French Silk Pie – Smooth, rich, and creamy, this chocolate pie is a dessert of epic proportions!
I have always wanted to make French Silk Pie, but for some reason I kept putting it off. I finally got around to it last year for Thanksgiving. It was such a huge hit that I only got a sliver. And let me tell you, that was not nearly enough!
This pie is rich and creamy, and absolutely out of this world. One of the best pies I have ever tasted! I think I may have actually dreamed about it, and I could not wait for another excuse to make it again.
After waiting for several months for the perfect occasion to make French Silk Pie again, I decided I didn’t need a holiday to experience this heavenly dessert again. I just needed to get it in my mouth again!
This pie does take awhile to make, but trust me, it is absolutely worth it. It is one of the best pies that I have ever eaten! If you love chocolate, you have to give it a try!
French Silk Pie
1 cup whipping cream
8oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, very soft
1 9″ pie crust, baked and cooled
1/2 cup whipping cream
2-3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Chocolate bar for making chocolate curls
Whip cream in a mixing bowl till stiff peaks form. Cover and chill. Melt chopped chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Set aside.
Place eggs, sugar, and water in a glass bowl or double boiler. Beat with an electric mixer for at least 5 minutes, or till very pale yellow and thick. Place bowl over a pot of simmering water that is slightly smaller than your bowl. You don’t want it to touch the water. Cook and whisk till mixture reaches 160°.
Remove egg mixture from heat. Beat for another 8 minutes or till cooled and fluffy. Don’t under-mix!! Add melted chocolate and vanilla and beat till smooth. Beat in the soft butter, then fold in the whipped cream. Pour mixture into the pie crust and spread evenly.
Beat the 1/2 cup cream till soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat till smooth. Spread over the chocolate filling. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, garnish with chocolate curls or shavings.
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