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French Silk Chocolate Pie: the easy recipe for an elegant, chocolatey dessert

Total time: 50 min + chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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Ingredients
Pie crust
1
unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 oz
butter, softened
1 cup
Sugar
1 cup
Vanilla
1/2 tsp
pasteurized eggs
4
for the topping
sweetened whipped cream
1/2 cup
Chocolate curls

Rich, creamy, and silky smooth, French silk chocolate pie is the ultimate decadent dessert to serve up for any special occasion. With an incomparable chocolatey flavor and lighter-than-air texture, it's a stunning dessert that's sure to impress.

As you might guess, this heavenly pie gets its name from its silky texture. French silk chocolate pie is served with whipped cream and a generous amount of chocolate curls. Serve this at any gathering and watch it disappear quickly!

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French Silk Chocolate Pie Ingredients

To make the perfect French silk chocolate pie, you'll need pasteurized eggs. Pasteurized eggs are used for dishes that aren't cooked. The eggs have been treated to help lower your risk of foodborne illnesses like salmonella. Fortunately, it's super easy to pasteurize eggs at home. We break it down for you here.

You'll also need a pie crust. You can make your own crust or buy a store-bought.

You need high-quality unsweetened chocolate, butter, sugar, and vanilla.

To finish the pie off, top it with whipped cream and sprinkle it with chocolate shavings. Delicious!

How to Make French Silk Chocolate Pie

French silk chocolate pie uses pasteurized eggs. Before you get started, you'll need to pasteurize your eggs. Pasteurising the eggs will kill off any bacteria that may cause food poisoning from eating the raw eggs in your French silk pie. You can buy pasteurized eggs, or pasteurize them at home. To pasteurize the eggs yourself, put eggs in a pot filled with water. Heat the water to 140F, using an instant-read digital thermometer to determine the heat. Keep the eggs at 140F for 3 minutes, then take the eggs out of the pot and rinse them under cold water. Make sure the temperature never goes above 142F – the eggs will start to cook.

Now you're ready to make your pie! Preheat your oven to 450F. Bake the crust for 9 to 11 minutes, until light golden brown. Take it out of the oven and set it on a wire rack to cool completely. While the crust is baking, melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool completely.

In another bowl, add the egg yolks and sugar, beat in the butter and pour in the chocolate and vanilla. Beat to combine. Add the whipped egg whites a little at a time to the chocolate filling, then mix. Transfer the chocolate filling to the pie crust. Place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and chocolate curls by gently peeling strips off a chocolate bar.

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Tips for the Best French Silk Chocolate Pie

Don't use cheap chocolate for this pie. It's worth buying high-quality unsweetened chocolate.

Don't substitute the butter for margarine. You won't get the same flavor or texture.

You can use a regular pie crust or swap it out for an Oreo crust for an extra chocolatey experience.

Use a vegetable peeler to peel the bar of chocolate to make the chocolate curls.

How to Store French Silk Chocolate Pie

Cover your pie and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Instructions

Put the flour, sugar, shortening, butter, and salt into a food processor. Blend until the mixture takes on the texture of wet sand. Add the water in one tablespoon at a time until a dough forms.

Turn the dough out and roll it into a disc. Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 450F. Roll your pie crust and transfer to a baking dish, then prick the bottom with the tine of a fork and cut the excess dough with a knife.

Bake the crust for 9 to 11 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool completely, and set aside.

Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

In another bowl, add the egg yolks and sugar.

Beat the butter until light and airy.

Pour in the chocolate and vanilla and beat to combine.

In another bowl, whip the egg whites.

Add the whipped whites a little at a time to the chocolate filling. Mix.

Go on until you finish the whipped egg white.

Whisk well until smooth.

Transfer the chocolate filling to the pie crust.

Place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve, top with chocolate shavings. Add whipped cream as topping just before serving.

Notes

Use room-temperature ingredients to make your pie. This will help them blend more easily and give you that irresistible ultra-silky smooth texture.

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