I had a craving for French silk chocolate pie, so I decided to come up with a recipe for one. My mom always made this pie when I was growing up, and hers was this perfectly dense texture and consistency. I tried to make mine a bit more fluffy and mousse-like and it turned out absolutely amazing. It’s so rich—so creamy, and at the same time super-light and fluffy.
If you like a more dense chocolate pie, you can just leave out the whipped cream. If, however, you love a divinely light and fluffy pie, just follow the recipe as is—it really is delicious.
French Silk Chocolate Pie
- 1 9" pie crust
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
Place the crust in a pie plate and poke holes with a fork all across the bottom. Line the crust with foil or parchment paper then add pastry weights and bake in a 400 F oven for about 10 minutes. Remove the paper and pastry weights and return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until the crust is browned - then remove it allow the crust to cool.
In a medium sized bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. Keep the mixer running and pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla.
Add the eggs, one at a time - mixing at medium speed for about 5 minutes between each addition.
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream until it thickens, then add the powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Use a rubber spatula to fold this into the chocolate mixture, then pour this into the cooled pie crust.
Allow the pie to cool completely in the fridge (about 2 hours) before topping with whipped cream and serving.
Makes 1 9" pie, 6 - 8 slices.
About the Author
Ben Rayl is a recipe developer and food blogger, and now he’s added food-trucker to his resume. He started the blog Comfortable Food in 2012 while living in Europe, then in early 2014 he relocated to Denver, Colorado, to expand the blog to his food truck: The Comfortable Food Truck Denver. Be sure to follow the blog and the truck on Facebook—you never know which city he’s going to roll into next.