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!
Servings 12 servings
- 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