Chocolate

French chocolate silk pie

January 12, 2015
2 Ratings
Author Notes

Very silky, creamy and decadent chocolate pie in an Oreo crust. (No raw eggs) —Oh Sweet Day!

  • Makes one 9-inch pie
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 2 1/2 cups Oreo crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 pieces large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 70 grams dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon shaved dark chocolate
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch tart pan or springform pan.
  2. To prepare crust, mix Oreo cookies crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl, until a moist yet crumbly mixture forms. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. To prepare filling, cook sugar and eggs in a medium heat-proof set over a pot of barely simmering water, keep whisking until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir the melted chocolate into the mixture until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside until completely cooled.
  6. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and continue beating until fully combined.
  7. In another bowl, beat the cream and vanilla until it holds firm peaks. Reserve about half cup for garnish. Gently fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until incorporated and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  8. Pour the mixture in the crust. Smooth the top with a spatula. Refrigerate the pies until set, at least 4 hours.
  9. Remove pie from pan, top with the reserved whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Serve.

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4 Reviews

tally T. March 14, 2021
So light and delicate! Set in 2-3 hours. Delicious, and nice to have a not-so-heavy chocolate pie!
 
Smaug November 6, 2019
I liked this filling; I used a standard crust. Well, sort of- I used sour cream and rum rather than water. The filling is light; I used 63% chocolate, but it could have supported something darker. I also added a couple of Tb. strong brewed coffee to the eggs/sugar before cooking; not traditional with French Silk, but then neither are cooked eggs; it was pretty darn good.
 
Smaug November 7, 2019
Come to think of it, neither is whipped cream- this actually has little resemblance to French Silk as I've known it, but it is quite good.
 
ghainskom April 3, 2016
My 9yo wanted "some king of oreo cake" for her birthday and she was more than happy with this one!