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French Silk Pie Recipe
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French Silk Pie Recipe

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“I first made French Silk Pie when I was in high school, then, years later, I tinkered with the recipe until I was happy with it," says Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama. "Now, it’s one of my husband Dalton’s favorites."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream and chocolate curls) equals 450 calories, 33 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut pastry sheet in half. Repackage and refrigerate one half for another use. On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining half into an 8-in. circle. Transfer to a 7-in. pie plate; flute edges.
  2. Line 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  6. 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.
Originally published as French Silk Pie in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream and chocolate curls) equals 450 calories, 33 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"I made this tonight for our family's Thanksgiving dinner, as an alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. Have to say that was a huge hit and no one missed the pumpkin pie at all! Would be a great year round treat with its delicious, rich, creamy flavors. Kind of reminded me of the taste of homemade chocolate ice cream with a fluffy mousse texture inside of a light flaky crust. Perfect!"

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"This pie is wonderful, everyone needs to try this. Way to go Taste of Homes."

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"Delicious pie. I doubled the recipe and just had a little filling left over. The pie is great garnished with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips."

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Delicious, doubled it as suggested and had way too much filling but who's complaining? Lots of steps but straightforward recipe. I should have put pie weights in the crust but otherwise, perfect."

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014 Edited Nov. 30, 2014

"Didn't make enough to fill pie. Double the recipe and you're good to go! Also used an oreo graham crust."

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