Chocolate Silk Pie

I’ve spent many times in my life sitting down in the dark with my little sister watching movies. Movies fascinate me, with film making stories come to life. I haven’t had time for movies as of late, actually I haven’t had time for anything. However, this weekend, I finally managed to find some time for myself, and sit down to watch The Help. I absolutely loved the movie, it was sweet, had a good amount of laughs in it, along with a good amount of meaning as well. Also, the vintage clothes and the whole setting of the movie was great. One thing that really caught my attention was a chocolate pie that one of the characters, Milly, had made. So, as a result, I decided to make chocolate pie [not the special pie for Hilly(; ].

Chocolate silk pie is a symphony of rich, smooth,  chocolate, with a buttery graham cracker crust to top it all of. I’ve tried this recipe with a traditional pastry pie crust, however  found it to be not as amazing in taste. The filling and the crisp graham cracker crust are a perfect pairing, like peanut butter and jelly. The filling of the pie is perfectly rich,  smooth, and melts in your mouth. It’s absolutely amazing.

French Silk Pie

adapted from Pillsbury

  • 1 Crust (crust recipe below) (you can use a store bought one, or a regular pastry pie crust, but believe me it tastes better with a graham cracker crust)
  • 5 oz. semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup room temperature  butter(do not use margarine)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs(pasteurized)
Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup of graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
1. Prepare the crust by mixing together the sugar and graham crackers in a small bowl, and then adding the butter in, until the butter is evenly distributed. Dump the whole mixture into a 9 inch pie pan and press into the sides and bottom of the pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes(time may vary a little depending on your oven). Set aside to cool.
2. Melt the chocolate down using a double boiler, and set aside to cool.
3. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, and then add the chocolate(which is cool now) and the vanilla extract, until mixed in smoothly.
4. Add one egg in beating until the color lighten and the volume of the mixture increases( about  2 minutes on high speed).
5. repeat step four for the remaining two eggs.
6. pour the mixture into the pie crust(which must be cooled or the mixture will start to melt), and smooth the top over.
7.  Refrigerate for about 2 hours, garnish with whipped cream and whatever else you feel urge to add, and serve :)
Enjoy!
~ Dee :)

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Silk Pie

  1. Amrita says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to watch The Help ever since its previews came on…but just haven’t had the time! :-(

    Chocolate silk pie sounds (and looks) gorgeous! I’m putting this on my to-make list.

  2. abikertoo says:

    Sounds really good, I happen to like Mississippi Mud Pie, cool in the icebox a crust of crushed Oreos, then add a layer of Vanilla ice cream about 2 inches thick, put in freezer for an hour, then a layer ( 3/16ths to 1/4 inch thick) of dark chocolate, Back in freezer for 30 minutes, bring out & add another two inches of ice cream to it, back in freezer for a half hour, then cover top with more (1/4 inch) semi-sweet dark chocolate, back in freezer, its more like an ice cream cake, cut BIG slices, REALLY ENJOY!!

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