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french silk pie with homemade pie crust whipped cream and chocolate shavings
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French Silk Pie

This easy French Silk Pie recipe is a classic! A rich, creamy layer of chocolate pie filling is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls for an irresistible dessert.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, french silk pie, pie recipe
Servings: 8
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 pie crust
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Optional: Whipped cream and chocolate curls


  • Make pie crust recipe and transfer to a 7-in. pie plate; flute edge.
  • Line shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.
  • Bake at 450° for 4 minutes.
  • Remove foil; bake until crust is golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.
  • Cool until the mixture is lukewarm.
  • In a bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into the crust. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.