Friday, November 11, 2011

French Silk Pie


It's a fabulous Friday at The Slow Roasted Italian and welcome to Diving Into Decadence.

Uncle Happy, our oldest and dearest friend celebrated his birthday with us a few weeks ago.  He requested a French Silk Pie, so I researched and found an amazing recipe. This pie was so decadent and delicious!  I used a store bought pie crust and made beautiful chocolate curls from a Hershey bar.  It was amazing!!!  So easy and impressive.

Recipe by Taste of Home


1 store bought pie crust (regular)
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional

Line pie shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 2 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. 


In a small saucepan, combine sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.

 

Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Cool to lukewarm (90°), stirring occasionally.


In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on high speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. 


In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. 
 

Pour into crust. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings.


14 comments:

  1. I just made one last night and it sure doesnt look this good! wow

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  2. Salivating! Seriously need a slice now!

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  3. This sounds fantastic, Donna! Those chocolate curls look heavenly.

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  4. P.S. I want a chocolate curl tutorial now.

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  5. WOW..This looks awesome..Yummy

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    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a wonderful birthday pie! Those chocolate shavings are just gorgeous. I'm sure Uncle Happy loved this. :)

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  7. I can not tell you how perfect your timing is with this pie! I have a holiday party to go to next Saturday and the host's favorite is French Silk Pie! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :) Oh and happy birthday Uncle Happy!

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  8. Oh please send one of these my way! It looks soooo good! :)

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  9. Mouthwatering.Such a great cake;))

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  10. My girlfriend tells me she makes this for her husband nearly every Sunday and he never tires of it. She, however, is a Wight Watcher!

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  11. This is a family favorite and yours looks gorgeous! Those whipped cream roses are perfect! Hope you have a fabulous weekend~

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  12. This pie is gorgeous! I would love a slice!

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  13. Is there a missing ingredient? In the photos with the digital thermometer, it looks like there's milk in the pot instead of just sugar and eggs. Forgive me if I'm wrong. I really want to make this pie today. My homemade crust is made, and I have all the filling ingredients ready.

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  14. No there is no milk in there, the butter is foamy from cooking.

    Good luck with the pie, let me know how it turns out!

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