French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie - one of the best chocolate pies you will ever taste. This stuff is fabulous!

5 from 1 reviews
French Silk Pie
Yield: 8-10 servings
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 8oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, very soft
  • 1 9" pie crust, baked and cooled

  • For garnish:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate bar for making chocolate curls
  1. Whip cream in a mixing bowl till stiff peaks form. Cover and chill.
  2. Melt chopped chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Set aside.
  3. 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°.
  4. Remove egg mixture from heat. Beat for another 8 minutes or till cooled and fluffy. Don't under-mix!!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Just before serving, garnish with chocolate curls or shavings.


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  1. Could this pie be made using just a hand mixer versus a kitchen aid mixer?

  2. Kara…you are killing my diet!!! I’m trying so hard to be good and not put back on the weight I lost but this is just to yummy to pass up. I’m going to the store for the ingredients in the morning. Another yummy looking treat.

  3. How does the pie do overnight ?

  4. How would this do made the day before??

  5. This French Silk pie is to die for. I made, for the first time, for Thanksgiving. I’m already planning to make it again for Christmas. Thanks you Kara for this wonderful recipe.

    • I’m so glad you liked it Susie! It really is one of my favorite pies of all time. It’s a good thing I have boys to eat it up, because I cannot resist it! 🙂

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