French Silk Pie

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French Silk Pie combines smooth chocolate, a chocolate cookie pie crust and fresh whipped cream to create a decadent pie. It is one of the easiest and yummiest homemade pies to make.

side view of a slice of french silk pie
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French Silk Pie

The famous French silk pie got it’s name because of it’s smooth and silk-like texture. This pie originated in the 1950s when Betty Cooper entered it into a bake-off competition. It has been a crowd favorite ever since. 

French Silk Pie is always a staple at our holiday gatherings and for good reason. It tastes delicious and can be made ahead of time. It takes several hours for the filling to set, so ideally you should make it the day before and store in the refrigerator.

side-top view of french silk pie

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Oreo pie crust (store bought or homemade)
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla

Recipe Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, use a stand mixer or electric mixer to whip 1½ cups of the heavy cream and the vanilla into stiff peaks.
  2. In another bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave the ingredients on 30-second intervals until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the eggs until homogenous. Add 1½ cups of sugar and whisk again until it is fully incorporated into the chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the whipped cream and fold the two mixtures together gently until homogenous.
  5. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and place in the freezer for 6 hours.
  6. After the pie has chilled, whip the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks and spread over the top of the pie.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
ingredients for french silk pie

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does French silk pie last in fridge?

French Silk pie will last in the fridge up to 4 days. Make sure it is covered loosely with either foil or plastic wrap to ensure optimal freshness.

What type of crust is best for French silk pie?

I recommend using a homemade pie buttery pie crust but it will also taste great with a store-bought Oreo or graham cracker crust. 

How should I decorate French silk pie?

French silk pie looks fabulous with a hint of chocolate grated on top or you can do chocolate curls.

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French Silk Pie is creamy, smooth and rich tasting. It not only tastes delicious but it looks pretty too. It really makes the perfect dessert for any occasion!

side view of a slice of french silk pie
5 from 1 vote

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie combines smooth chocolate, a flaky pie crust and fresh whipped cream to create a decadent pie. It is one of the easiest and yummiest homemade pies to make. 
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 6 hours
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • cups heavy whipping cream,, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar,, divided
  • 1 Oreo pie crust,, store-bought or homemade

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, use a stand mixer or electric mixer to whip 1½ cups of the heavy cream and the vanilla into stiff peaks. Set the whipped cream aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave the ingredients on 30-second intervals, stirring the mixture thoroughly after each interval. Continue to microwave mixture until the ingredients are completely melted and the chocolate is smooth. 
  • Whisk in the eggs until homogenous. Add 1½ cups of sugar and whisk again until it is fully incorporated into the chocolate.
  • Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the whipped cream and fold the two mixtures together gently until homogenous.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust and place in the freezer for 6 hours.
  • After the pie has chilled, whip the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks and spread over the top of the pie.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can store this pie in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
  • You can also store this pie in the fridge, but the pie filling will be less stable and harder to slice into clean servings.
  • If you want a richer chocolate flavor, you can use dark chocolate chips and if you want a sweeter flavor, you can use milk chocolate. 
  • This pie filling is very smooth and creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 704kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 30g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 177mg, Sodium: 138mg, Potassium: 227mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 61g, Vitamin A: 1548IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 2mg
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