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Our Family's Chocolate Pie Recipe

This recipe was my Grandmother's (Christina (Martinson) Bostwick). Have you ever loved someone so much that it hurt? That is how I describe my love for her. She spent TIME with us. She loved us. She poured herself into our existence. Grandma didn't have an easy life but she always looked at the bright side of every situation. Her oldest (Victor) provided our family with so many great stories; he kept everyone on their toes (see the note from my cousin Mary Ann when she emailed this recipe to me). "Mom' on this recipe refers to grandma - the recipe was penned to her daughter, Mary Ann by my Aunt Charlotte When asked what he wanted for his birthday this year my brother, Lionel Bostwick, said he was really hungry for 'Grandma's Chocolate Pie. I made it for him. He called me and said it was wonderful. Perhaps it can be your family's favorite. Here goes the very simple recipe..

Mom's Chocolate Pie

4 tbsp flour

1 cup sugar

3 tbsp cocoa

Mix, dampen with cold water to smooth paste, set on stove add 1 cup boiling water - little salt, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp butter.  Cook until thick.

Pour into baked pie shell.

(Makes rather a skimpy 9 inch pie so I'd make 1 1/2 times as much for a thick pie.)

(Left top - Grandma Bostwick) (Left bottom - My Aunt Charlotte) Note from Mary Ann with this recipe: "This is how my Mom wrote down the recipe, so feel free to make changes.

My note to you - Vic loved this pie.  One time he had been punished and sent to his room without supper.  After the family had eaten Howard sat on the steps and in a very loud voice said, "that sure was good chocolate pie.  Think that is the best you ever made Mom."  He kept repeating how good the pie was.  When Vic was allowed to come downstairs he started searching the kitchen for left over pie.  He asked his mother where the pie was and she informed him there had been NO pie, Howard had just been tormenting him."

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