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french silk pie

(25 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Aurora McBee
Great Falls, MT

My husband's favorite pie. It's super simple to make! Creamy, rich, and decadent, this is definitely a chocolate lover's kind of pie! Please note that it does contain raw eggs, which is something to consider for children under 3, pregnant women, and anyone immunocompromised. You can substitute pasteurized eggs if you wish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This French silk pie is rich, creamy, and super decadent. It's a little labor intensive because you do need to beat the ingredients for a while, but if you have a stand mixer it will be a breeze. The filling is light and fluffy with just the right amount of chocolate flavor to satisfy chocolate lovers. This pie is fancy enough for a special occasion, but simple enough to make when craving something sweet.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(25 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For french silk pie

  • 3 oz
    unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1
    prepared 9" pie crust, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • chocolate curls, for garnish

How To Make french silk pie

Test Kitchen Tips
This pie requires a lot of beating to achieve the right texture. Make sure not to rush the process.
  • Melted chocolate in a bowl.
    To make the filling, slowly melt the unsweetened chocolate in a small bowl. Set aside to cool.
  • Butter and sugar creamed together with vanilla extract.
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat it until creamy and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Add the vanilla.
  • Adding an egg to the bowl.
    Add each egg, one at a time. Whip 5 minutes after each egg. This is the most important step, as it adds air to the eggs and creates a fluffy (rather than heavy) pie.
  • Slowly adding melted chocolate.
    Slowly add the cooled chocolate. Beat well.
  • Filling poured into a pie crust.
    Spoon the chocolate filling into your pie crust. Cover loosely and refrigerate until firm.
  • Cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract whipped together.
    While your pie is cooling, make the topping. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Whipped cream on top of the filling with chocolate shavings.
    Spoon over the top of the chocolate pie filling. Garnish with chocolate curls.