French Silk Pie Recipe - Rich and Creamy Chocolate Dessert

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie Recipe - Rich and Creamy Chocolate Dessert
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 8


French Silk Pie
French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie is a decadent and creamy dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. This rich and indulgent pie is a classic favorite that is perfect for any special occasion or holiday gathering.


French Silk Pie is believed to have originated in the United States in the 1950s. The pie is known for its silky smooth texture and rich chocolate flavor, making it a popular choice for dessert lovers everywhere.


  • 0.5 cup of softened butter
  • 0.67 cup of splenda
  • 2 oz (57 g) of unsweetened baking chocolate (8 g of carbs)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla (3 g)
  • 0.5 cup of thawed refrigerated or frozen egg product

How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, cream together the butter and Splenda.
  2. Melt the chocolate and blend it into the butter mixture once it has cooled.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the egg product and beat well with a mixer until smooth.
  5. Chill the mixture for a minimum of 1–2 hours.
  6. If desired, top with whipped cream (3.3 g per cup).


  • Add a splash of rum or coffee liqueur for a boozy twist.
  • Top with fresh berries or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.

- Be sure to chill the pie for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow it to set properly.

- Top with whipped cream for an extra indulgent touch.

Serving Suggestions

Serve French Silk Pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for a beautiful presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cream the butter and Splenda together until light and fluffy for a smooth texture.

- Use a mixer to beat the egg product into the mixture until smooth.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use regular sugar instead of Splenda if desired.

- Use real eggs instead of egg product, but be sure to cook the pie thoroughly.

Make Ahead Tips

French Silk Pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish with chocolate curls or a dusting of cocoa powder for an elegant touch. - Serve slices on decorative plates for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

French Silk Pie pairs well with a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine for a sophisticated dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover French Silk Pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, allow the pie to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- The calorie content of French Silk Pie can vary depending on portion size, but on average, a serving contains around 300-400 calories.


- Unsweetened baking chocolate: 8g of carbs

- Vanilla: 3g of carbs

- Whipped cream: 3.3g per cup


- Butter: high in saturated fats

- Unsweetened baking chocolate: contains healthy fats


- Egg product: a good source of protein

Vitamins and minerals

Chocolate contains antioxidants

- Egg product contains essential vitamins and minerals


Contains dairy (butter)

- Contains eggs


French Silk Pie is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in fats and carbohydrates. It is best enjoyed in moderation as a special treat.


French Silk Pie is a classic dessert that is sure to impress your guests. With its rich and creamy texture, this indulgent pie is perfect for any special occasion. Enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine for a truly decadent experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was a warm summer day, the kind where the air was heavy with humidity and the sun beat down relentlessly. I had just finished my morning chores and decided to take a break by flipping through some old recipe books that belonged to my mother. As I turned the pages, I stumbled upon a yellowed piece of paper tucked away in between the pages of a cookbook.

Curious, I carefully unfolded the paper and my eyes widened as I saw the title at the top: French Silk Pie. The name alone conjured up images of decadent chocolate and velvety cream, and I knew I had to try it. I scanned the ingredients list and instructions, taking note of everything I would need to make this delectable dessert.

As I read through the recipe, memories flooded back to me of all the times I had spent in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother. They were both incredible cooks, and I had learned so much from watching them work their magic in the kitchen. I could almost hear my grandmother's voice in my head, urging me to try new recipes and experiment with different flavors.

With a newfound determination, I set out to gather all the ingredients I needed to make the French Silk Pie. I carefully measured and mixed, following the instructions to the letter. The scent of chocolate filled the air as the pie baked in the oven, and I couldn't wait to taste the final result.

When the pie emerged from the oven, it was a thing of beauty. The crust was golden and flaky, the filling smooth and luscious. I couldn't resist taking a small taste, and as the rich chocolate melted on my tongue, I knew I had stumbled upon something truly special.

I brought the pie to the dinner table that evening, where my family eagerly dug in. The first bite was met with a chorus of approval, and I couldn't help but swell with pride. This recipe was a keeper, one that would surely become a family favorite for years to come.

As I sat back and watched my loved ones enjoy the pie, I couldn't help but think about all the recipes I had collected over the years. Each one held a special place in my heart, a memory of a moment shared with someone I loved. And now, this French Silk Pie would join the ranks of those cherished recipes, a reminder of the day I stumbled upon a hidden gem in an old cookbook.

In the years that followed, I would make the French Silk Pie countless times, each one just as delicious as the last. It became a staple at family gatherings and special occasions, a treat that never failed to impress. And every time I made it, I would think back to that warm summer day when I found the recipe and smile.

To this day, whenever I make a French Silk Pie, I can't help but feel a sense of gratitude for the culinary traditions passed down to me by my mother and grandmother. Their love and passion for cooking have shaped me into the cook I am today, and I am forever grateful for the recipes and memories they have shared with me.

So the next time you find yourself flipping through an old cookbook or stumbling upon a hidden recipe, don't hesitate to give it a try. You never know what culinary treasures you may uncover, just waiting to become a part of your own family's traditions.


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