french silk pie

★★★★★ 24
a 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 though, that it does contain raw eggs. You can substitute pasteurized eggs if you wish. If not using pasteurized eggs please don't serve this to pregnant women, babies, or anyone with a compromised immune system.

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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 chocolate pie is fancy enough for a special occasion but simple enough to make when craving something sweet.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 24
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For french silk pie

  • 3 oz
    chocolate, unsweetened squares
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    pasteurized eggs, room temperature
  • 1
    prepared 9" pie crust of your choice
  • 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.
    In a small bowl, slowly melt the unsweetened chocolate. Set aside to cool.
  • Butter and sugar creamed together with vanilla extract.
    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat it until it's creamy and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. 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, not heavy, pie.
  • Slowly adding melted chocolate.
    Slowly add cooled chocolate. Beat well.
  • Filling poured into a pie crust.
    Spoon 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, whip your cream, powdered sugar, and an additional 1 tsp. vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Whipped cream on top of the filling with chocolate shavings.
    Spoon over top of chocolate pie filling. Garnish with chocolate curls.