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French Silk Pie

This easy French Silk Pie is made with a fluffy, rich chocolate filling and easy homemade pie crust, topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Easier than most, and no raw eggs!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate pie, french silk pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 525.03kcal
Author Ashley Fehr



  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate baking crumbs (340g)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300g)
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups heavy cream 30-35% fat, divided
  • 200 grams chopped chocolate 2 100g bars -- I use a combo of dark and milk chocolate -- about 1 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To make the crust, stir together chocolate crumbs and butter. Press into a 9" pie plate and up the sides. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, eggs, cocoa and 1 cup cream until smooth.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened (you will know when it's thick!).
  • Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl and stir in chocolate, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  • Set aside or refrigerate until cooled to room temperature -- 1-2 hours on the counter or 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator -- stirring occasionally.
  • Whip chocolate mixture on high speed until slightly lightened in color -- about 5 minutes.
  • Whip remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and gently fold into chocolate mixture in two batches.
  • Spread into prepared pie crust and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, until set. Garnish with additional sweetened whipped cream before serving if desired.



Calories: 525.03kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.37g | Protein: 4.83g | Fat: 36.3g | Saturated Fat: 20.85g | Cholesterol: 139.41mg | Sodium: 169.55mg | Potassium: 111.02mg | Fiber: 1.19g | Sugar: 38.33g | Vitamin A: 1016.85IU | Vitamin C: 0.24mg | Calcium: 42.47mg | Iron: 0.83mg