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French silk pie is so creamy and delicious, which is why it’s one of everyone’s favorites. Now, making a homemade pie will be so easy and it will save the extra errand of picking one up from the store!
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Baking a homemade french silk pie has never been so easy. This recipe is a rich and creamy chocolate pie with homemade whipped topping. It’s sure to be a huge hit at your holiday gatherings this year.

We love an easy, creamy, chocolate pie. You do, too? Then, our Mississippi Mud Pie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie are two recipes that you definitely need to try.

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INGREDIENTS FOR FRENCH SILK PIE

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You will need: 

Pie

  • 1 deep dish frozen pie crust
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate, not chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, 33%
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter

Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream, 33%
  • 2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
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SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Pie Crust: Any brand of store-bought deep dish pie crust will work for this recipe. If you have a homemade pie crust recipe, you could make your own as well.

Pudding Mix: French vanilla pudding mix will also work.

HOW TO MAKE THIS FRENCH SILK PIE RECIPE

STEP ONE: Bake your pie crust according to directions on the package. Set aside.

PRO TIP: Be sure to use a fork to prick holes on the bottom and sides of the frozen pie crust to avoid air pocket bubbles when baking. 

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STEP TWO: In a saucepan, stir together sugar and eggs over medium-high heat. Stir constantly so that the eggs don’t start to bake and whiten. Cook until the temperature of 160 degrees F is reached.

STEP THREE: Pour heated egg and sugar mixture into a large bowl so eggs don’t continue baking in the pan.

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STEP FOUR: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the chocolate is melted. Don’t overheat. You want the chocolate to be melted but not too hot.

STEP FIVE: Combine the chocolate mixture with the egg mixture and stir to mix. Then, add vanilla and stir again to mix.

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STEP SIX: Beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form. Set aside for now.

STEP SEVEN: In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add the chocolate mixture and beat on high speed for about 5 minutes.

STEP EIGHT: Beat in the prepared whipped cream just until combined. Don’t over mix.

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STEP NINE: Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and refrigerate it for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Overnight is best for it to hold it’s shape when cutting.

STEP TEN: Before you serve the pie, prepare the topping by beating together heavy cream and pudding mix until soft peaks form. Scoop whipped topping over top of the chilled pie and sprinkle with coarsely chopped chocolate.

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STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

IN THE FREEZER: This pie will freeze well for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, let it thaw completely in the refrigerator.

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We always have a huge spread of various pies at our holiday gatherings. French silk is so creamy and delicious, which is why it’s one of everyone’s favorites. Now, making a homemade pie will be so easy and it will save the extra errand of picking one up from the store!

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French Silk Pie

5 from 1 vote
French silk pie is so creamy and delicious, which is why it’s one of everyone’s favorites. Now, making a homemade pie will be so easy and it will save the extra errand of picking one up from the store!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Pie

  • 1 deep dish frozen pie crust
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 oz semi-sweet bakers chocolate not chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream 33%
  • 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream 33%
  • 2 tsp instant vanilla pudding mix dry
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Bake pie crust according to directions on the package. Be sure to use a fork to prick holes on the bottom and sides of the frozen pie crust to avoid air pocket bubbles when baking. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, stir together sugar and eggs over medium-high heat. Stir constantly so eggs don’t start to bake & whiten. Cook until the temperature of 160F is reached. Pour heated mixture into a large bowl so eggs don’t continue baking in the pan.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave. Heat on 30-second intervals stirring well after each 30 seconds until chocolate is melted. Don’t overheat – you want this melted but not too hot.
  • Stir chocolate mixture into egg mixture and stir to mix. Add vanilla and stir to mix.
  • Beat heavy cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form. Set aside for now.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter until light & fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add chocolate mixture and beat on high speed for 5 minutes. Beat in prepared whipped cream just until combined (don’t over mix).
  • Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and refrigerate at least 6 hours (or overnight – overnight is best for it to hold its shape when cutting).
  • Before you serve pie, prepare the topping by beating together heavy cream and pudding mix until soft peaks form. Scoop whipped topping over top of the chilled pie and sprinkle with coarsely chopped chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1364IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 6mg
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