Super Rich and Delicious Joanna Gaines French Silk Pie - Recipe Diaries (2024)

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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.

Super Rich and Delicious Joanna Gaines French Silk Pie - Recipe Diaries (1)

One thing to keep me busy during this time is learning how to make recipes that I’ve never made before in my life like this French Silk Pie from Joanna Gaines.

The former Fixer-Upper star is now releasing her own cooking show on her own network. Last Sunday, on April 5th, a special preview of her cooking show was aired on Food Network. It was filmed live at her house with the help of her family and it was really fun to watch. In this episode, she made her chili recipe, zucchini bread, and this recipe for French Silk Pie (which I had to try myself). It amazes me all the projects she has going on in her life and how she’s always coming out with even more projects!

If you like Joanna Gaine Recipes try her Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

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Granulated sugar is a common type of sugar used in baking and cooking. It is made from refining sugarcane or sugar beets into a fine, white powder.

Eggs - The best type of eggs you can buy at the store are organic or free-range eggs, while others may prefer eggs from specific breeds of chickens

Unsweetened chocolate, chopped

Pure vanilla extract - It is made by macerating and soaking vanilla beans in a mixture of water and Vodka. Use a good pure vanilla instead of the imitation vanilla extract.

Unsalted butter, at room temperature

Heavy cream is a dairy product that has a high milk fat content ranging from 36% to 40%. It is used in many recipes to add richness, creaminess, and flavor.

Powdered sugar, also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar, is a finely ground sugar used in baking and cooking.

1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust or tart shell (as shown) or Chocolate Cookie Crust (see below) - A traditional pie crust is usually used for a French Silk Pie (flour, butter, and sugar). You can also use a store-bought Oreo Cookie crust or make your own chocolate crust. It depends on how chocolaty you want this pie to be.

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

Chocolate Curls

A lot of bakeries like to make fancy chocolate curls to garnish the pie with. To make chocolate curls melt the chocolate in the microwave with a little vegetable oil or coconut oil until smooth and spread the chocolate in an even layer on a cookie sheet. Set the chocolate in a fridge to set then use a sharp edge spatula and begin to scrape the chocolate off the sheet pan. It should start forming curls.

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

How to Make French Silk Pie


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.

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.

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.

Pour into the prebaked pie crust or tart shell. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.

Store, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

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  • Author: Jenna
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 8
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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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

myWW: 18 (all 3 plans) (1 slice)

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Medium
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

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