Oh yes we did! We improved French Silk Chocolate Pie!
This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember - the creamy, dreamy rich chocolate filling, topped with fresh whipped cream and dark chocolate curls - all sitting rather elegantly in a delicate buttery light crust.
I first had this at Poppin' Fresh Pies - and later Baker's Square. Back in the day my sister and I would stop here after choir practice, and enjoy a cup of delicious creamy chicken soup, ALWAYS followed up with a slice of French Silk Pie. Good memories indeed!
The one thing that bothered me about this pie (and it certainly wasn't the calories - this is worth every one of them) was the raw eggs. Even using pasturized eggs or egg product didn't give me any sense of food safety.
And then there was this...a crazy method of cooking the sugar and eggs into a delicate syrup, slowly adding in chopped dark chocolate, and then beating until light and fluffy.
The butter is then added, a piece at a time, and it is whipped into a glossy sheen. Fresh whipping cream is added to dark cocoa powder and whipped into chocolate clouds, which is then folded into the chocolate silk filling. So rich, so light, so fluffy....it just melts on your tongue.
If you are in a hurry, you can always substitute a refrigerated pie crust. We have made this in both pie plates and tart pans - and you can also serve the French Silk Chocolate filling all by itself in individual glass parfait dishes as small individual desserts - garnish with some fresh whipped cream and your favorite sprinkles or chocolate curls.
Chocolate heaven! Hope that you enjoy as much as we do!
Originally posted November 2010, revised 2015, re-photographed and reposted November 2017.