This rich, creamy pie is a classic and needs to be on your dessert table. French Silk Pie is surprisingly simple to make and will be a favorite at any party. Delicious chocolate combines with sweet cream for a dessert to remember!
If you are supposed to bring a dessert and you aren't sure what to make, this French Silk Pie might just be the answer.
Rich and creamy, this chocolate based pie will be a delight to all those who try it. It is perfect for those chocolate fans in your family.
- whipping cream - not whipped cream, but heavy whipping cream.
- chocolate chips - I recommend semi sweet.
- butter - real butter is prefered, not margarine.
- egg yolks
- whipped cream - this is the already whipped cream, like Cool Whip.
- chocolate shavings - optional
- flour - for the crust
- sugar - for the crust
- salt - for the crust
- oil - for the crust
- milk - for the crust
Reasons why you will love this recipe
- Easy to make
- Great for chocolate fans
- Only a handful of ingredients
- The crust can be store bought or homemade
What type of crust is it?
The crust I used is the same as the crust in the Strawberry Pie I make.
It is a simple crust of flour, sugar, milk, salt and oil and does not need to be rolled out. For this chocolate pie recipe, you can also use a store bought crust to make the work a little easier, though this no roll pie crust compliments the pie well.
The crust is not sweet and pretty basic so the flavors match well with the super sweet and rich French Silk Pie.
How to make a no roll pie crust
To make the crust, simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Then in a non-greased pie pan, spread out the crust with your hands, along the bottom and sides.
Since this pie isn't baked, this pie crust needs to be baked ahead of the filling being put in.
Bake the pie crust at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until the crust turns light brown.
Why is it called French Silk?
This pie got its name because it is so smooth and silky. It was a pie entered into a Pillsbury content in 1951. How fun is that?!?
How to make French Silk Pie
Start by melting the cream, chocolate chips, butter and sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat.
You will want to cook this, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted and the sugar is incorporated in. Be sure to stir often because this mixture will burn.
After the chocolate is melted, you will add the egg yolks. The egg yolks will help to thicken the chocolate so when the pie is done, it will have more of a pie texture and not a runny texture. Be sure to stir continually.
Once the eggs are stirred into the chocolate and the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and let it cool completely.
This is when you will stir in the whipped cream (Cool Whip) and pour into the prepared crust.
Now, it is just a matter of chilling the pie.
Let the pie chill for at least 3 hours though 5 hours is ideal. Overnight works well too. After the pie has chilled, add the whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional). Slice and serve!
Yes you can! I prefer the semi sweet as it helps with the pie being too sweet, but it is personal preference.
Yes you can.
YES! I think that would be delicious. You can also use OREO cookie crust. Here is a recipe for a graham cracker crust.
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Enjoy this easy to make and deliciously rich French Silk Pie. Serve it for family and friends or take on a family Holiday.
French Silk Pie
- 1 9 in pie pan
- 1 medium sauce pan
- 1 whisk
- 12 oz chocolate chips semi sweet
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ⅓ cup butter not margarine
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 eggs yolks
- 4 tablespoons whipped cream
For The Crust
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oil
- 2 Tablespoons milk can use almond milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine flour, sugar, salt, oil, milk (the crust ingredients) into a medium bowl and stir.
- Spread up the bottom and sides of an ungreased 9 inch pie pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is starting to to light brown.
- While the crust is baking, melt cream, chocolate chips, butter and sugar in a medium sauce pan, stirring often.
- After chocolate is melted and sugar is incorporated in, stir in the egg yolks, mixing constantly.
- Cook until mixture is thick, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Stir in whipped cream.
- Pour into crust.
- Chill for at least 3 hours. The pie will be firm.
- Cover with whipped cream and chocolate shavings (the shavings are optional), slice and serve.