French Silk Chocolate Pie – don’t the words alone paint a picture of creamy deliciousness in your mind? First, there’s the word “French” in the title of a recipe, which right away conjures up the belief that this recipe is amazing. Follow that with the word “silk” and your mouth starts salivating at the thought of that first silky bite hitting your tongue.
And, who can resist chocolate?
Making French Silk Chocolate Pie is easy, especially if you use a pre-made pie crust (which I did). All it takes is a little bit of time. The melted chocolate needs to cool completely plus you need to beat two minutes between each addition of the 4 eggs to get that extra rich silky texture. And, it needs to refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.
So, patience is key.
But, the result is so worth it! I like this photo because the slice of French Silk Chocolate Pie is askew plus the soft focus around the slice of pie gives it a dreamy quality. And, dreamy this pie is!
Either fresh whipped cream, prepared whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping is a perfect topping for your slice of pie. Notice my French Chocolate Silk Pie in the background of the above photo? Note that the non-dairy whipped topping is melting! What started as a large dollop in the center of the pie expanded as the photo shoot progressed! Homemade whipped cream will, definitely, retain its shape better.
If you are looking for an easy dessert recipe that is a different alternative to traditional holiday fare, French Silk Chocolate Pie is a contender. Make it a day or two before your event and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. As a matter of fact, French Silk Chocolate Pie isn’t just a refreshing change from traditional holiday desserts, but is a delicious dessert for many occasions:
- replacement for a birthday cake for someone who doesn’t like cake (I know! Hard to believe that some people don’t like cake!)
- Mother’s Day brunch
- Tea Party
- Valentine’s Day dinner
- Easter brunch
- New Year’s Eve dinner
Every bite is sinfully delicious! This recipe serves 8, but with restraint you can serve 10 by slicing this pie into smaller pieces – it’s so rich that a smaller slice is probably a better choice after a meal anyway!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 - 9 inch frozen pre-made pie shell
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken into pieces
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 pasteurized eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Prepared whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping for garnish
- Mini chocolate chips or chocolate curls for garnish
- Bake pie shell according to package directions and cool completely.
- Melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
- Removed from heat and cool completely, about 20 minutes.
- In mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, about 5 minutes (this works best with a standing mixer).
- Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add chocolate, a little at a time and beat until well combined.
- Increase mixer speed to high and add eggs, one at a time, beating 2 minutes between each addition (mixture will increase in volume).
- Scoop chocolate mixture into cooled baked pie shell.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Garnish with dollops of whipped cream and chocolate chips or chocolate curls.
(other pie recipes)
- Banana Cream Cutie Pies
- Hot Fudge Cutie Pies
- Ghosts in the Clouds
- Pumpkin Patch Pals Pumpkin Pie
- Firecracker Brownie Pie
- Fresh Strawberry Pie