French Silk Pie

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French Silk Pie – Smooth, rich, and creamy, this chocolate pie is a dessert of epic proportions!

Rich and creamy French Silk Pie recipe

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!
Recipe for the best French Silk Pie ever!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.

Show Stopping French Silk Pie recipe ~ this pie will rock your world! 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!
Made from scratch French Silk Pie- the best you will ever have!

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 semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used half and half)
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

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.

Recipe for French Silk Pie - the best chocolate pie you will ever taste. Rich, creamy, and delicious!

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  1. How can I do this without a double boiler

    • I don’t have a double boiler either, I used the option of placing a glass bowl over a saucepan. Works like a charm! Just make sure the bowl is larger than the saucepan so it doesn’t sink in so far that the bottom touches the water.

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

  3. 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.

  4. How does the pie do overnight ?

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

  6. 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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