Too much butter in French silk pie

I added in 16 tbsp of butter instead of 8 tbsp. I’ve already mixed the chocolate, eggs, sugar, and butter together. What can I do to save it?

Lordofthepies8888
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Emily Z. November 24, 2022
At this point, it’s probably best to start over! But you caught it at the right time, it’s always better with baking to start over instead of moving forward with a recipe.
 
Lordofthepies8888 November 24, 2022
Any change of saving it by trying to double the recipe? Basically making it again and adding it to the mixture. I added in 16 tbsp, so I was thinking of making another match but only with 4 tbsp of butter this time since I already have 16 in the mixture, then combine it. The tricky thing is I am out of bittersweet chocolate and can only combine semisweet and unsweetened maybe.
 
Emily Z. November 24, 2022
You can! The ratio of butter here is about .62 times more, so if you feel confident multiplying the other ingredients by just that much, you can keep going.
 
Lordofthepies8888 November 24, 2022
Oh that’s so helpful to know! Thank you so much!
 
Amanda H. November 24, 2022
If you added just two tablespoons more than the recipe called for, you should be ok. Is the mixture holding together?
 
Lordofthepies8888 November 24, 2022
I had a typo in the original post. I added 16 tbsp instead of 10. It looks okay right now but because of how much butter I added, I’m concerned about the taste.
 
Lordofthepies8888 November 24, 2022
I just tasted it and it actually seems okay?? But now I’m worried about how the texture would be affected with the extra 6 tbsp butter…
 
Amanda H. November 24, 2022
I just read Emily's reply and it sounds like you're on your way to fixing it. Good luck and let us know how it turns out. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Lordofthepies8888 November 24, 2022
Sorry it should read 10 tbsp instead of 8 - not sure how to edit the original post
 
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