Gram would make the wondrous chocolate pie. Rich and chocolaty. You know the kind you can only eat a small sliver.
Unfortunately, she never wrote down that recipe. I have spent a year scouring the Internet for a recipe with a similar taste and texture. I think I finally found it, and not online.
This is from a small maybe out of print cookbook called "The Great Flavors of Arkansas".
1 9 in pie shell, baked
3 tbs flour
3/4 cups sugar
3 tbs cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
3 egg yolks
1 can evaporated milk
2 cans of water (use evaporated milk can)
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 tbs sugar
3 eggs whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
Mix flour sugar and cocoa and salt. Blend egg yolks milk and water. Combine flour mixture and egg yolk mixture in a double boiler. Cook until thickened--about 2 minutes. Add vanilla. Cool slightly pour into pie shell. Refrigerate to cool.
Meanwhile beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar and cream of tarter. Top pie. Bake 15 minutes until meringue is slightly browned.