If you’re a pie lover and a chocolate aficionado, then this recipe is a match made in culinary heaven. The Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie is everything you could ever ask for in a dessert – rich, creamy, silky-smooth, and undeniably decadent.
What’s more impressive about this pie is that it can be made without raw eggs, making it an ideal treat for everyone to enjoy. Plus, with its scrumptious chocolate filling topped with whipped cream and chocolate Cool Whip, this stunning dessert will earn a well-deserved place in your favorite pie recipes collection.
Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, this French Silk Pie recipe is one you won’t want to miss. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to bake the most delicious French Silk Pie you’ve ever tasted!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a chocolate lover? Do you daydream about silky smooth and rich chocolate desserts? Look no further, because this Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie recipe is the answer to all your chocolate cravings.
This recipe features a creamy chocolate filling topped with whipped cream and sits on top of a flaky pie crust. The combination of the melt-in-your-mouth filling and delicate crust creates a dessert experience that can only be described as heavenly. And who would have thought that this recipe could be made without raw eggs? Everyone, including those who should avoid consuming raw eggs, can now enjoy this stunning dessert.
One of the best aspects of this recipe is its versatility. With options for sugar-free and paleo versions, there is a way for everyone to enjoy this velvety chocolate filling. Not to mention, this recipe video will guide you through every step of the preparation process.
This easy-to-make chocolate pie recipe is perfect for special occasions or just to satisfy your sweet tooth at any time. It combines the rich creaminess of mousse-like texture with dark baking chocolate to create an unforgettable dessert.
Trust me; once you taste this Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie, it will become your favorite pie too!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here is a list of ingredients that you’ll need to make this rich and creamy Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie:
1 (9 inch)
For the filling:
cool whip topping
(4 serving size)
instant chocolate pudding mix
For the whipped cream:
1 (8 ounces)
'sugar-free' powdered sugar
This recipe for almost chocolate French silk pie features a creamy chocolate filling topped with fluffy whipped cream and silky smooth chocolate shavings. All of these luxurious ingredients come together in a flaky pie crust.
Don’t worry, this recipe is made without raw eggs so everyone can enjoy this stunning dessert!
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get cooking! This is how you can make almost chocolate French silk pie from scratch in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Make the Pie Crust
First things first, let’s make the chocolate cookie crust to hold our silky smooth filling. Crush about 25 chocolate cookies (like Oreos) into fine crumbs and add 5 tablespoons of melted butter to combine. Press the mixture onto a 9-inch pie dish and store it in the refrigerator.
Step 2: Prepare the Filling
To make the rich creamy filling, melt a cup of baking chocolate in a double boiler. Once melted, set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, cream 1 cup of softened butter with 1 ½ cups of sugar until they are light and fluffy. Add in 4 eggs, one egg at a time, and beat well after each addition.
Step 3: Whisk and Chill
Next, add the melted chocolate to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Be sure not to overbeat the mixture as it may become grainy.
Step 4: Time for Assembly!
Remove your chocolate cookie crust from the refrigerator and spoon your chocolate silk filling on top until it is levelled. Refrigerate for at least two hours or until it has set.
Step 5: Topping
Before serving, top your chocolate french silk pie with whipped cream or even better, Cool Whip Topping. Feel free to garnish with shaved chocolate or fresh strawberries for an extra touch of elegance.
Congratulations! Your delicious almost chocolate French silk pie is ready to impress your friends and family.
Substitutions and Variations
When it comes to substitutions and variations for this Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie recipe, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas for you to try:
If you’re not a fan of a traditional pie crust, try using an Oreo or chocolate cookie crust instead. You can even go gluten-free by using an almond flour or coconut flour crust.
While the chocolate filling is delicious, you can try swapping it out for a different flavor. You can use vanilla pudding mix and white chocolate chips to make a vanilla silk pie, or swap out the chocolate pudding mix with butterscotch or caramel for a twist on the classic recipe.
Instead of whipping up some heavy cream for the topping, try chocolate Cool Whip or another flavored whipped topping like caramel, vanilla or strawberry.
4. Low-Calorie Options:
If you’re looking to keep the calories in check, use skim milk and sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix in your pie recipe. By doing so, you’ll have a guilt-free dessert that is just as delicious as its full-calorie counterpart.
5. No-bake options:
Try the Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie recipe with no-bake alternatives such as a mousse-like filling topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. You could also try making parfaits with layers of chocolate cookie crumbs and creamy chocolate filling.
Remember that these variations are just suggestions – feel free to play around with different flavors and ingredients!
