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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

French Silk Pie

Printable Recipe

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 squares (3 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 baked pie crust
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in chocolate and vanilla.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. As in, beat for 2-3 minutes after each egg.
  4. Scrape sides continually.
  5. Pour into a baked pie crust, cover and chill for 24 hours.
  6. Do not skip this step. Seriously.
  7. It needs to sit at least 5-6 hours, but overnight is best.
  8. When ready to serve, top with real, sweetened whipping cream.
  9. Do not commit sacrilege and put canned whipped cream on this masterpiece.
Holly's Note:
My husband calls this the Roy Orbison of pie, because Orbison was called the Big O.  I'll let you draw your own conclusions to that one, given that he can't eat chocolate and has only seen my reaction to this pie.  However, this is a roll-your-eyes-back-in-your-head, curl-your-toes good pie.   

I use the recipe found in my old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.  The recipe currently on BHG's website uses semi sweet chips and this one uses unsweetened chocolate, which I think makes a richer pie.  

After adding each egg, beat well for at least 2-3 minutes.  It's key for a fluffy, smooth pie. 


  1. Thanks for sharing the link to this one Holly. My best friend in high school worked at a pie shop and so we'd just eat pie for lunch (back when metabolism was awesome and we could do such things) and French Silk was my favorite. I'm going to have to try this one because "this is a roll-your-eyes-back-in-your-head, curl-your-toes good pie" sounds AHMAZING.

  2. Thanks for sharing this link to our Holiday hop, immmm i love french silk and this looks awesome.

  3. Really easy and so delicious! Thanks

  4. This looks SO delicious! I love the idea!! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. I have never made a silk pie but it looks easy! Is it pretty much like a chocolate cream pie but without cooking? I am going to try this recipe out Holly. And don't worry, I will use really whipping cream :)

    Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  6. Holly, you are funny! I just read your statement of faith about "margarine" and I must agree with you :)

  7. I love the name of this pie, it looks delicious

  8. I love chocolate! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

  9. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  10. Very delicious!! I love chocolate pie! Anyway, I've stopped by here from "Pin Me Linky Party" :) I've pinned this, though. Happy Holidays!

  11. oh this looks decadent and delicious - yum!

  12. What a beauty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  13. I love french silk pie and this one looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  14. OOH! On my list to give it a try!

  15. Haha. I love your husband's take on this pie. Too funny. I love rich chocolate desserts. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  17. Ooh it sounds and looks yummy :) #tastytuesdays

  18. That just looks divine! thanks for sharing at our PiDay link up party