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French Silk Chocolate Pie

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  • 50 min prep time
  • 2 hr 50 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 10 servings
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This simplified version of classic French Silk Chocolate Pie from the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is rich, indulgent and every chocolate lover’s dream dessert. For pretty presentation, top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Bake-Off® Contest 03, 1951
Betty Cooper
Kensington, Maryland

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

3
oz Hershey's® unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1
cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
pasteurized eggs

Topping

1/2
cup sweetened whipped cream
Chocolate curls, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat; cool. In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.
  • 3 Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat; cool. In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.
  • 3 Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Expert Tips

Use of pasteurized eggs eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favorite.

How to make chocolate curls: Chill a bar of good quality chocolate in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then, holding the bar of chocolate in one hand, use a vegetable peeler to shave along the length of the bar to make pretty curls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
47%
Saturated Fat
18g
88%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
21g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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