Serving and Pairing
French Silk Pie is a classic dessert that will surely impress any guest with its rich and velvety chocolate filling. It pairs well with a variety of beverages, making it perfect for any occasion or season.
Typically, Silk Pie is served chilled with a dollop of freshly whipped cream on top or even Cool Whip Topping. The creamy consistency of the whipped cream balances out the chocolate’s richness, making it a great pairing.
If you’re looking to pair this pie with a beverage, we suggest going for a strong coffee, such as espresso or cappuccino. The boldness of the coffee cuts through the sweetness of the pie, creating a delicious contrast.
For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, a glass of cold skim milk is an excellent choice. The milk’s smooth texture complements the silkiness of the pie and gives it a refreshing feel in every bite.
If you want to add some alcohol to your pairing, you can serve this dessert with a glass of full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. It creates a lovely balance between sweet and dry and enhances the chocolate flavors in the pie.
Overall, French Silk Pie is incredibly versatile in terms of serving and pairing options. Whether you like it plain or with some additions, be sure to enjoy this rich and creamy dish with your favorite company.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that your almost chocolate french silk pie is ready and waiting to be devoured, let’s talk about how to store it to ensure its freshness and peak flavor remains intact.
This silk pie can be made up to a day ahead of time, making it an easy and convenient dessert option for any dinner party or special occasion. Wrap the pie tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
If you have leftovers, this pie will stay fresh for up to three days. To store it, wrap the pie tightly and place it in the fridge. When you’re ready to enjoy a slice, take it out of the refrigerator about half an hour before so that it can come to room temperature, which makes it easier to slice and dig into!
Reheating this chocolate french silk pie is not recommended as it is best served chilled. If you do find yourself wanting to reheat your silk pie leftovers, try microwaving individual slices for about 15 seconds on medium-low heat. But truthfully, this chocolate pie is so delicious served chilled that you may end up liking it best straight from the refrigerator!
There you have it! These simple tips will help keep your Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie fresh and tasting its best no matter when you choose to serve or enjoy it.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure that your Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie comes out perfect every time, I have compiled some essential tips and tricks that you should keep in mind while making it.
First and foremost, make sure to melt the chocolate for the filling slowly and gently. If you melt it too quickly or at too high of a temperature, the chocolate will become grainy and harden instead of melting smoothly. Using a double boiler or microwave at low power settings can help prevent this.
Another tip is to let your melted chocolate cool down for a bit before adding it to the filling mixture. This can prevent the filling from becoming runny or developing an unpleasant texture.
When it comes to whipping the cream, make sure to start with cold heavy whipping cream straight from the fridge. This will make it easier to whip to stiff peaks, which is what you want for the perfect texture.
Additionally, avoid overmixing your filling or using a blender or food processor, as this can lead to the pie being dense and heavy instead of light and airy. Use a whisk or hand mixer on low speed instead to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
For those who are substituting ingredients such as almond milk or sugar-free pudding mix, be mindful that they may change the consistency and flavor of the final product. Experiment with substitutions in smaller quantities before making an entire pie.
Lastly, remember that this pie is meant to be served chilled. Allow enough time for it to set in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before serving to ensure optimal taste and texture.
By following these tips, every bite of your Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie will be just as delicious as the last!
In conclusion, this Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie recipe is an absolute must-try for anyone who loves a rich and velvety chocolate dessert. With its creamy filling topped with whipped cream and placed on a flaky pie crust, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and loved ones.
This recipe features a silky smooth chocolate filling made without raw eggs, allowing everyone to enjoy this stunning dessert without any worries. Whether you’re following a keto, paleo or any other diet, the versatility of this chocolate silk pie means it can be adapted to suit your needs.
So why not impress your guests with this rich and creamy French Silk Pie at your next party or gathering? From the first bite to the last spoonful, it’s sure to be as delicious as it is elegant. Give this recipe a try and discover why it has become a favorite pie among baking enthusiasts all over the world. Watch our recipe video below and learn how to make the best French Silk Pie ever!
Almost Chocolate French Silk Pie Recipe
- 1 (9 inch) pie crusts
- 1 (1 1/2 ounce) box of jello sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk
- 1 (8 ounce) container chocolate Cool Whip
- 1 cup of regular Cool Whip Topping
- Bake Pie shell according to package directions for an empty pie shell (cool).
- Mix pudding mix & skim milk (making sure to mix until smooth and without lumps).
- Add Chocolate Whipped topping to pudding.
- Pour into cooled pie shell.
- Refridgerate for 1 hour.
- Before serving, top with 1 cup of whipped topping.
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