A chocolate lovers pie..creamy and dreamy french silk.
So, I made this pie. Then, I realized..it should be a darker, right? French silk is a really dark colored, chocolate pie. My pie looks kinda light. I used plenty of chocolate, so, don't worry, it is just the photo. My photography schedule has been a little different this week so, I'm had a tough time with lighting. Sorry about that, guys, but, trust me, it's yummmmmy.
Anyway, this pie is such a classic in my family. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my Mom would order a French Silk Pie from Baker's Square.
If you aren't familiar with Baker's Square..it's a restaurant/pie shop in the Midwest, similar to Perkins Restaurants. Of course, my Mom called the restaurant "Poppin Fresh". Which, is what Baker's Square before it changed the name. We always had to remind her "Mom, it's Baker's Square now..they changed the name about 30 years ago". She would just say "oh, well, it's still delicious pie!"
She was so right.
Today, we have such a pie.
This pie is so creamy and so delicious. It's also easy, so, if you are still looking for a holiday pie, you have found it right here. You just need a few simple ingredients and it's done.
Use your favorite homemade pie crust or go with the store bought refrigerator kind. Whatever works for you. Just be sure it is pre-baked and cooled completely before you add the filling.
Finish it off with some whipped cream and chopped chocolate...delicious!
linking up & weekend potluck
French Silk Pie
Prep Time: 00:30 + 2 hours fridge time
Ingredients (Serves: 6)
- 1- baked 9 in pastry pie crust
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 pasteurized eggs
- whipped cream
- chopped chocolate
Make pie crust according to recipe instructions. Let pie crust cool completely before adding filling.
In a saucepan, melt chocolate until smooth. Set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy then, add in sugar and vanilla.Beat until combined well. Add in melted cooled chocolate and mix until combined.
Add in eggs, 1 at a time on high speed. Beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
Spread into cooled pie crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Before serving, top with whipped cream and chopped chocolate.