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Chocolate Almond Silk Pie Recipe
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Chocolate Almond Silk Pie Recipe

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This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters. I've been baking since I was 9 years old. Back then, my friends and I would get together on Saturdays to bake chocolate chip cookies...but we liked the dough so much we ate lots of it raw! Of all the cooking I do today, I think I still enjoy baking best.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Sweetened whipped cream and toasted sliced almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

293 calories: 1 piece, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on low speed until well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, combine sugar and eggs in a small saucepan until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and almond extract until smooth. Cool to lukewarm (90°), stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add cooled egg mixture; beat on high speed for 5 minutes. Pour into cooled pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and almonds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Almond Silk Pie in Country Woman March/April 1987, p29


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Ballinrobe
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"This is putzy but Very Good!"

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RenaeR
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"This pie was served at my high school graduation party. It seemed to be a little work to prepare, the results were well worth it. :) Yum!!!"

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jwwluvcooking
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"I am so grateful to the person(s) that came up with a safe version of Silk Pie. I had my recipe for French Silk Pie from the 50's but would not make it because of using raw eggs. Mine had vanilla instead of almond flavoring.THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!

Janis"

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FriedaG
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"My husband's all-time favorite pie. I have made this more times than I can count."

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zzzkatzzzz@gmail.com
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

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GUA
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008

"My pie turned out great. I used unsalted butter in place of regular salted butter. If you wanted to make it less dense you can whip some heavy cream and fold into the chocolate mixture"

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