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French Silk Pie – Easy Dessert


This delicious French silk pie is a delicious pie with a pudding filling or chocolate mousse and heavy cream topping; it appears to have originated in the American south. Personally, I have never seen it in France.

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter – chilled, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1 ½ sticks (12 tablespoons) salted butter, softened
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (75%+), melted and cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (for serving)
  • Chocolate curls (for serving)

 

Instructions:

To make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-in. pie plate; leave aside. Grind pecans in a food processor, or chop very finely with a knife. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, pecans, and a pinch of salt.
  • Cut in butter until mix resembles coarse meal. Press evenly into prepared pie dish.
  • Put in the oven and bake around 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make the filling:

  • Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter, until light and fluffy, around 2 minutes. Gradually add vanilla extract and melted chocolate.
  • Put eggs, one at a time, whisking at medium speed for 5 minutes after each addition. Apply filling into cooled pie crust.
  • Next, cover with plastic wrap, and put in the fridge to cool for at least 3-4 hours (or ideally overnight).
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream, and garnish with chocolate curls (if desired).

Bon Appétit!

 

Note: Raw eggs should not be used in food prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, or anyone whose health is compromised.


 

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