Tuesday, September 8, 2009

French Silk Chocolate Pie

This pie is my Mom's favorite pie. I made my dad's favorite, so it's my mom's turn! I found this recipe in Pillsbury's magazine, The Best From 50 Years of Bake-Off, May 1999. I made it for Thursday's dinner, so I haven't tasted it yet, but the "batter" tasted it yummy!

CRUST:
1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust (from 15 oz pkg)

FILLING:
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 cup butter, softened (no margarine)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 pasteurized eggs, or 1 cup refrigerated or frozen fat free egg product, thawed **

TOPPING:
1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream
Chocolate curls if desired


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one crust baked shell using 9-inch p;ie pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.

2. Melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat; cool. In small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla; blend well.

3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating at high speed for 2 minutes after each addition. Beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.

10 servings.

** Since the eggs are not cooked, use pasteurized eggs (eggs that have been heated to destroy disease producing bacteria, or use egg product.



Funny looking crust!



8 comments:

Alwayzbakin said...

That looks delicious! I don't think the crust looks funny. It looks yummy!

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious!!!!!

Amanda said...

Looks delish! I found a recipe last year (and posted it on my blog) around Thanksgiving that tasted EXACTLY like Baker's Square French Silk. I am forever sold on that recipe : )

Bette said...

Two things I love: those Pillsbury ready-made pie crusts (convenient and taste great) and Davidson's pasteurized in the shell eggs (safe and taste great).

Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for posting. :-)

Heidi said...

The name of the pie sounds so good! I'll bet it tastes great.

Sweet and Savory said...

You have another chocolate hit. You can cater for me. I would be one happy camper.

Michelle said...

I remember my mom always wanting this when we ate at Steak & Ale.

Libby@CookingWithLibby said...

Oh my that looks good!