French Silk Pie

This pie is so rich. And thick. And creamy. It’s chocolate heaven. I can’t make a solid decision whether I prefer the old-fashioned flour & butter crust or a graham cracker crust. So, why not combine them? (I did). The ‘best of both worlds’ is too common a phrase to fully explain how amazing this crust is! And the pie filling. Ah, the pie filling. Smooth, fluffy, rich, silky chocolate. Good-God-Yummy-Lord! We’re not finished here… we’ve still got homemade whipped cream with hand grated, fresh chocolate shavings on top. Whew, get your mama over there, ’cause your gonna wanna slap her!

Now I believe this is what you call tooting your own horn. I apologize, but this divine little pie is just that good!! (And it’s not braggin’ if it’s true.)

French Silk Pie


for the crust:

1 stick salted butter, chilled & cut into cubes

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

for the filling:

12 Tbs. salted butter (1 & 1/2 sticks), room temperature

1 & 1/2 cups sugar

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled

2 tsp. vanilla

3 large eggs

whipped cream, for serving

chocolate shavings or curls, for serving

Crust:

Preheat oven to 325°.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Press firmly into a pie plate. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

Filling:

Melt chocolate in double boiler and allow to cool completely.

Using a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add melted chocolate and the vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed for five minutes (use a timer) after each addition and running a spatula down the bowl to combine thoroughly. Pour filing into cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Before serving, top pie with whipped cream and decorate with chocolate curls or shavings.

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3 Responses to “French Silk Pie”

  1. tonya (mom) Says:

    this pie is a “marriage supper of the lamb” recipe. in other words, Jesus is gonna have this in heaven…and although it is looks like dark chocolate, it is more like mousse, with a light chocolate flavor…she hit a homerun on this one!

  2. Sam Says:

    This is incredible..thanks for sharing!

  3. Terri Says:

    This pie sounds heavenly! I can’t wait to try this one!

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