The Best French Silk Pie Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Jun 30, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 24, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

This delicious no bake French silk pie is so easy to make and I just know you are going to love it! It takes just 10 minutes to make and is so wonderfully indulgent!

A couple weeks ago, Chris challenged me to recreate his favorite store bought (restaurant) French Silk Pie. I knew I could do better than that and a couple of pies and tweaking later, I more than succeeded! Fortunately, it’s also a really quick and simple recipe!

Each bite is so wonderfully rich and creamy and I promise you, everyone will think you’ve spent hours in the kitchen making it. That will be our little secret!

It’s luxuriously creamy with a smooth chocolate filling, Homemade Whipped Cream and Magic Shell to top it with a delicious, memorable crunch!

When it comes to make ahead desserts, I love anything no bake. Be sure to check out my Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake and No Bake Lemon Pie for recipes that are sure to impress!

French Silk Pie Ingredients

  • Pie Crust – For ease I like to use a pre-baked crust. My Sugar Cookie Crust and No Bake Shortbread Crust work really well, or you can use your favorite store bought one.
  • Chocolate Chips – I like to use chocolate chips as they melt quickly and easily, but you can also use chocolate bars if that’s what you have. I like to use semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use bittersweet or even unsweetened chocolate for a richer flavor.
  • Butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter in this recipe. Make sure you soften the butter so that it combines easily.
  • Sugar – Use white granulated sugar in this pie, I feel that it works much better than brown sugar.
  • Vanilla – Vanilla extract adds a wonderful flavor to the pie. You can make your own extract, it’s super easy and so much cheaper!
  • Eggs – Use large eggs, and organic if you can. Eggs help to bind everything together and you can use pasteurized if you wish
  • Whipped Cream – For the topping.
  • Chocolate Shavings – Add chocolate shavings to the top of the pie or use my magic shell recipe.

How To Make French Silk Pie

  1. Prep – Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler.
  2. Mix – Beat butter and sugar. Blend in cooled chocolate and vanilla. Add one egg at a time until it is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Make – Pour filling into the crust, add whipped cream and chocolate.
  4. Chill – Refrigerate until serving.

Tips

Cool the Chocolate!

Make sure that your chocolate is cooled before adding it to your mixer. If the chocolate is still hot it can curdle the eggs and your filling won’t be silky smooth.

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Once the pie has chilled, cover it with plastic wrap and it will keep well for up to 3 days refrigerated.
  • Freeze – If you plan on freezing the pie, don’t add the whipped cream. Add the filling to the pie crust and cover it with plastic wrap. It will keep well for up to 3 months this way. Thaw the pie in the fridge overnight and then top with the whipped cream and chocolate.

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French Silk Pie

Julie Blanner
This delicious no bake French silk pie is so easy to make and I just know you are going to love it! It takes just 10 minutes to make and is so wonderfully indulgent!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 509 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pie crust pre-baked

Pie Filling

  • 3 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream chilled
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Garnish

  • chocolate shavings or magic shell

Instructions
 

  • Melt chocolate chips in small saucepan on low or in microwave, stirring in 15 second increments until smooth. Allow to cool.
  • In mixer, beat butter on medium until fluffy. Beat in sugar. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla.
  • Beating on high, add 1 egg at a time and beat each for 2 minutes. Mixture will become smooth and fluffy after final egg.
  • Pour into cooled crust and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff. Gradually add powdered sguar until just combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Once the pie has chilled, cover it with plastic wrap and it will keep well for up to 3 days refrigerated.
  • Freeze – If you plan on freezing the pie, don’t add the whipped cream. Add the filling to the pie crust and cover it with plastic wrap. It will keep well for up to 3 months this way. Thaw the pie in the fridge overnight and then top with the whipped cream and chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories:509kcalCarbohydrates:45gProtein:5gFat:35gSaturated Fat:20gCholesterol:146mgSodium:329mgPotassium:79mgFiber:1gSugar:33gVitamin A:865IUCalcium:40mgIron:1mg
Keywords french silk pie, no bake chocolate pie
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