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Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

The ultimate chocolate silk pie made with a chocolate crust, silky smooth chocolate filling and topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This French silk pie is a chocolate lovers dream!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate silk pie
Servings: 12
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


Chocolate crust (can also use a pre-made pie crust):

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate crumbs (from Oreos or chocolate graham crackers)
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate filling:

  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened, do not melt)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 3 large fresh eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch salt

For whipped topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


To make pie crust:

  • For the pie crust, preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the chocolate graham cracker in a food processor or blender and blend until they have turned into crumbs. Should be about 1 1/2 cups. Stir in the melted butter, sugar and salt, until combined. Then press into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

To make filling:

  • Once the pie crust has cooled, you can start the filling. In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Then add in the melted chocolate and mix until combined. Add ONE egg and then beat for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down the sides and add the next egg and beat for additional 3 minutes. Repeat with last egg. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Spread filling evenly onto pie crust. Cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

To make whipped topping:

  • Make the whipped cream topping just before serving. Place medium-large sized mixing bowl and the beaters into a freezer for 10-20 minutes. Then pour the cream, sugar and vanilla into the chilled bowl. Beat on low until the ingredients are mixed together, then beat on high until a peak forms (about 2 minutes). Spread onto the chilled pie. Slice and serve!
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.


*Since you’re using raw eggs in this recipe, use the freshest eggs possible. You can use pasteurized eggs if this concerns you.
*To make chocolate curls, use a potato peeler and shave off pieces of a chocolate bar.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.1mg