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Beachgirl...OMG...this is to die for! Please anyone trying this use egg substitute as raw uncooked eggs are not a good idea to use here. There was no difference in anything except for your safety. Excellant pie and I recommend topping with cool whip too! May as well add a couple more pounds!
This pie has beautiful texture and looks impressive, but just isn't chocolatey enough. Over all we thought it was bland.
I got this exact recipe from a friend years ago. It is just wonderful. Easy to make and delicious. What I am really thrilled to find out is that it can be frozen!
So smooth & creamy! And it's delicious in a chocolate cookie crust with cool whip on top.
Recipe says 40 min prep time and 3 hours cooking time, but has no cooking directions other than for pie shell. since filling (parfait) has raw eggs, I cooked in top of double boiler, low heat, almost to soft boil.
I made this for my 10-year old son's birthday (at his request, instead of a cake). It was a huge hit with the whole family! Very creamy, melt-in-your mouth texture, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. OK, I did let him have two pieces, but only because it was his birthday! (And he's not usually a fan of chocolate).
My daughter made this for my wife's birthday and it is fantastic, absolutely fantastic
Made this pie and a cake for my sisters birthday and this pie was gone right away and the cake is still sitting there. This is creamy and delicious. I melted chocolate over the top and put cool whip over that and sprinkled sum chocolate shavings. GREAT!!!
FYI, this recipe is the same as #25172, "Silk and Satin Chocolate Pie." Two squares of a Hershey's baking bar is one ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate, so.... That said, people who are deathly afraid of raw eggs - unless you have a compromised immune system, and are using old eggs, it is not a problem. I realize Westerners are terrified of any number of statistically improbable ailments, but really now. I lived in Japan for a while - my four year old host brother ate a raw egg over rice for breakfast every day, and never had a problem. In fact, people in Japan and some other asian countries eat raw egg all the time, and yet Japanese people live much longer than Westerners, on average. The pie is decadent and delicious. It is a little more bitter than your typical French Silk, but the bitterness is lovely, especially when contrasted with the sweetness of whipped topping. However, and this is very important, make sure you beat the mixture for a LONG time. It takes a long time to cream properly, and then I was beating for about 8 minutes after each egg to get the proper consistency.
My BF is a french silk lover and for our Christmas dinner dessert I made this. Followed the recipe to a tee and it was delicious!! I made these in graham cracker tart shells(only 2 of us in the house) and it made 8 of them. I also froze them and he takes them in his lunch topped with cool whip. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!