6 hrs 25 mins
A friend passed the recipe on to me; I don't know where she got it, but I'm told it originally came from Le Mouton Noir in California and the pastry chef was Jan Phillippi. I found that in this recipe, the quality of the chocolate is noticeable because it's so rich. Cook time is actually chill time.
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- 2 -3 cups crushed graham crackers
- 8 -10 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 1/2 cups butter, softened (no substitutes)
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 lb belgium dark semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)
- 1Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2Mix crumbs and melted butter together.
- 3Press crumb mixture into a 10" springform pan.
- 4Bake for 10 minutes; set aside.
- 5Whip the 2 1/2 cups + 6 tablespoons butter (margarine, oleo, or spreads not recommended) and sugar together in a mixer until just incorporated. Do not over whip!
- 6Add eggs and whip again until just incorporated. Do not over whip!
- 7Slowly melt the chocolate with the cream. A double boiler works best, but a heavy sauce pan over low heat works as well.
- 8After the chocolate is melted, immediately add to butter mixture and stir by hand until smooth and the butter is completely melted.
- 9Add vanilla and pecans (if desired) Stir to incorporate.
- 10Pour into the springform pan with the prepared crust.
- 11Chill at least 6 hours or overnight.
- 12Remove at least 2 hours prior to serving and serve at room temperature.
- 13May be made 4-5 days ahead, but should be kept refrigerated. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
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Nutritional Facts for Le Mouton Noir French Silk Pie
Serving Size: 1 (147 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 751.3
- Calories from Fat 608
- Total Fat 67.6 g
- Saturated Fat 41.3 g
- Cholesterol 235.8 mg
- Sodium 484.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 34.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
- Sugars 25.5 g
- Protein 4.9 g