French Silk Pie


French Silk Pie

slice of French Silk Pie

Active: 20 mins
Bake: 20 mins
Chill: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
Yield: 6 slices

This is truly a chocolate lover’s delight, French Silk Pie. It has chocolate, butter, and real whipped cream in a no-bake custard that is, in a word, decadent!
But so delicious! Enjoy!!


  • 4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (6 ounces), at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked and cooled


For the Crust:

  1. Prepare pastry for a single crust pie and form a decorative shell. Blind-bake a pie shell at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    (Find instructions on blind-baking, see our Blind-Baking recipe page).pie chains blind-baking
  2. Allow the pie shell to cool before adding the filling.

For the Filling:

  1.  Melt the chocolate in a microwave on medium power or on the stovetop over medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk in the espresso powder, if using, and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  3. Whip the cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. (Alternatively, use an electric hand mixer and large bowl.) Beat
    on medium speed for 1 minute.

Mixing ingredients for French Silk Pie


  1. Add the sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  2. Add the vanilla and cooled chocolate and beat until incorporated, about 1 minute.
  3.  Add 2 of the eggs and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.French Silk Pie ingredients
  4. Add the remaining egg and beat until the mixture is silky and smooth, about 3 minutes more.
  5.  Add the whipped cream to the chocolate filling and fold with a spatula by hand until no visible white streaks remain.Adding whip cream to French Silk Pie mix
  6. Transfer the filling to the prepared pie crust and smooth it into an even layer. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  7. Decorate the pie with freshly whipped cream or chocolate shavings if desired.
  8. Chill and serve!


Notes: Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets

And if you absolutely love chocolate, check out our Chocolate Ganache Pie recipe

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