French Silk Pie
This French Silk Pie with graham cracker crust is perfectly creamy and full of the rich chocolate flavor that everyone loves!
Chocolate pie has always been one of my favorite pies to eat!
How can one resist chocolate in pie form?
I love traditional pie crusts, but this time around I made a French silk pie with a graham cracker crust! If you prefer a traditional pie crust, by all means, use that for your French Silk Pie. But for this go-around, graham crackers it is!
I want to walk you through the making of this pie. It’s VERY important that you mix the ingredients for the specific amount of time stated in the recipe below. But for simplicity, let’s make a list. (I love lists!)
How to make French Silk Pie
Add softened butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on medium speed for 10-14 minutes. This is key. You want to get the sugar and butter heavily acquainted with each other.
Add the melted chocolate and vanilla to the creamed butter mixture. Mix until combined.
Add 1 egg. Mix for 5 minutes.
Add the last egg. Mix for 5 minutes more. The reason for all of the mixing is to get the sugar dissolved. You don’t want any sugar granules!
Chill for 2 hours or until set.
Top with fresh whipped cream and chocolate curls.
How to make chocolate curls
Using a Hershey’s chocolate bar, at room temperature, take a vegetable peeler and glide the peeler across the side of the chocolate bar. Better Homes and Gardens’ post will give you a good visual.
Carefully transfer the chocolate curls to the pie (or any dessert you’re wanting to garnish).
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As a word of caution, yes, this French Silk Pie contains raw eggs. Raw eggs always pose the risk for salmonella. With that being said, make sure you use fresh, refrigerated, clean, high grade and pasteurized eggs to reduce the risk. People who are at higher risk for getting salmonella are pregnant people, older folks, people with a compromised immune system, and young children.
Perfect French Silk Chocolate Pie, topped with sweet whipped cream and chocolate curls.
- 1 cup graham crackers crumbs, about 8-9 full crackers ground up
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate squares
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix ingredients together. Press into a 9 inch pie pan so that the crumbs come up the sides. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes. Let cool.
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in 30 seconds increments, until completely melted. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar. About 10-14 minutes.
Mix in the melted (slightly cooled) chocolate and the vanilla. Mix for 30 seconds. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. you want to make sure there are no grains of sugar.
Gently place the chocolate mixture into your pie crust. Chill for 2 hours, or until set.
Place the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of your stand mixer. Using teh whisk attachment beats until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped topping over the pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings if so desired. Serve.
Recipe source: adapted from food.com