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!

1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust (from 15 oz pkg)

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 **

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!


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!