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French Silk Chocolate Pie

French Silk Chocolate Pie
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 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 lover’s dream dessert. For pretty presentation, top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

3
oz Hershey's® unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1
cup LAND O LAKES® 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

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. 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 pasteurized eggs eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favorite.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
47%
Saturated Fat
18g
88%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
21g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Though its name suggests European origins, French silk pie began in America. In fact, this simplified version of the classic recipe was a finalist in the 1951 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, created by home baker Betty Cooper from Kensington, Maryland. Many French silk pie recipes call for raw eggs to make the mousse-like, silky chocolate filling, but this recipe calls for pasteurized eggs instead, eliminating any food safety worries or concerns. French silk pies like this one are often known for their pretty presentation—whipped cream and chocolate curls add the perfect finishing touch. You can also dress up the pie crust to make it extra special! Find everything you need to know about making the perfect pie crust in this easy how-to article and then head over to our chocolate pies collection to choose your next baking adventure!
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