French Silk Pie Recipe -Creamy chocolate pie in an easy perfect pie crust. This French Silk Pie recipe has none of the grittiness I've had in other recipes.
Chocolate French Silk Pie
French Silk Pie is my number one, favorite pie of all time. I really wanted to be able to make it myself but the problem I kept running into was that my homemade French Silk Pies always ended up with a gritty texture. So annoying.
The fix for that is whisking. So much whisking. Whisking until all of that gritty texture is gone. This allows the sugar to saturate the butter better, making the French Silk Pie smoother and creamier! So seriously, if you're having a hard time making your French Silk Pie smooth and creamy, just make sure to keep whisking, or else you'll end up with a gritty sandy pie!
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French Silk Pie Recipe
French Silk Pie
- 1 baked 9-inch pie shell
- 12 tablespoons butter 1 ½ sticks, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate melted and cooled
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- Whipped cream
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and chocolate, and beat again on high until combined.
- Add one egg at a time, beating on high for 3 minutes after adding each egg.
- Continue whisking the mixture until it's completely smooth and creamy.
- Scoop chocolate filling into the pie shell, and smooth out.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with whipped cream (I use Dream Whip because it's yummy and easy, and unlike canned whipped cream, it won't turn to liquid on you)
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