Saturday’s Simple Recipe Page 4 Chocolate Meringue Pie

Oh, dear. I didn’t send you a recipe yesterday. Sorry I’m a day late. My sister came from San Antonio for a weekend visit to sew pumpkins for her shop, Apples of Gold, at Artisan’s Alley. I’m sorry to say that as we sewed all day Saturday, I never thought about my blog.

Pumpkins for Sale

Pumpkins for Sale

Then today we went to Sunday school, church and lunch before we packed-up her pumpkins and sent her on her way home.

Suzanne and Me

My sister, Suzanne, and Me

Then, I came upstairs to catch-up on email and remembered I forgot to send you Page 4 of my Recipe Book yesterday. It’s one of my favorites from my mom.

Shortly after I wrote my first book, Jacket Jazz,  in 1993, I taught frequently in San Antonio. I’d stay with Mom, and she always fixed my favorite meal for dinner with chocolate meringue pie for dessert. We ALWAYS had dessert after every meal in my home when I was growing up. I looked forward to dinner at Mom’s house all day while I was teaching. Now her pie is one of the most requested desserts from my family.

Chocolate Meringue Pie


2 cups whole milk

1 cup sugar

2 rounding tablespoons flour

1 large heaping tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa

Dash of salt

3 egg yolks (Whites will be used for the meringue.)


Heat 2 cups milk in sauce pan until warm. Add sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir until dissolved. Add egg yolks one at a time, and beat quickly with a wire whisk. Cook until thick stirring vigorously all the time to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom. Stir in vanilla just before finished. Pour into a baked pie shell.  Top with meringue.

Mom’s Meringue recipe will be on Page 15. Her Pie Crust will be on Page 18. We’ll keep going until you have 26 pages of my favorite and most used recipes.

My mom

My Mom when I was growing-up.

I really have thought about you during the week. I love hearing from you and your well wishes as I go through monthly chemo treatments for MDS. At my visit last week with my oncologist, Dr. Garcia-Manero, I was given a good report. He says my recent bone marrow aspiration shows that the chemo is working. The question most people ask is how long will I have to take chemo. Dr. Garcia-Manero’s answer is “As long as it works.” So that’s it folks.

Hope you have a great week. I’ll talk to you again next week. Much love and hugs, Judy



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6 Responses to “Saturday’s Simple Recipe Page 4 Chocolate Meringue Pie”

  1. Carol Luther Says:

    Judy, I love your blog just wish I could print it so I could keep it. I love recipes that family’s have. Glad your report was good. I will see you soon. Are we going to hang our quilt that we exchanged blocks. I actually have mine finished.

    Sent from my iPad



    • judymurrah Says:

      Carol, that’s great you have your string quilt finished. I need to work on mine. Yes, we plan to hang them in the Education Office this fall. So glad you read my blog and I love your comments.


  2. Vicki Says:

    I love you both, sweet sisters!


  3. Kay Smith Says:

    So good to hear from you again! Your comment about your meals always having dessert made me smile as our family meal did also! My Mom was also a good cook and with my grandmother living with us they would trade off which brought even more good meals to our table! In looking back, I find it funny that many days after school was out a bunch of us would go to “Buddy’s Drive-in” and eat a delicious hamburger with fries and then eat a great meal at home just a few hours later! That was then I guess!
    I am so happy to learn your sister is at Artisan’s Alley and has for sale your so cute pumpkins! I have been there with my daughter and will now for sure go see your sister at Apples of Gold and hopefully find a pumpkin.
    I am happy to read your doctor’s thoughts to know you are responding well to your ongoing treatment. You are an inspiration to us all Judy! Take care and continue to heal.
    Have a blessed week!


  4. judymurrah Says:

    Good morning, Kay. It’s fun to think back on our days living at home when we were growing-up. It is amazing how we could eat anything and still remain thin. Those were the days. Have a good day.


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