Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chocolate Chiffon Pie Recipe

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, and postcards. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


We have a 2-for-1 vintage post today. I was looking for an appropriate illustration for my vintage Household Searchlight recipe of Chocolate Chiffon Pie, when I came across this Flickr photo with a recipe . It's fun, and can be educational too, to compare the ingredients and method for an identical recipe.
Happy Thursday!

Chocolate Chiffon Pie
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 teaspoons gelatin
3 tablespoons cold water
2 squares chocolate
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine milk, water, chocolate, and nutmeg. Combine well-beaten egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Add chocolate mixture. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Soften gelatin in cold water. Add to hot ingredients. Stir until dissolved. Add vanilla. Cool. Beat until light and fluffy. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into baked pastry shell. Chill. Serve with whipped cream. 6 servings. Mrs. Walter Dean, Ontario, Cal.

More Vintage Recipe Thursday Participants:
Orange French Toast
Chocolate Chiffon Pie


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Grampy 3 Cheesecakes (Broken Link)

Heart Cream Puff

Macaroon Bavarian


  1. how much fun is this... love the look of those old recipes

  2. I love the texture of chiffon pie...not to mention the chocolaty deliciousness. Great picture to go with the recipe!

  3. Awesome idea! Awesome pie recipe. Delicious!

  4. I used to make this for my brother's birthday every year. Yep we were allowed to pick what kind of dessert we wanted for our birthdays and he always picked this, at least for about 10 years or so when we were growing up.

  5. Did you get my comment? It seemed to fly away.

    Please stop by my blog.


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