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The BEST Chocolate Silk Pie


The ultimate chocolate silk pie made with a chocolate crust, silky smooth chocolate filling and topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This dessert is a chocolate lovers dream!

I’ve made this recipe the past couple of years and it’s always the first pie gone. As much as I love pumpkin pie and razzleberry pie, there’s just something about a homemade chocolate pie that is so tempting. My kids also are enormous fans! They don’t love the fruit pies, but they are all over this one.

slice of chocolate silk pie on plate

With Thanksgiving coming up in a few short weeks, I thought I would share my favorite French silk chocolate pie with you today. One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving are the homemade pies. As much as I love Thanksgiving dinner, I always look forward to dessert. We usually wait a few hours and clean up/play games in between. It’s always a great time!

This pie has everything you could dream of…an Oreo cookie crust, a wealthy and silky chocolate filling and a light and fluffy whipped cream topping. The recipe isn’t too complicated to make, however I must worn you that the filling does take a small bit of time to make (and chill), so plan ahead. Once you’re finished, you’ll have the Trendy lovely silky smooth filling that is to die for. Seriously, I could eat it by the spoonful!

making a oreo pie crust

Crust

This recipe starts with a cookie crust. You can use either Oreo cookies or chocolate graham crackers (my favorite is an Oreo pie crust). Simply pulse the cookies in a food processor or blender until fine crumbs form. Then mix the crumbs with melted butter, sugar and salt until combined. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate, then bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while you make the filling.

beating chocolate filling in an electric mixer

Filling

While the pie crust cools, commence on the filling. It’s the star of the show in my opinion. It has the absolute great texture and flavor. I seriously can’t obtain enough!

Using an electric mixer, whip together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until it’s kind and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes). Then mix in the cooled melted chocolate until combined. Next add ONE egg and beat on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape the sides down and then add the next egg. Beat for an additional 3 minutes. Finally add in the third egg and beat for 3 more minutes. Then mix in the vanilla extract.

spreading filling over Oreo pie crust

Assembly

  1. Spread. Once you’ve made the filling, pour it into the cooled pie crust and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  2. Chill. Cover with saran wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  3. Toppings. After it has chilled, I love to top mine with homemade whipped cream. If you’re in a pinch, you can always use store bought whipped topping. The chocolate curls are also completely optional, but they make the pie look so pretty! You can even buy them premade (I’ve found them at Hobby Lobby in the baking section).

chocolate silk pie in pan with slice taken out

Tips for the great chocolate silk pie

  • Plan ahead. Plan to make your pie crust ahead of time so that it has time to cool. You can make it at home or use a store bought graham cracker or Oreo crust. The filling also tastes fabulous in a standard pie crust.
  • Melted chocolate. Once you melt the chocolate, let it cool completely. You want it to still be stirrable, but if it’s still hot it it will ruin the filling.
  • Fresh eggs. Use fresh eggs for the filling and make sure to follow the instructions and beat for the full amount of time before adding the next egg. If you’re concerned about using raw eggs, you may use pasteurized eggs.
  • Chocolate curls. Make your own chocolate curls by shaving off pieces of a chocolate bar with a potato peeler.
  • Let chill. Allow to chill for at least 4 hours, so that the filling has time to set. If you can let it sit overnight, even better!

French silk pie in pan

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chocolate silk pie in a pie pan with a slice taken out

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chocolate silk pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 12

Calories: 406

The ultimate chocolate silk pie made with a chocolate crust, silky smooth chocolate filling and topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This dessert is a chocolate lovers dream!

Chocolate crust (can also use a pre-made pie crust):

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from Oreos or chocolate graham crackers)
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Chocolate filling:

  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened, do not melt)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 3 large fresh eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of kosher salt

For whipped topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

To make pie crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the chocolate cookies in a food processor or blender and blend until they have turned into crumbs. Should be about 1 1/2 cups. Stir in the melted butter, sugar and salt, until combined. Then press into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

To make filling:

  • Once the pie crust has cooled, you can commence the filling. In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Then add in the cooled melted chocolate and mix until combined. Add ONE egg and then beat for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down the sides and add the next egg and beat for additional 3 minutes. Repeat with last egg. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Spread filling evenly onto pie crust. Cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

To make whipped topping:

  • Make the whipped cream topping just before serving. Place medium-large sized mixing bowl and the beaters into the freezer for 10-20 minutes. Then pour the cream, sugar and vanilla into the chilled bowl. Beat on low until the ingredients are mixed together, then beat on high until a peak forms (about 2 minutes). Spread onto the chilled pie.

  • Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Slice and serve!

*Since you’re using raw eggs in this recipe, use the freshest eggs possible. You can use pasteurized eggs if this concerns you.
*To make chocolate curls, use a potato peeler and shave off pieces of a chocolate bar.
 

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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Jamielyn Nye

Jamielyn Nye is the creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. She is also the author of the I Heart Naptime Cookbook. When she’s not creating in the kitchen, Jamielyn loves to chase her four small monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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