If you are looking for an amazing chocolate pie recipe, this is it!!!!!
Seriously it’s that good. Just ask my kids.
I needed to make some pie tartlets for a friend of mine hosting a benefit concert. These babies fit the bill perfectly.
Here is my recipe for French silk pie.
– 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
– 1 cup sugar
– 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 3 large eggs
– Whipped cream, for serving and chocolate shavings if you’re all fancy and such.
Beat butter and sugar together with a paddle attachment for 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time and beat for 5 minutes after each egg. This part takes the longest and it’s easy to think that it’s whipped enough, but just keep whipping it! Set the timer on the stove, the mixer at med speed and beat those eggs into the choc/butter mixture.
Then spoon the chocolate mixture into a fully cooked pie crust and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
Serve with homemade whipped cream.
I pour some heavy whipping cream into my mixer and start beating it on high until it forms some consistency. Then I add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add sugar to taste. When it forms and becomes thick, taste it and see if it’s sweet enough or needs more vanilla etc. You can always add more sugar and vanilla, just not take it away 🙂
Tomorrow I will post my 3 favorite pie crust recipes. Look back here tomorrow and pick your favorite to try.
Cheers!!! Hope you enjoy your chocolate pie. O wait, you don’t have it. I do.