My husband has been asking me to make French Silk Pie for...I don't know...8 years. First of all, I had never heard of French Silk Pie. We don't have such a thing in Maine. We have Boston Cream Pie, but no, no, no that isn't it my husband insisted.
We don't really celebrate Valentines Day. Well not in the traditional sense. I'd rather my husband call me on a Tuesday, because it's Tuesday to tell me how much he loves me (which he does, every day, on his way to work). BUT, if I can think of something spontaneous and something he would really love, like French Silk Pie, then damn...I'll do it.
Let's just talk about this pie for a second.
This is hands down THE MOST DELICIOUS pie I have ever eaten. EVER. Like EVER EVER. Don't worry Mom, I still love your banana cream pie, coconut cream pie, lemon merigue pie, raspberry pie, blueberry pie, Boston Cream Pie etc etc. But this one is better. OH MY GRAVY I SAID IT.
Yeah. I did.
Drool. To. The. Face.
Ok Jon Oestermeyer. Here is my attempt at making the instruction easier for you to print out.
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temp
1 1/2 Cups Sugar, plus 3 Tbs
2 Ounces Unsweetened Chocolate, plus more for topping
2 Tsp Vanilla
3/4 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Pinches of Sea Salt
Prepared Pie Crust (my mom SWEARS by Trader Joes)
*YES. This recipe has raw eggs. Gasp. But so does all of that raw cookie dough you eat. I don't really think it's a big deal, but just make sure you pop this pie back in the fridge after serving and that you use fresh, fresh eggs.
Directions:Bake pie crust according to the packages directions (I did about 12-13 minutes in a 400 degree oven) and then set aside to cool. Beat sugar and butter, basically forever, until the sugar becomes less grainy. I think I beat it for about 15 minutes. Melt the chocolate in the microwave by letting the microwave run for 15 seconds, then stir, 15 more seconds, stir again, etc until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla to the butter and sugar. Add your pinches of sea salt. If you'd rather use regular butter, skip the sea salt. Add eggs, one at a time and let them beat on high for 5 minutes each. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and let it chill for as long as you can possibly stand it. 3-4 hours at a minimum, but overnight is best (torture). Right before serving, beat heavy whipping cream and 3 Tbs of sugar to make fresh whipped cream. I don't like very sweet whipped cream, so you can definitely add more sugar to taste. Top the pie with the whipped cream and then use a potato skin peeler to shave some chocolate on top. Serve and watch your husband or wife worship you.
Thank you food.com for the awesome recipe.