Aunt Marg’s French Silk Chocolate Pie is a heavenly experience for your taste buds in more ways than one. A silky smooth and cool chocolate filling contrasts with a crunchy candy topping inside a nutty cookie crust.
Then there’s her Fresh Peach Pie and now this recipe for French Silk Chocolate Pie which shows up frequently at our Thanksgiving and/or Christmas celebrations.
What makes Aunt Marg’s French Silk Chocolate Pie extra special?
- Crumbly pecan-studded pat-in-the-pan crust
- Chopped Skor or Heath Bar on top
Contrast those two crunchy textures with the exquisitely smooth chocolate filling. It’s like jumping into a cool swimming pool on a hot Texas day after mowing the yard. The pleasure is almost unbearable!
Important tips about this pie:
- If you are squeamish about eating uncooked eggs, look away. It’s how our family does this pie and since I’m recording this for a family cookbook, it has to be done.
- This is not a good pie to make on a hot day. It will soften quickly if not kept chilled.
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- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup cool butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 to 1 chocolate-covered toffee candy bar (i.e. Heath or Skor bar), chopped
- Place flour and butter in food processor. Pulse until crumbly like oatmeal.
- Add pecans and pulse till all pieces are slightly smaller than oatmeal.
- Press into 7-1/2 or 8-inch pie plate.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Cool.
- In stand mixer, whip butter until light and smooth for 1-2 minutes. Add sugar and continue to whip for 2 minutes. Add chocolate and beat another minute. Add one egg. Mix for 2 minutes on medium. Add second egg and beat for 3-5 minutes or however long it takes to dissolve the sugar completely.
- Taste it and see if you feel any graininess on your tongue. If so, keep mixing. Undissolved sugar will make you think you are eating a sand pie which kinda puts a damper on the whole experience.
- Spoon filling into cooled crust and refrigerate until firm. Sprinkle with chopped Heath or Skor Bars. Whipped cream wouldn't be bad either.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 21g Protein: 4g