chocolate filling. Finally whisk in your meringue, placing it on top of your pie, and baking for a short amount of time. The process of making the pie is easy, and the result is a delicious taste. 

Homemade Chocolate Pie Paula Deen Recipes

There are many pies that can be purchased from the store, but none of them can compete with a homemade pie. Chocolate meringue pie is a great pie to make from scratch. The pie can be used for many different occasions, or it can be made simply to enjoy for your after-dinner treat. Let’s look at what ingredients you will need in order to make this pie. 

Ingredients For The Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe:

Granulated sugar
Cocoa powder
All-purpose four
Cream of tarter
Prepared pie crust

Now that you have your shopping list of ingredients, let’s jump into the recipe for how to make this pie! 

Paula Deen’s Rich Chocolate Meringue Pie Recipe


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35-40 minutes 
Serving: 8 (ish) slices or a 9-inch pie plate


1 9-inch pre-baked pie crust


1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
3 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract


3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tarter
4 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


Step 1: Pie Crust

Prepare and pre-bake your pie crust. Set aside to allow it to fully cool. 

Step 2: For Filling

Start off making your chocolate filling by taking a medium-size saucepan, and placing it over low heat. In your saucepan combine sugar, cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, and salt. Stir until combined. 

Add and yolks, and milk. Whisk thoroughly until all ingredients are combined. Stir whisking continually, until your mixture begins to thicken. 

Once thick, remove from heat, and add butter and vanilla. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the chocolate mixture, and set aside to cool.

Step 3: For Meringue

While your chocolate mixture is cooling, it’s time to make meringue. In a mixing bowl, add egg whites. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form. 

Add cream of tartar and continue whisking at high speed.  

Add sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir just to combine. 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spoon the meringue to cover the entire pie. With a rubber spatula, create peaks, then place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the meringue starts to turn a golden brown in color. 

Serve right away, or chill first then serve. 

Optional Toppings

If desired, you can decorate your pie a bit by topping it with chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce before serving. 

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Please note that this recipe is from Paula Deen’s website and has been slightly adapted. 

This recipe is intended for serving only after the meringue has been baked. If you wish to prepare the meringue without baking the pie in meringue, you will want to use either pasteurized egg whites or place your egg whites into a double boiler to pasteurize them as you are whisking them.

Nutrition Facts

The nutritional facts for this recipe are based on the assumption that the above recipe makes one pie which is divided into eight slices. One slice equals one serving. One slice is estimated to contain 404 calories. Each serving is also estimated to contain 9 g total fat, 140 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 76 g total carbohydrates, and 4.9 g protein. Please note that these nutritional facts may change, depending on the specific ingredients used in creating this pie recipe.

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How do you make a chocolate cream pie?

Chocolate cream pie, is different from chocolate meringue pie, in that it is higher in its cream content. Chocolate cream pie also has whipped topping instead of meringue. To make chocolate cream pie, combine sugar, milk, egg yolks, corn starch, butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Mix them together and bring them to a boil until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and pour into a prepared pie crust. Make your whipped topping from heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Place on top after it has cooled. Serve chilled. 

How to make a chocolate pecan pie recipe?

Chocolate pecan pie is made by melting together butter, and chocolate. Then in a mixing bowl, combine your melted chocolate and butter mixture, with corn syrup, eggs, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Pour into a prepared crust, top with pecans, and bake until the center is no longer jiggly. Serve once cooled completely. 

How do you make a German chocolate pie?

German chocolate pie is made by melting chocolate and butter together, then mixing in evaporated milk and stirring. Next add in sugar, corn starch, salt, egg yolks, vanilla, almond extract. Top with coconut and pecans, before baking. Allow pie to cool completely before serving. 

How to make Mile High meringue with Paula Deen?

To make mile-high meringue is surprisingly easy. Making this meringue will require more egg whites, and also include cream of tartar, sugar, and vanilla extract. To make this, you will begin by adding only your egg whites to a mixing bowl. You will want to use at least 5 egg whites for this recipe. Beat the egg whites at high speed, until they become foamy. Next whisk in cream of tartar to stabilize the eggs. Continue beating until the egg whites form soft peaks. Gently stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Add meringue to the top of your cooled pie and use a spatula to form peaks in the meringue. Bake at 350°F until your meringue begins to turn golden on top. It should take between 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe Variations

There are many recipe variations for chocolate meringue pie. Below are a few of the more popular variations featuring chocolate of some kind.

Chocolate Chip Pie (THE DEEN BROTHERS)

Chocolate chip pie can easily be made, simply by using your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and pouring the cookie into a pie crust then bake it. Once your cookie pie is completely baked, top with whipped cream then serve and enjoy.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate pecan pie is made by using butter, chocolate, corn syrup, eggs, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Top it with pecans and whipped cream if desired, all inside of a prepared pie crust. To make this, start by melting together butter, and chocolate. Then in a mixing bowl, combine your melted chocolate and butter mixture, with corn syrup, eggs, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Pour into a prepared crust, top with pecans, and bake until the center is no longer jiggly. Serve once cooled completely. 

