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French Silk Pie, a classic chocolate cream pie that is delicious year-round! #atablefullofjoy #frenchsilkpie #chocolate #chocolatepie #pie #holidaydessert #dessert

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie, a classic chocolate cream pie that is delicious year-round!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Lisa


For the crust

  • 24 Oreos
  • ¼ cup butter

For the Chocolate Filling

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish


For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In a food processor process Oreos and butter until it becomes fine grained/sandy texter.
  3. Press Oreos into a 9 inch pie dish and then bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.

For the chocolate filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, corn starch, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the heavy cream, and egg yolks. Then slowly whisk in the cream/egg mixture into the saucepan.

  3. Heat the cream/egg mixture while continually whisking over medium low heat for 8-10 minutes. As soon as the mixture starts to thicken reduce heat and simmer an additional minute while continuing to whisk. Constant whisking keeps the eggs from scrambling.

  4. After a minute remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  5. If you find you have white stringy bits in the filling that means the eggs cooked a little too much- not a big deal (I promise!). Simply strain your chocolate filling through a medium sized strainer. *
  6. Pour the filing into the cookie crust in a nice smooth layer. Gently lay a piece of plastic wrap on top (making sure it is toughing the pie filling) to prevent a film from forming and refrigerate until set- about 4-6 hours.
  7. For the whipped cream topping simply add the heavy cream to the bowl of an electric mixer. Whip on medium high until trails appear in the cream. Then add powdered sugar and whip again until soft peaks form.
  8. Layer on the whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Want to know how I know to do this? Because I’ve totally done it before! And the pie still turned out amazing!

Recipe adapted from Once Upon A Chef and Tastes Better from Scratch