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Thursday, July 5, 2012

French Silk Pie

I love pies. I truly do. This is one of my favorites and is actually very easy to make. This pie also freezes extremely well. I have frozen a couple and used within 3 months. It's a great pie to pull out for guests along with some homemade whipped cream.

You will need a 9 inch baked pie shell. My mom and mother-in-law make a very good homemade pie crust, but I use the frozen pie crusts from Walmart. Bake it for 9 minutes, then take it out and let it cool while you make the filling.  I think a post about learning to make a homemade pie crust is in my near future:)






For the french silk filling, you will need:

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
3 squares ( 1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled ( I happened to find a new item for this called Nestle Choco Bake which are pre-melted unsweetened chocolate packets - very handy!)
3 eggs

Homemade whipping cream:

1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 T. powdered sugar

Beat sugar and butter in bowl til light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla, cream of tartar and chocolate. Beat in eggs til light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Pour into cooled pie shell. Refrigerate until set, 3 - 4 hours or cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 8 hours. ( I've kept mine in the freezer for up to 3 months. I cover with plastic wrap and then slip the pie into a large ziplock bag.)  Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving.











Looking good!





For the homemade whipped cream, you will need to beat the chilled whipping cream and the 2 T. of powdered sugar in a chilled bowl until stiff. Top pie with whipped cream and chocolate curls. (I used a room temperature Hershey chocolate bar and shaved off the sides with a vegetable peeler for the chocolate curls)











 I know everyone seems happier in the house when Mom is making a dessert. Sometimes I've made two pies and put one in the freezer for a future treat.  I hope your family enjoys this as much as we do!


Finished product!


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recipe from Betty Crocker Cookbook 1987

11 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I LOVE real whipped cream! I think I am going to give that a try next week. My girls will love it!

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  2. Mmm, I love French Silk pie. It has been way too long!

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  3. This looks amzing and so delicious!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!
    Best wishes from Australia,
    Tani:)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Tani!

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  4. Love anything chocolate. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Ah..one of my favorites! Looks amazing! Pinning! ;)

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  6. Thank you! I just checked out your blog. I love the patriotic candle holder. I always check out holiday posts on new blogs I find. Thanks again!

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