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French Silk Pie (Chocolate Pie)

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 slices 1x

Description

If you love chocolate pie, you are going to love this French Silk Pie recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups ultra-fine sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • (optional) 1/4 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1 fully pre-baked 9-inch pie shell (homemade or store-bought)
  • 3 cups whipped cream
  • 1 chocolate bar, roughly chopped or shaved or melted into chocolate curls

Instructions

  1. Heat chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals, stirring between, until completely melted. Set aside and let cool for about 10 minutes until it is room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. When melted chocolate has cooled, gradually add it to the butter/sugar mixture. Add the espresso powder (if using). Beat the mixture on medium-low speed until thoroughly until combined. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Switch to the whisk attachment. Add one egg, and beat for 5 minutes on medium speed. Repeat with remaining three eggs, beating the mixture for an additional 5 minutes after each egg. (20 minutes total.) Pour the filling into a baked pie shell in a pie plate, and use a spatula to spread out the top evenly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until chilled before serving.
  4. Top with desired amount of whipped cream, then garnish with chocolate shavings or curls.
  5. *This ingredient does use raw eggs.  Consume at your own risk.

Notes

Very slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman.