French Silk Pie

This French Silk Pie has an Oreo crust, a creamy mousse-like filling and is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls! There are no raw eggs and it’s a great dessert for fall and all the upcoming holidays!

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french silk pie with chocolate curls on top on a teal napkin with lace border

Best French Silk Pie

I’m so excited to share this French Silk Pie with you. If you’ve never tried this kind of pie before, it’s very light and mousse-like in texture. The flavor is very chocolatey and buttery. It’s delicious and totally addicting.

What makes this pie amazing? The texture, the flavor and all the chocolate make for one awesome pie. When paired with an Oreo chocolate crust, this is definitely a pie you have to try. And without raw eggs in the filling, it’s totally safe to eat.

Ingredients for French Silk Pie

The ingredients needed are all pretty straight forward and readily available.

Oreo Crust

  • Oreos: Use the whole cookie, filling and all, and grind them into crumbs.
  • Butter: Melted butter to hold everything together.

Chocolate Pie Filling

  • Melted Chocolate: I recommend baking chocolate bars, not chocolate chips, for the proper consistency. I used semi-sweet chocolate, but you could also use unsweetened chocolate. Just keep in mind that unsweetened chocolate will give you a more bitter flavor.
  • Eggs: They’ll be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure they are safe to eat.
  • Sugar: To sweeten the pie and help fluff it up during mixing.
  • Vanilla Extract: For flavor.
  • Butter: The butter and some sugar make the base of the pie filling. It also adds lot of flavor.
  • Salt: And more flavor. Don’t underestimate the salt.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Will be whipped into whipped cream to fold into the filling.
  • Powdered Sugar: To help stabilize the whipped cream.

Topping

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: The base of the whipped cream.
  • Powdered Sugar: To help stabilize the whipped cream and sweeten it.
  • Vanilla Extract: For flavor.
  • Chocolate Curls: Decoration on top.
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image from the top of a chocolate silk pie with chocolate curls on top

How to make French Silk Pie

This pie is quite simple to put together. The hardest part is waiting for things to cool and set so you can dig in.

  1. Make the crust: This is my classic Oreo cookie crust. Nice and easy to make. Grind the Oreos into crumbs, combine them with the melted butter and press it into a pie pan. Bake the crust and then let it cool.
  2. Melt the chocolate: Follow the instructions on your packaging, but typically you’ll chop up the chocolate bars and heat it in 15-20 second increments, stirring well between each, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool a bit.
  3. Cook eggs: Combine the eggs with 3/4 cup of the sugar and cook on medium-low heat, whisking constantly so that the eggs don’t overcook or scramble, until it reaches 160 degrees.
  4. Add chocolate: Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract to the cooked eggs and whisk it together until well combined. Pour the mixture into another bowl so that it doesn’t continue to cook and cools more quickly. Let it cool to just warmer than room temperature.
  5. Combine butter and sugar: When the chocolate mixture has cooled, combine the butter, remaining sugar and salt and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly add the chocolate mixture until it’s all added and everything is well combined.
  6. Beat until fluffy: Beat the butter and chocolate mixture on high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Make whipped cream: Whip the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar together, then fold it into the chocolate filling.
  8. Fill crust and refrigerate: Pour the filling evenly into the pie crust and refrigerate until firm.
  9. Add topping: Make the whipped cream and add it to the top of the pie along with the chocolate curls.
  10. Serve: Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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french silk pie in white pie dish with whipped cream and chocolate curls on top

Tips for Success

  • Chocolate: I really recommend semi sweet chocolate bars. The bars will melt best and the semi sweet chocolate gives the best flavor.
  • Chocolate Curls: For help making your chocolate curls, check out my post with tips on making them.
  • Alternate Toppings: If you aren’t into making chocolate curls, you could also use chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips.
  • Don’t rush cooling: Be sure the egg and chocolate mixture cools enough before being added to the butter mixture so that the filling doesn’t curdle.
  • Make ahead: You can easily make this pie a couple days ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Can I Freeze This Pie?

This pie does well being frozen. Make it up until you’d add the topping, then refrigerate until firm. Cover with clear wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve it, refrigerate the pie for a few hours until softened, then add the toppings prior to serving.

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Recipe

French Silk Pie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This French Silk Pie has an Oreo crust, a creamy mousse-like filling and is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls! There are no raw eggs and it’s a great dessert for fall and all the upcoming holidays!


Ingredients

Crust

  • 24 Oreos (2 cups | 268g Oreo crumbs)
  • 4 tbsp (56g) butter, melted

Filling

  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups (259g) sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (224g) butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp (22g) powdered sugar

Topping

  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate curls

 


Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie pan with non-stick spray.
    Add the Oreos to a food processor or blender and grind into fine crumbs. You do not need to remove the filling from the Oreos.
  2. Add the Oreo crumbs to a bowl and combine with the melted butter.
  3. Pour the mixture into your pie pan and press into an even layer on the bottom and up the sides.
  4. Bake crust for 8-10 minutes, then set aside to cool.

To make the filing:

  1. Melt the chocolate according to the package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, whisk together the eggs and 3/4 cup (155g) of sugar. Cook on medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture reaches 160°F.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Whisk together until well combined. Poor the mixture into another bowl to cool until just warmer than room temperature, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the chocolate mixture has cooled, add the butter, remaining 1/2 cup (104g) of sugar and salt to a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the butter mixture a little bit at a time until it’s all added and well combined.
  6. Beat the chocolate and butter mixture on high speed for 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  7. Add the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar to a large mixer bowl and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  8. Fold a little less than half of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, then add the remaining whipped cream and fold together until well combined.
  9. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and smooth evenly. It’ll be tall. Chill until firm, 5-6 hours.

To make the topping:

  1. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  2. Spread the whipped cream on top of the pie and garnish with chocolate curls.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Pie is best if eaten with 4-5 days.

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2 Comments
  1. Deborah Dantin

    I have made this pie for about 40 years now! It is my favorite pie! It is like chocolate mousse. But we like the regular pie crust the best! Thanks for sharing you version!

  2. Kathryn

    I made this a few weeks ago for my brother’s birthday. He loves the Marie Calendar’s Chocolate Satin Pie (which he calls Chocolate Satan Pie). I got the highest of compliments from him. “It’s even better than Satan Pie”.

    I was surprised at how easy this was to make (and not that much more expensive than a store bought one). It’s definitely a keeper!

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