Is there anything more rich and decadent than french silk pie? I doubt it. This pie is naughty; I mean, the primary ingredients are chocolate and butter. Wonderfully, deliciously naughty.
Making the pie is very easy if you have a stand mixer. If you only have a hand held mixer, it’s kind of a lot of work, because the nice fluffy french silk texture comes from 20 minutes of mixing. If you don’t have an electric mixer of any kind, don’t bother with this recipe unless you have some kind of super human marathon mixing abilities.
Both the french silk pie recipe I used and the method for making chocolate curls are from Pioneer Woman. Chocolate curls are actually really easy and kind of fun to make, and they really make this pie special.
I used a graham cracker crust because I think this type of crust works better with french silk, but an oreo crust would be pretty good too!
One thing I should note is that this recipe contains raw eggs. The chance of getting sick from a raw egg is very minimal, but if you are worried or if you have a compromised immune system, you can pasteurize your eggs at home.
Chocolate French Silk Pie
|Prep time||3 hours, 30 minutes|
- 4oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 cup softened salted butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 graham cracker crust
|1.||Break up chocolate into pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir it, then microwave another 15-25 seconds, and stir again to ensure even melting.|
|2.||Add butter and sugar to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer with a whisk attachment for about 2 minutes. Add vanilla to bowl, then check the chocolate to see that its cooled off, and once it has pour it in as well and mix immediately until thoroughly combined.|
|3.||Add one of the eggs and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes. Once time is up, stop and scrape the sides of the bowl. Repeat this with the remaining 3 eggs.|
|4.||After you have added all 4 eggs, the mixture should be pretty light and airy. Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust and smooth it out a little. Put the pie in the fridge for at least 3 hours.|