French Silk Pie
I have always loved baking. When I was a little girl, I would sit on the counter and help my mom make different baked goods for everyone. I am serious. Please check out the photos below:)
I think baking is so therapeutic. Just spending time in the kitchen putting together goodies for others is so fulfilling. I love baking cookies the most but I ventured into making pies within the last 2 years. I still haven't mastered making a homemade crust but I have had fun along the way.
One of my favorite pies to make is French Silk Pie. It is surely a treat around the holidays, birthdays or whatever get together our family is having.
I hope you enjoy this pie as much as our family has!
French Silk Pie
Please know I have used a variation of the recipe from Baker Bettie.
The link to her recipe is here: https://bakerbettie.com/chocolate-french-silk-pie/
I use a 9 inch pie plate. I also buy pre-made pie crusts from the grocery store. My grandma would be so disappointed if she knew:)
I follow the instructions on the package of baking the crust and then letting it cool before I make the filling.
1 cup salted butter- softened but not melted
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips- melt in microwave
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBSP cocoa powder
I use my kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. I usually let it beat for about 4 minutes. While the sugar and butter are mixing- take 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and put in a glass measuring cup and melt in microwave.
Mix in the melted chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder in the mixer with the butter and sugar.
Now, add 1 egg in at a time and let it mix for a full 6 minutes. The total mixing time will be 24 minutes. It is important you mix for the full time in order to obtain the silky texture.
Pour the mixture into pie crust and put in the refrigerator to cool and set up. I like to ensure i have the pie in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours.
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
3 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup powder sugar
Pour heavy whipping cream into bowl and use a whisk attachment to beat. While mixing, add in vanilla and powder sugar. Mix until peaks are formed.
I always top the French Silk Pie with shavings from a Hershey's chocolate bar!