French Silk Chocolate Pie

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

One of the very first pies I learned how to make! Rich and creamy and very decadent! Also including for you my own little variations for holidays and special occaisions. VERY easy to make. Enjoy! :D

(Photo by kzbhansen)


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Ingredients

1
graham cracker crust for an 8" pie, homemade or purchased
1 stick
butter, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
2 oz.
unsweetened baking chocolate squares, melted and cooled
1 tsp.
vanilla
2
large eggs
sweetened whipped cream, cool whip or redi-whip
grated chocolate or chocolate curls
maraschino cherries, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In microwave, melt chocolate in small bowl, set aside to cool. (Stir occaisionally.) In mixer bowl, cream butter, gradually add sugar, cream well.
Mix in melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating 5 minutes each, and scraping sides and bottom of bowl often to incorporate all grains of sugar. Spoon and smooth into pie crust. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Serve topped with sweetened whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a maraschino cherry. *Double this recipe for a 9-inch deep dish pie.

Variations: add, in addition to vanilla, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, tint Cool Whip pink for Valentines day, green for St Patty’s day.
Top with crushed peppermint sticks/candy canes just before serving for Christmas.

Add, in addition to vanilla, a 1/2 tsp. almond extract. Can sprinkle with chocolate shavings, finely chopped or sliced almonds, and/or crushed toffee bits. Whipped cream can be tinted a very pale yellow for a buttery look.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Regional Style: French
Hashtag: #silk