I made this French silk pie or Chocolate mousse pie over the Christmas holiday and it was so delicious. It is a great dessert to make for Valentine’s Day. You will need to bring your patience to make this pie because it is a bit time consuming but it is soooooo worth it. If you are a chocoholic like me, you need to give this recipe a try. You can make this pie with a traditional pie crust but the Oreo pie crust really takes it over the top. I hope you enjoy as much as my family did!
Ingredients to Make French Silk Pie
For the crust
20-25 regular Oreo cookies
3 tablespoons of butter, melted
For the filling
1 1/3 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
2 (4oz) bars of semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
10 tablespoons of softened butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups of heavy cream
4 teaspoons of powdered sugar
For the whipped cream topping
1 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Chocolate shavings for topping, optional
Directions to Make a French Silk Pie
To make the crust
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch deep pie dish with cooking spray.
Place Oreos with the filling in a food processor or Nutribullet and pulse until finely ground. Place crumbs into a bowl and in melted butter. Spray pie plate with cooking spray and then press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside and let cool completely
To make the filling
In a small saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar and eggs. Set over medium-low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Cool to just warm, stirring occasionally.
Use an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually add in the cooled chocolate mixture then beat on high speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
In a clean bowl use an electric mixer to beat the cream until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
Pour the mixture into the pan, smoothing evenly. The pie will be tall with filling. Chill for 6 hours or for best results chill overnight.
To make the topping
Use an electric mixer to beat the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla on high speed until stiff peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips or cocoa powder.