French Silk Pie

Prep: 40 minutes | Cook: 20 mins | Yield: 8 servings


Ingredients 

Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons (or 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, in room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3-4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large (pasteurized) eggs
Topping:
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar (of your choice)
curled / shaved chcolate

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.

Crust: In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter with your hands. Press the mixture firmly into a 8-inch pie pan and bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before filling.

FillingIn another bowl using electric mixer, cream the butter and gradually beat in the sugar until well blended. Stir in the melted and cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate filling into a cooled, baked pie crust.

ToppingFreeze the bowl and whisks for about 30 minutes prior to preparation. This way the cream reaches maximum volume during preparation.  Pour the heavy cream into the bowl, add the vanilla and sugar and whip using the electric mixer until peaks form. Decorate the pie with cream.

Refrigerate for at least 1 – 2 hours before serving.

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