French Silk Pie

This is one of my all-time favorites pies! It is rich and creamy and hits all the right notes. I have made hundreds, if not thousands, of these throughout my culinary career – both full-sized pies and bite-sized. The bite-sized ones are still one of my most requested desserts for parties! This is one of the few recipes that I have that I haven’t tinkered with or changed in any way over the years.

French silk pie on a marble board with chocolate discs, a white plate, and pink flowers.

What is French Silk Pie?

It is a rich, luscious, decadent dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. The chocolate filling in this pie is as smooth as silk, hence the name. Top it off with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and some chocolate shavings. It literally melts in your mouth. It’s so good it is addictive!

a slice of French silk pie on a white plate with a fork stuck into it.

A word of caution though, French Silk Pie does contain raw eggs. Even though the eggs are combined with the melted chocolate, they are not cooked. I would use only pasteurized eggs for this recipe, not fresh ones.

A raw pie crust on a marble board.

Can I freeze French Silk Pie?

Yes! The individual bite-sized pies and whole pies freeze perfectly! I’ve honestly never tried slicing and freezing individual slices, but I think that would probably work well too. Just remember to give it time to thaw before serving!

a slice of french silk pie on a white plate.
a slice of french silk pie with a bite taken out of it on a white plate and a marble board.

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French Silk Pie

A rich, luscious, decadent dessert that is super easy to make!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 428 kcal



  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 6 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 ⅜ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar



  • Whisk eggs in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat.
  • Slowly whisk chocolate into eggs.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Beat butter and powdered sugar.
  • Slowly add chocolate mixture.
  • Beat well, scraping bowl as needed.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour into a pre-baked 9-inch pie shell.
  • Chill until set.
  • When pie is set, make whipped cream.
  • Beat heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until medium peaks form.
  • Spoon into piping bag fitting with desired tip and pipe onto top of pie.
  • Garnish with shaved chocolate.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 6gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34g

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