Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe
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Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

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This creamy, quick chocolate pie not only melts in your mouth, it also melts any and all resistance to dessert! What an easy way to say "I love you" on Valentine's Day. —Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 602 calories, 45g fat (26g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine marshmallow creme, chocolate chips, butter, unsweetened chocolate and coffee; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool. Fold in whipped cream; pour into crust.
  3. For topping, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over filling. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
How-To: For quick chocolate curls: Use a vegetable peeler to "peel" curls from a solid block of chocolate. To keep the strips intact, allow them to fall gently onto a plate or a single layer of waxed paper. If you get only shavings, your chocolate may be too hard, so warm it slightly. See chocolate curls»
Originally published as Chocolate Silk Pie in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p50

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"This pie was so easy to make and the end result is very decadent and creamy. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"Oh, my, this pie is to die for! I substituted 1/4 tsp. almond extract for the coffee and put it in an oreo crust. Instead of melting the chocolate mixture on top of the stove, I used the microwave. Thirty seconds. Stir. Thirty seconds. Perfect.

I let the chocolate mixture cool too much and couldn't fold in the whipped cream. I ended up using the mixer on low speed and that worked just fine."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"A little too rich for everyone else's taste, but I loved it!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Can you do it without the coffee, if so do I sub something else? We don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This pie is delish!! I make this frequently and get rave reviews. I have changed it up a bit a few times. I have made it with milk chocolate chips, without the coffee (don't recommend), graham cracker crust, chocolate crust, and everyone at my churches favorite way...with caramel and kosher salt on top - along with the whipped cream!! To make the texture a bit lighter, after folding in the whipping cream - I will put it all back in the mixer on a high speed and "fluff" it up a bit!!"

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