French Silk Chocolate Pie
(Photo by kzbhansen)
- 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
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.