Chocolate Angel Pie
This Chocolate Angel Pie is worthy of a special occasion! The melt in your mouth meringue crust is filled with luscious chocolate cream!
My husband’s aunt was a terrific cook. She made this dreamy Chocolate Cream Pie with a Meringue Crust for us as newlyweds and I was delighted to add the recipe to my collection!
Why Make This Chocolate Cream Pie
- It’s “lighter” than your typical chocolate pie since there’s no buttery pie crust.
- Every bite melts in your mouth!
- It’s naturally gluten-free.
It is one of our holiday traditions to have a chocolate pie (are you surprised?) at Thanksgiving along with pumpkin. This pie would work equally well as a Christmas dessert with its heavenly meringue crust and creamy chocolate filling.
Bill’s Aunt Alice would make this chocolate cream pie recipe when we dined at her house. She’d always have a homemade dessert, and her pies were outstanding. And I’d go home with a recipe card in my purse that would soon become splattered from overuse.
The kids don’t remember ever having this pie, but they were definitely on board with my remake! I guess I need to go through my old-fashioned recipe box and pull out some more treasured dishes and share the memories along with the recipe.
Tips for Making Angel Pie
An angel pie is a dessert with a meringue crust with a pudding-like filling. The lightness of this dessert is what makes it heavenly. Lightness in texture, not calories, though it would be a lot more caloric had it been made with a pastry shell.
- PRO-Tip: Your bowl and beaters must be scrupulously clean when beating egg whites. Any oil will prevent the whites from reaching stiff peaks.
- You will also get more volume from your egg whites if they are at room temperature. So get your eggs out well before you plan to make the crust so they warm up. Alternatively, place them in a bowl of warm water while you prep the other ingredients.
- Don’t overwork the meringue when working it into the shell. The goal is to make a nest for the filling.
- As you can see below the meringue shell can crack while baking and it will definitely crack when cutting. That’s just the nature of the beast!
- PRO-Tip: I didn’t have baker’s chocolate on hand the day I made this pie but found that you can substitute 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate plus 2 tablespoons of sugar for 4 ounces of Baker’s Sweet German Chocolate.
- You can shave a chocolate bar to sprinkle over the whipped cream, make chocolate shards or chocolate curls.
More Holiday Dessert Recipes
- Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Holiday Truffle Cookies
- One Layer Fudge Cake
- More Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Angel Pie
An exquisite chocolate pie in a meringue crust
- 2 egg whites, at room temperature
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4-ounce package Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate, chopped (or 4 ounces semisweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons of sugar)
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
- More whipped cream, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 300º. Lightly grease 8 or 9-inch pie plate and set aside.
- Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar till foamy. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Continue beating to very stiff peaks. Fold in vanilla.
- Spoon into a prepared pie plate to form a nest-like shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool.
- Gently melt the chocolate (and sugar if substituting semisweet chocolate) with water in the microwave, stopping to stir frequently until smooth. Cool to room temperature and add vanilla.
- Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate, and spread filling in the cooled meringue shell. Let chill at least 2 hours before serving.
- Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, curls, or shards if desired.
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Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
33 Comments on “Chocolate Angel Pie”
Your pie looks delicious! I love family recipes and I’ll be sure to give this one a try.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I haven’t used these containers before but I could always use more of them.
I’ve never had anything like this. It looks quite wonderful!!! Definitely a melt in your mouth dessert!
Oh, this pie looks so good!
Thanks for hosting this give-away. Count me in.
Oh YUM! This pie looks SO GOOD! Heavenly & tempting indeed! 🙂
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Obviously I want to be in for the prize! 🙂
Oh my my lovely Piecious.Pie no one could resist….eating the whole thing 🙂
Meringue crusts are so good, and with chocolate it´s really a perfect dessert year round! Love those socks!
Um….I want this pie. It looks heavenly (excuse the pun :P). Mmmm!!!
And of course I’d love to be entered 🙂
I love this Lizzy look absolutely beautiful and nice like you present!
You bake and cook a lot these days LOL
Well yesterday I made a gingerbread cookies, in Christmas always I love post recipes, have a lovely day
What a great link for the bottles Liz, thank you. I’ve been looking for new bottles for my pantry staples so I’ll look through their lot if anything works (it’s got to be a specific size so it fits the maximum number in the drawer).
The chocolate pie looks and sounds delicious.
I’d love to be entered!
And this pie looks delicious! I have never had meringue crust!
I’m not entering the giveaway as I’m in Australia. But this pie looks wonderful! I’d never thought to use meringue as the crust! Will definitely have to give it a go!
Gorgeous pie… it does look heavenly! Happy Day #5! I was great working with you this week! 🙂
PS… keeping my figures crossed the blog switch goes smoothly… brave lady. 🙂
Congrats on your blog switch! I’m not entering the giveaway, but I wanted to say thank you for participating, happy day #5, and delicious pie!
It’s an excellent sign that Auntie Alice’s recipe is so splattered.
This is a wonderful alternative dessert for Christmas, Liz.