Silk and Satin Chocolate Pie

"This is one of the dessert tray favourites at Captain Anderson's Restaurant and Waterfront Market, Panama City Beach, Florida."
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.
  • In double boiler, melt chocolate and blend with vanilla.
  • Add the chilled eggs, one at a time, and beat with electric beater on medium speed for at least two minutes after adding each egg.
  • Pour into baked pie shell.
  • Chill at least three hours in refrigerator before serving.
  • Top with whipped cream or whipped topping and toasted almond slivers.

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  1. I loved this recipe! It was perfect with the almonds on top! It tasted just like the famous french silk pie at Baker's Square and my family loved it! I was also so easy to make - thanks for this great recipe!
  2. I'm dieting, but I made this for my husband after a really bad day at work. He told the children that there was something wrong with the pie, and no one should eat any, in a lame effort to keep it for himself. Mom, of course, made sure everyone got their share. Wonderful!
  3. my husband bet me that i wouldn't be able to whoop this pie up..well, today i decided to give it a first attempt failed. i over beat it and the nice fluff went to i started over and second time was a charm! ..DH will be eating his words tonight. literally :)
  4. This is delicious pie. I used a graham cracker crust, and Kittencals stabilized whipped cream. My husband can not get enough of this pie, and he usually doesn't care for anything sweet. Thanks for posting!
  5. Miller, this is one great pie. My daughter ate two pieces! She's young, she can still get away with that. We "old" fogeys ate one piece each. DH suggested adding some instant coffee next time and you can bet there will be a next time. I'm thinking that this will be one of the first recipes I teach our daughter to make. Thanks for such a great recipe.


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