French Silk Chocolate Pie

Kelly Williams


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

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20 Min


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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