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie Paula Deen

Chocolate buttermilk pie can easily be made using the above recipe. Simply exchange the milk called for in the above recipe with buttermilk. Otherwise prepare as instructed above.

Lemon Meringue Pie (Paula Deen) Recipe

Paula Dean’s recipe for lemon meringue pie uses the same meringue recipe as instructed above. The only difference is to replace the chocolate filling with a lemon filling. To make the lemon filling, you will start off by combining egg yolks, lemon zest, and lemon juice, in a medium saucepan.

Cook over low heat until mixture reaches 160°F. Stir in sweeten condensed milk and remove from the heat. Pour into a prepared pie crust and top with meringue. Bake at 325°F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the meringue begins to turn a golden brown color. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Chocolate Silk Meringue Pie

To make chocolate silk pie, begin by adding sugar and eggs to a saucepan. Whisk continually over medium heat until the mixture reaches 160°F, or begins to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add chocolate chips, and vanilla. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat room temperature butter until it is creamy. Add heavy cream, and whisk on high. In a separate mixing bowl add heavy cream, and whisk until stiff peaks begin to form. Mix butter and cream mixture together. Next fold in the chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pie crust and chill.

Paula Deen’s Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie tastes much like pumpkin pie. To make a sweet potato pie, you will want to mix baked and peeled sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Pour the mixture into your prepared pie crust. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Remove from the oven and top with meringue recipe from above. Placed back in the oven and bake again for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the meringue turns in golden brown color on top.

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie, Oh My!

Old-fashioned banana cream pie is an all-time favorite. This pie is hard to beat, because it is easy to make, and tastes great. Learn more details about how to make a homemade banana cream pie from scratch HERE.

Paula Deen Cherry Pie Recipe

Paula Deen’s recipe for cherry pie is delicious. There is nothing quite like fresh cherry pie for any occasion. Learn the details of how you can make this delicious pie by checking out this post HERE.

Praline Pumpkin Pie (Paula Deen)

Praline pumpkin pie is made using Paula Deen’s traditional pumpkin pie recipe with the addition of praline pecans. To make these pecans, you will take a small skillet, place it over medium heat, and melt some butter and dark brown sugar in it.

Next, add pecans and stir until the mixture bubbles. Once the mixture begins to bubble, remove from heat, and pour the mixture onto aluminum foil. Allow the pecans to cool, then break into small pieces. On top of your pumpkin pie add dollops of whipped cream, then sprinkle your pecans on top.

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Yoder’s Amish chocolate pie is another variation of a tasty chocolate treat. This pie contains all the same ingredients as the chocolate meringue pie by Paula Deen above. The only difference in these recipes is the slight difference in ratios for the ingredients. The other difference is that Yoder’s Amish chocolate pie is topped with whipped cream instead of meringue.

All-Time Favorite Chocolate Pudding and Pie Filling

Chocolate pudding pie is another easy pie to make that is well-loved and will satisfy your chocolate craving. This pie is so easy to make, that even an eight-year-old can do it. Check out the details on how you can make this recipe HERE.

Regina Merrick’s Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Regina Merrick’s iron skillet taco pie is essentially the same as the chocolate meringue pie Paula Deen recipe above. To make this recipe it starts off with instructions to melt butter in your saucepan first, then add sugar flour, and cocoa. Then mix in eggs and milk. Cooking over medium-low heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Once thickened, remove from heat, and add vanilla extract. Top with meringue, then bake just like instructed above.

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Yum! Paula Deen’s Perfect Pies

If you love pies, this recipe for a chocolate meringue pie by Paula Deen is a very delicious one for you to try. It’s great because it is not difficult to make from scratch, and the flavor combination of the pie is just plain perfect. Our recipe and given above has been slightly adapted, with a few minor changes.

These changes include doubling the recipe so that there is more content in your pie and adding vanilla extract to the meringue. Otherwise, this recipe is Paula Dean’s recipe. Making this recipe is something that you should definitely try out at home. It’s hard to understand just how delicious this pie is without trying it firsthand. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie

Chocolate meringue pie by Paula Deen, is a delicious recipe for old fashioned chocolate pie. This recipe is easy to prepare, and it has the perfect balance of the perfect chocolate flavors. No matter what the occasion, this chocolate pie recipe is one you should have on hand. Try it out and let us know what you think!

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5 thoughts on “Ultimate Chocolate Meringue Pie Paula Deen’s Recipe”

    • Hi Mechelle,
      Church potlucks are a great place to try new recipes! Glad your people enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know!

  1. Does the pie filling cool in the pan (w plastic wrap), or do does in go in the pie shell immediately after thickening and cools in it?

    • Hi Nancy,
      You can do it either way. If your pie shell isn’t cooled off completely, I’d let the filling cool off for a little bit in the bowl before adding it to the pie crust. But if your pie crust has cooled, it will work to pour the filling into the pie crust and let it cool there. Either way, you will want to transfer it to the cooled pie crust before the filling is completely set.


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