My daughter made this and She use to go to Perkin's once a month just to buy a full Chocolate silk pie, but since She has adopted this choc. pie recipe left in an old cookbook of My Grams, My daughter has never gone back to The French Silk ones, as She believes these are a hundred times more delicious. Well worth the little extra effort to make it!
Put 1 cup evaporated milk in bowl, set in freezer until ice crystals form/ appear on sides of bowl,beat until whipped and almost doubles in size in the bowl beat in 1 tsp. vanilla extract, then place back in freezer to keep chilled until later.
In a double boiler pot, combine 1 package of unflavored gelatin, the 3/4 c. sugar, salt(1/8tsp.), egg yolk,and regular white milk,simmer in this double boiler while stirring in and melting 3squares(reserve 1 square for later) bakers unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally. After this is all melted and stirred together, let cool.After this chocolate mixture cools, mix with an electric mixer until well beaten and smooth,chill, add evaporated milk mixture (previously set in freezer to chill) mix thoroughly. Poor into the 9 in. baked pie shell, chill,
Take the pint of heavy whipping cream,beat in a separate bowl with mixer until soft peaks form, add dash sugar to taste,put this on top of chilled choc pie in shell, take the reserved 4th square of chocolate,shave on top to color.(can also shave some orange zest for color.) Serve chilled