French Silk Pie {revisited}

by Megan on September 8, 2011

I’ve eaten this pie my whole life. It’s my favorite. So I just needed to make it again to chase away the rainy blues in the mitten.

I also used to order this when my family would go to Baker’s Square. Once, when they didn’t have it and I cried and they gave me free pie.

(I was a kid! So what!)

Basically, this is the go-to dessert for my whole family. My mom, sisters, and I make this all the time. Currently, Jake and I have taken down all but one piece of this. We’re champs.

But you should totally give this a shot! It’s a light, fluffy, mousse-like pie. And honestly, what’s better than graham crackers and chocolate? I can’t get enough of that combo.

French Silk Pie {revisited}
Recipe from my mom

Ingredients:

  •  1 (8 or 9 inch) graham cracker crust (recipe below)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • whipped cream  (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. Using an electric mixer (or a stand mixer, if you’re lucky and have one) cream the butter. Slowly add sugar and whip until smooth.
  2. Blend in chocolate until mixed evenly.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating 5 minutes after each; this is a must! (Skimping on the time will have runny results. It may induce tears.)
  4. Add vanilla and mix until combined, scraping the sides.
  5. Pour into pie crust, and chill for several hours or over night.
  6. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and please crowds!

Graham Cracker Crust
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 T granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Stir the butter and sugar into the graham crackers until all of the crumbs are coated. Press into the bottom and sides of a pie pan using a glass.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before filling.

Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Beat all of the ingredients together using an electric mixer, until soft peaks form. Spread over chilled pie and top with chocolate shaving or swirls.

These are the baby cacti/succulents I got with Cindy at Eastern Market!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

mum September 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

This IS our favorite..of all pies! Love it..! AND you!

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Megan (megabite) September 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

Yes! It’s the best pie of all the pies.

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cindy September 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I went to Baker’s Square when I was a kid too! My mom always ordered the french silk.
Graham crackers and chocolate are where it’s at! You and Jake are pie champs for sure.

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Megan (megabite) September 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Yes! Your mom and I have so much in common! (P.S. Are you having so much fun with her and your friends on your vacay!?)

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Rita D. September 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

This looks delicious!!

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Megan (megabite) September 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Thanks, Rita!

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Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen September 9, 2011 at 5:03 am

Silk pie…. when you put these 2 words together, you know its delicious… 🙂 will try it!!

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Megan March 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Yes! I hope you do! It’s my most favorite.

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beckie September 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Whenever I see the words “recipe from my Mom” on your posts, I know it’s going to be a winner. This looks incredibly good 🙂

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Megan March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

My mom totally knows what’s up. <3

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Sian Farthing March 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

So I made this last night and it is in the fridge for today. I am excited about this because

TODAY IS PI DAY

Total accident but a very fortuitous one. The beaters tasted delish so I am looking forward to the end product. The only problem is we don’t have Graham crackers in the UK (and we pronounce it Grey-ham, and we spell it Gray!)

Thanks for sharing the recipe

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Megan March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

YES! PI Day! I’m so glad you made this for it. It’s just the best! Let me know what you think!

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Karen March 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Mmmm…that does look yummy. Here’s hoping our gorgeous Minnesota spring day moves over to the mitten for you…

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Sandi October 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

I pinned this ages ago, and finally threw it together this morning. I didnt have enough graham crackers for the crust, but I had Oreo crumbs so I’m improvising with those. Can’t wait to dig in!

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Erika November 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

My favorite pie that my mom makes…we make it with a toasted coconut crust though. 🙂

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