Tuesday, January 7, 2014

french silk pie

french silk pie
French silk is my favorite flavor of pie. Growing up, we’d buy rich French silk pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas from Bakers Square (a Midwest restaurant chain—also known as Village Inn). About five years ago, I tried to make my own French silk pie, but the recipe used raw eggs, and though it tasted great, I felt uncomfortable serving it. I was looking through my Betty Crocker cookbook yesterday, and the French silk recipe caught my eye. It said, “We’ve revised the luscious filling in this pie recipe. Now made with fat-free, cholesterol-free egg product versus raw eggs, salmonella, which can be contracted from raw eggs, is no longer an issue. The egg product is safe because it’s pasteurized.” I got excited to give it a try!

Ingredients:
Store-bought pie crust (or you can make your own)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened (1.5 sticks)
1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
whipped cream

Directions:
Bake pie crust according to box’s directions. (If you buy the Pillsbury brand shown above—you bake one of the two crusts in a pie plate for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.) Let the crust cool completely.

Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and the melted/cooled chocolate. Gradually beat in egg product on high speed until light and fluffy (about three minutes).

Pour into pie crust and spread. Refrigerate until set, at least two hours, but no longer than 24 hours.

Top with whipped cream. Store covered in refrigerator.

The recipe did not disappoint. My pie had a delicious chocolate flavor and a smooth, easy-to-cut texture. Next time, I want to have the classic chocolate curls for the top! :)

4 comments:

  1. Love, love, love french silk pie! I will be trying this!
    As a kid my mom would buy them from the frozen section for me as a treat instead of ice cream. I loved to eat it frozen! Such a good treat :)
    Thanks for sharing Rachel!

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  2. This looks so good! I remember when I was younger and we'd go to Baker's Square I'd always get french silk pie for dessert.

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  3. Ooooh my! This looks amazing! And something I need to save and make on my cheat day haha :)

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