French Silk Pie

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This French Silk Pie was so decadent and delicious! I used a store bought pie crust and made beautiful chocolate curls from a Hershey bar.

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

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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

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With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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French Silk Pie

Donna Elick
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.
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 468cal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 228mg | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published November 2011

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15 Comments

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 5 stars
    I don’t know if mine looked this good, but it definitely tasted amazing! You have such a talent for cooking Donna! I love all your recipes.

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