15 Reviews

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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Punky Julster June 20, 2002

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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lemon-yellow December 16, 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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rbrynsaas January 14, 2008

Wow! Chocolate mousse in a crust! Yum! I used Chocolate Crumb Crust from this site for the crust (I used Oreos) and put in a 9" springform pan. It was time consuming, but easy and it came out just right. I will make again and it is something I would make for a dinner party. Very rich!

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JD's K9 Queen December 11, 2007

This is one for serious chocoholics. It's almost like a cross between fudge and chocolate cheesecake. I can't describe it. Absolutely phenomenal and very easy. Hubby loves it, I mean LOVES it. I knew it was the recipe for me when I read 8oz of chocolate. I'm not sure if it matters but I used Ghiradelli chocolate. I think I am still in a chocolate coma from last night's slice. I used regular pie crust, but I'm not sure if it was the cheap store brand crust or what, but the crust was a bit of a detriment from the chocolate goodness. I might try the graham crust next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

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aletamarie November 06, 2007

Such a delicious pie! Not too hard to make, if you take your time heating the eggs up. You want to get them to 160 degrees. My whole mixture looked a little grainy with sugar until the vanilla and Grand Marnier were added, so don't worry if yours does too. The pie is sooo smooth, rich and chocolatey! I'll make this all the time.

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lotusflwr August 02, 2007

This recipe was delicious and so creamy and I even left out the liquor. It was also insanely easy to make. The only tricky part was keeping the eggs from scrambling, but constant stirring and watching them helps. I think I even did sort of scramble them a bit, and it still came out smooth and silky. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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Raquel L January 05, 2007

This was one of the most fantastic pies I have ever made. I used a regular baked pie crust and it turned out delicious. I have already been asked to make it again, and I will. Definite keeper.

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Brandyberry September 15, 2006

I have found sin on a graham cracker crust. Not for the novice chocoholic! It was soooo good and it was soooo rich. Thanks DiB for helping me reach chocolate nirvana.

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lilquiz May 22, 2006

I too added the butter to the melting chocolate and instead of Kahlua I used Chocolate Godiva liqeur. yam!

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laprincesaolgarina November 25, 2005
Basic French Silk Pie