It’s actually called French Silk Pie and its a silky, delicious chocolate-y treat that is synonymous with Thanksgiving for my family. Devoured quickly enough that I started doubling it every year. I’ve served it at other people’s Thanksgiving celebrations and still more praise it receives from new tasters. Sharing it with so many people has made the name of Friendship pie fitting. That and that someone misheard me once and it stuck.
It’s extremely easy to make – directions to follow:
FRENCH SILK PIE RECIPE
Start off by baking a frozen deep dish pie crust and then letting it cool completely.
For the filling:
¾ cup butter (1½ sticks)
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12oz semi-sweet chocolate
Beat butter and sugar until whipped, 4 -6 minutes.
Beat in 1 tsp vanilla.
Melt a 12oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and let cool slightly before then beating into the butter/sugar mixture.
Beat in each of the 4 eggs one at a time and scraping down the bowl in between each time. After the last of the 4 eggs, beat until light and fluffy, 6-8 minutes.
Spread filling in cooled pie crust and refrigerate until completely set. Top with homemade whipped cream (recipe below) and serve. Be sure to get a slice before it’s gone!
WHIPPED CREAM RECIPE
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp gran sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Chill the bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for a few minutes before making.
Whisk all ingredients slowly until combined, then turn up to high until it’s thick and fluffy when stiff peaks form. Enjoy on it’s own or atop any number of pies and desserts. I’m serving it on French Silk and Pumpkin!
- Salted Honey Whipped Cream – Add 2 tablespoons of honey and heavy pinch of salt
- PB Whipped Cream – Add 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter and a pinch of salt
- Nutella Whipped Cream – Add 1 tablespoon of Nutella