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French Silk Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

This is a creamy, tender, fluffy French silk pie with rich chocolate and creamy taste and a crispy crust. Do you already want to try it? Prepare it and you will not regret it.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the graham cracker crust:

  • 2 plus ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs;
  • ½ cup sugar;
  • ½ cup butter, melted.

For the chocolate layer:

  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate;
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature;
  • ¾ cup sugar;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • 2 eggs (farm fresh or pasteurized), at room temperature.

For the whipped cream layer:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature;
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • 1 cup heavy cream, cooled.

For the chocolate curls:

  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips;
  • 1 tsp shortening.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a glass pie pan or a round cake pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Transfer this mixture to the prepared baking pan. Press the dough firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan to create a crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let the crust cool completely. Then, refrigerate.
  • Melt unsweetened baking chocolate in the microwave. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Cream softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Then, add cooled melted chocolate. Mix until completely combined. Add eggs (one at a time), beat for 5 minutes. You need to beat the eggs for a long time to make a really fluffy pie. Transfer this chocolate filling to the cooled crust. Refrigerate.
  • Beat softened cream cheese in another mixing bowl until smooth. Then, add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Add ½ cup cooled heavy cream. Beat until combined. Then, add the remaining ½ cup heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Place the whipped cream filling on top of the chocolate layer. Refrigerate.
  • Add chocolate chips and shortening to the microwave-safe bowl. Melt. Then, mix to combine. Spread this chocolate mixture in a thin layer on the back of the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until hardened. Then, make the curls using a metal spatula or a knife. Decorate the French silk pie with these chocolate curls. Enjoy!
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