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. www.saveur.com. N.p. Web. 9 May 2023.
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