1 2/3 cups water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (9 inch pre-made) baked pie shell. Baked according to package directions before filling the pie crust.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix water and cornstarch and cocoa until smooth.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks.
Cook the mixture in saucepan until thick. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter. Add vanilla.
Cool the mixture slightly and stir occasionally.
Pour filling into baked pie shell.
For the Meringue:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Top the pie with meringue and brown.
Decorate with chocolate curls or whatever pleases you after pie has cooled.
NOTE: You can use whipped cream in place of the meringue.