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Joanna Gaines - French Silk Pie

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  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Medium
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


French Silk pie is very time consuming to make but don’t let that stop you from making it. It took me almost 2 hours to make this recipe and the pie sets overnight and the chocolate becomes really thick and creamy.


⅔ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

⅓ cup (⅔ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

⅔ cup heavy cream

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust or tart shell (as shown) or Chocolate Cookie Crust (see below)

Whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate (optional), for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and vanilla and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter (room temperature) on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. 
  3. In another large bowl, beat the cream on medium-high speed until it begins to thicken, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and beat on low speed, then gradually return to medium-high until stiff peaks form. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour into the prebaked pie crust or tart shell. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.
  6. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.


myWW: 18 (all 3 plans) (1 slice) 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 36g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 36g