Picture this. A pie table. Every pie you can imagine. Which do you go for?
Me? Well, I’m beelining it to the chocolate silk pie.
This recipe is really the Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie… it is perfection! Rich, silky, creamy, chocolate heaven!
The next few weeks I am focusing in on some recipes that would be great additions to your thanksgiving menu. Every day, a new recipe. So be sure and tune back in to the blog each day to find some GREAT ideas! Pies, side dishes, main dishes, desserts… you name it, you will be finding it here.
To kick it off, we are starting with this pie. It is a complete show stopper. If you love pie, if you love chocolate, if you have a crowd of people who love one or both of those two things- then this is an absolute must!
**As a word of caution, this recipe does contain raw eggs. Raw eggs always pose the risk for salmonella so make sure you use fresh, refrigerated, clean, high grade and pasteurized eggs to reduce the risk. Pregnant people, older folks, young children, babies and people with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for getting salmonella.
- 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 4 pasteurized eggs
- 1 baked 9 inch pie shell
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment until smooth. Let cool down and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream and beat butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until fluffy. Add melted chocolate to butter mixture. Add in vanilla and beat until combined.
- Continue to beat mixture for 15-20 minutes at medium speed, adding eggs in one at a time spacing them about 5 minutes apart before adding the next one.
- Pour into cool baked pie shell and evenly and carefully spread over pie. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
- Beat heavy cream on high, gradually adding in sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
- Spread or pipe prepared whipped cream over pie.
- Garnish with curled chocolate and cover and chill until ready to serve.
- I went the easy route and made my chocolate curls by shaving off chocolate from a giant chocolate block with my potato peeler. I even had some chocolate shavers, but actually preferred the potato peeler curls to those.
As a word of caution, this recipe does contain raw eggs. Raw eggs always pose the risk for salmonella so make sure you use fresh, refrigerated, clean, high grade and pasteurized eggs to reduce the risk. Pregnant people, older folks, young children, babies and people with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for getting salmonella.
(Recipe lightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman)