French Silk Pie
posted on February 21, 2017 by aimee @ shugarysweets 2 comments »
Smooth and decadent, French Silk Pie is a chocolate lovers dream! You’ll love the flaky pie crust, topped with smooth and silky chocolate!
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Growing up we always had French Silk Pie at holiday get togethers. It usually came from Bakers Square (anyone remember this restaurant?)!
That fudgy, creamy chocolate pie is still to this day one of my favorites! Last year I attempted to make a French Silk Pie from scratch, but it was too thick after refrigerating it. The “silky” part of the pie was no longer silky and creamy. I realized I rushed when adding my eggs, not allowing the mixture to beat for a full 5 minutes after each addition. Don’t be like me and rush through this step.
So, of course, I had to make another attempt. This time it turned out wonderful! Although, admittedly, I used refrigerated pie crust. If you prefer a homemade crust, you can totally go that route! I did go the extra steps and make a homemade whipped cream to top this pie (but Cool Whip would work too if you prefer).
There is one thing to remember when making this pie. All chocolate is NOT created equal. Do not lick your fingers after melting the baking chocolate…it’s very bitter, haha!
An easy trick for making chocolate curls (if you don’t want to scrape the curls into pretty pieces) is to spread your melted chocolate for the topping onto a piece of parchment paper, very thin! Then roll that parchment paper into a tight “tube” and place in refrigerator. When you are ready to garnish your pie, remove the chocolate from the refrigerator and unroll your parchment. The chocolate will break off into pieces, giving you the perfect chocolate chunk garnish without having to do any extra work!
ENJOY! If you’re looking for a no bake recipe, be sure to try this No Bake CINNAMON French Silk Pie from my friend Ashley. I love the graham cracker crust paired with the silky smooth pie! You could also add some booze to your pie like Rebecca did in this Kahlua Chocolate Cream Pie! If your family loves s’mores, give your pie this twist by making Leigh Anne’s Chocolate S’mores Pie recipe! Oh, wait, your family really doesn’t dig pie? How about a batch of Erin’s French Silk Brownies instead! These sound fantastic!
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French Silk Pie
Yield: 1 pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hour chill time
Smooth and decadent, French Silk Pie is a chocolate lovers dream! You'll love the flaky pie crust, topped with smooth and silky chocolate!
- 1 box refrigerated pie crust, for one pie
- 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (100% cacoa)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract (I love Rodelle)
- 4 large eggs (pasteurized)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips