French Silk Pie {revisited}

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


  •  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)


  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


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


  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


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


  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!

25 thoughts on “French Silk Pie {revisited}”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!?)

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


    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

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

  5. 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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