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Side shot of one piece fo French silk pie on a white plate, with the remainder of the pie in the background.

French Silk Pie

A delicious silky chocolate pie on a graham cracker crust, topped with whipping cream and shaved chocolate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate dessert, dessert, french silk pie, graham cracker crust
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 513 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the pie:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
  • 2 whole pasteurized eggs I used Lucerne Liquid Eggs
  • 8 oz. cool whip
  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • shaved chocolate for serving

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press firmly in a 9-inch pie pan.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes.

For the pie:

  1. Using a hand mixer (can also use standing mixer), cream the butter and sugar together until creamy. Stir in melted and cooled chocolate.

  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating in mixer for five minutes each. 

  3. Add cool whip and mix. Pour mixture into cooled graham cracker crust.

  4. Whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla, until it forms stiff peaks. Add to top of pie, along with shaved chocolate.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  1. Use a food processor to crush the graham cracker crumbs. It's much easier that way and you get nice even crumbs.
  2. Set your butter out on the counter ahead of time so it's ready to be creamed with the sugar.
  3. When melting the unsweetened chocolate in the microwave, cook on 50% power for about two minutes and then let it sit for another couple of minutes before stirring. This method works perfectly every time for me. If you over-cook the chocolate, it will be stringy instead of creamy.
  4. Buy pasteurized eggs for this recipe because they are safe to eat in raw form.
  5. When beating the eggs into the pie mixture, beat for 4-5 minutes for each egg. This will make the pie incredibly creamy. I used my hand mixer for this recipe, but you could use a standing mixer as well.
  6. Store pie in refrigerator.
  7. This French Silk Pie freezes well. Add whipping cream and chocolate after it is thawed.
Nutrition Facts
French Silk Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1085IU22%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.