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French Silk Pie

Silky, like the name suggests, and not to mention…delicious!

Winni Recipes | Silky, like the name suggests, and not to mention…delicious!


For the crust:

· 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces

· 1 cup flour

· 1 cup finely chopped pecans

For the filling and topping:

· 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

· 1 1⁄3 cups plus 2 tbsp. sugar

· 3 eggs

· 3 tsp. vanilla extract

· 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

· 1 cup heavy cream

· Chocolate shavings, for garnish



Make the crust: Heat oven to 350°. Pulse butter, flour, and pecans in a food processor until ingredients form a dough. Press dough evenly into the bottom and sides of a 10" pie plate. Bake until crust is golden, 20–25 minutes. Set aside to cool.


Make the filling: Using an electric hand mixer, beat butter and 1 1⁄3 cups sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1–2 minutes after each egg. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and melted, cooled chocolate; beat until smooth. Pour filling into crust; refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.


Make the topping: Using a hand mixer, beat cream until soft peaks form, 1–2 minutes. With the mixer on, slowly add 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla; continue to beat until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute more. Spread whipped cream over pie and garnish with chocolate shavings.


Source: “French Silk Pie”. Recipe. N.p. Web. 9 May 2023.


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