French Silk Chocolate Pie

Prep Time: 50 Min.
Total Time:2 Hr. 50 Min.
Servings: 10

This simplified version of classic French Silk Chocolate Pie from the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is rich, indulgent and every chocolate lover’s dream dessert. For pretty presentation, top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls.


  • 1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 3 oz Hershey's® unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 pasteurized eggs
  • ½ cup sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls, if desired


1 Serving: Calories 430(Calories from Fat 270); Total Fat 30g; (Saturated Fat 18g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 135mg; Sodium 260mg; Potassium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 33g; (Dietary Fiber 1g); Sugars 21g; Protein 4g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10%
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat; cool. In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Recipe Tips

  • Use of pasteurized eggs eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favorite.
  • How to make chocolate curls: Chill a bar of good quality chocolate in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then, holding the bar of chocolate in one hand, use a vegetable peeler to shave along the length of the bar to make pretty curls.