Today is a Midlife Boulevard Blog Hop, HERE! While others are writing great words of wisdom about a new year, I am writing about PIE! I figure I have five days to get dessert out of my mind and start fresh.  Actually, on Tuesday at Midlife Boulevard, I will evaluate 2013…lessons learned. Now on to pie…
When it comes to holiday desserts, my family does not mind a change or two, as long as the selections include CHOCOLATE!  We are a chocolate obsessed family…no trying to hide it! So, this year, we enjoyed this delicious pie….

When the recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, I always go for the real thing…no fat free, or sugar free for the holidays (I know, that might be part of my problem!) I also like the traditional Nestle Cocoa, though there are more expensive and exotic cocoas on the market.  We are a Toll House loving family.

Here is the recipe:
1 2/3 cups water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 nine-inch baked pastry shell

Mix together water, cocoa, cornstarch until smooth
Stir in Eagle Brand milk and egg yolks.  Cook until thick in saucepan. Stir in two tablespoons of butter
Add vanilla
Cool slightly and pour into baked pie shell
Top with your favorite whipped topping or meringue!


Happy Saturday everyone!!

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