Chocolate French Silk Pie

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 16, 2015

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Rich and decadent chocolate french silk pie recipe. This pie filling requires no baking and is a rich silky chocolate filling with whipped cream topping and chocolate shavings.

  • Prep: 4 hrs
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • 4 hrs

    25 mins

    4 hrs 25 mins

  • Yields: 1- 9


For the crust

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Cut shortening into the flour and salt with a pastry cutter to the consistency of coarse meal.

Add ice water 1 TBSP at a time while stirring gently until the dough starts to form into a ball.

Gently roll out the crust and place it in a pie plate. Crimp edges as desired. Dock the dough by piercing with a fork several times around the bottom and sides.

Lay parchment paper into the crust and fill with dried beans, rice, or pie weights.

Bake in the bottom third of the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the pie weights and place back in the oven for 10 more minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before filling.

For the filling

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

With the mixer still running, pour the cooled melted chocolate into the butter/sugar mixture. Add the vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso powder if using. Scrape down the bowl.

Add eggs one at a time, beating for 5 full minutes in between each addition

(20 minutes total) at a medium-high speed. The full mixing time of 5 minutes for EACH egg is necessary to get the silky texture and for the pie to set.

Pour the filling into the cooled crust and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days before serving.

Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or curls.

-Crust recipe is from my Grandma Chris.
-Filling recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart's French Silk Pie



For the crust

1-1/2 cups flour

½ cup shortening

pinch of salt

ice water

For the filling

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

1½ cups granulated sugar

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly (I used ghiradelli 100% chocolate)

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 TBSP cocoa powder (optional, but intensifies the chocolate flavor and color)

¼ tsp instant espresso powder (optional, but intensifies the chocolate flavor)

4 large eggs

whipped cream for topping

chocolate shavings or curls