For the Pie Crust:
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
For the Filling:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
For the Topping:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder for garnish (optional)
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Make the Pie Crust:
In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Mix until well combined.
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust.
Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow it to cool completely.
Prepare the Filling:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until well combined.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue to beat the mixture for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and silky.
Fill the Pie Crust:
Pour the chocolate filling into the cooled pie crust, spreading it evenly.
Chill the Pie:
Place the pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. This will allow the filling to set.
Make the Whipped Cream Topping:
In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
Garnish and Serve:
Once the pie is fully chilled, spread the whipped cream over the chocolate filling.
Optionally, garnish with chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa powder.
Slice and serve chilled. Enjoy the rich and decadent French Silk Pie!
This delightful French Silk Pie is sure to be a hit with chocolate lovers. Enjoy!