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    Basic French Silk Pie

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    3 hrs 30 mins

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    3 hrs

    Dib's's Note:

    Smooooooooooooth Pie.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Melt chocolate in a double boiler set over simmering water.
    2. 2
      Set aside to cool to thick but still liquid.
    3. 3
      Combine eggs and sugar in a double broiler until hot but not scrambled.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat.
    5. 5
      With a mixer beat the chocolate into the egg mixture, then beat in the cold butter.
    6. 6
      Beat for 15 minutes--yes 15 minutes--you wanted silk.
    7. 7
      Beat in vanilla and booze.
    8. 8
      Scrape the filling into the shell and chill in fridge for at least 3 hours.
    9. 9
      Serve with whipped cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 20, 2002


      WOW! This is a super smooth pie. I left out the booze and used a chocolate graham crust. It was really good. My hubby is a chocoholic and he loved it! Thanks I will be making this again.

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    • on December 16, 2008


      I wish I liked this pie more than I did. It was made to be a birthday pie for my youngest daughter, who loves Bakers Square French Silk pie. I guess we hoped for something along those lines, but this recipe is not. It makes a bitter-sweet chocolate filling -- as opposed to a sweet-chocolate French Silk. *I should note that the family members who like dark chocolate thought it tasted very good.* My other objection is the volume that the recipe makes. As you can see in the photo that I posted (the one with the butterfly crust that my daughter painstakingly cut out with tiny double cookie cutters), it only filled the 10 inch, pre-baked pie shell half-way. Considering the concaved edges of a pie plate, that is not a lot of filling. If you mound the whipped cream above the crust line at all, it is going to be a one-third chocolate, two-thirds whipped cream pie -- not my ideal ratio. In the end, if you like shallow dark chocolate pies: you will probably like this one. If you want Bakers Square style: you will have to find your car keys.

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    • on January 14, 2008


      This pie had good flavor, but was way to rich for my family. It was more like eating fudge. But like I said, it did have good flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic French Silk Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (117 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 337.2
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.6 g
    Cholesterol 123.5 mg
    Sodium 208.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 24.2 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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