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French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie
French silk pie

French Silk Pie is the ultimate pie to seduce. If you don’t want to use lard in the recipe, use instead the fat of your choice: butter, shortening, or both.

Crust

  • ¹⁄³ cup lard,
  • 1 cup flour,
  • ½ tsp salt,
  • ¹⁄³ cup ice water.

Filling

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter,
  • 1½ cups sugar,
  • 4 ounces (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate, melted,
  • 1 tsp vanilla,
  • 4 eggs.

Topping

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream,
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar,
  • 1 tbsp vanilla,
  • chocolate shavings, for decoration.

Preparation

  1. Make the Crust: Cut the lard into the mix of flour and salt. Gradually add water until moist. Make dough then roll out and put in a 10-inch pie dish. Blind-bake the crust, then set aside to cool.
  2. Make the Filling: Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed for 5 minutes after each one. Pour into a cooled pie crust. Chill at least 4 hours.
  3. Make the Topping: Before you serve the pie, whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla until thick. Spread over cooled pie. Decorate with chocolate shavings.

 

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About Sabina Witres

I loved pies already as a kid. I watched my mom making them and usually I was the one who took the first bite. Now, I make pies myself. I like to experiment with ingredients, sizes and shapes. It's always fun!

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