French Silk Chocolate Pie

Prep Time: 50 min
Total Time: 2 hr 50 min
Servings: 10

This simplified version of classic French Silk Chocolate Pie from the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is rich, indulgent, and every chocolate silk pie lover’s dream dessert. Our easy chocolate silk pie uses a refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crust for a jump start to your pie-making. The chocolate French silk pie filling is made with pieces of chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. For a pretty presentation, top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 box (400 g) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 count), softened as directed on box

Filling

  • 3 oz (75 g) unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 pasteurized eggs

Topping

  • 1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls, if desired

Method

  1. Heat oven to 450°F (230°C). Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat; cool. In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Expert Tips

  • Use of whole, in-the-shell pasteurized eggs eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favourite. Look for in-the-shell eggs marked pasteurized in your grocers’ dairy case.
  • To add a fancy edge to your pie, you can use the thumb of one hand as a base, and the forefinger and thumb of your other hand to crimp the crust. This is called fluting the edge.
  • Another fancy edge can be made by using the tines of a floured fork to crimp the edges of your pie crust.
  • When prepping the filling for this easy French silk pie, make sure to scrape the edges of your mixing bowl to make sure all the chocolate, butter and sugar are totally mixed together.
  • How to make chocolate curls: Chill a bar of good quality chocolate in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then, holding the bar of chocolate in one hand, use a vegetable peeler to shave along the length of the bar to make pretty curls.