After posting the tribute to Chocolate Pie Betty on Texas Jot, everyone is wishing they had her famous secret pie recipe. This is NOT the same recipe, but it is close enough to give you an idea of what you are missing. Avalyn's pie called for a meringue topping, but this pie is topped with whipped cream. You could always substitute the meringue is you wanted to experience something closer to the real McCoy.
9-inch pie crust, cooled and set aside
2 cups whole milk
3 large eggs
Stir until blended and the eggs are well beaten. Set aside.
In a saucepan, combine:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup coco powder
1/2 cup flour
pinch of salt
Ad milk/egg mixture to dry ingredients until combined. (Lumps will stir out as the mixture heats. Cook over medium heat until very thick. Remove from heat and add:
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
Stir until smooth and pour into cooled 9-inch pie shell. Refrigerate. When chilled, topped with whipped cream.