If you’re a chocolate lover, then you’re in for a treat! French Chocolate Silk Pie is the ultimate dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth. This decadent dessert is made with a rich and creamy chocolate filling that is so smooth, it melts in your mouth.
The pie crust is buttery and flaky, providing the perfect contrast to the silky filling. This dessert is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a fancy dinner party or a casual family gathering.
It’s also great for those with dietary restrictions, as it can be easily made gluten-free and dairy-free. Whether you’re a fan of French cuisine or just looking for a delicious dessert, French Chocolate Silk Pie is a must-try.
So go ahead, indulge in this heavenly dessert and savor every bite!
French Chocolate Silk Pie
I have this book called “The Lost Art of Pie Making.” The book starts out with American woman’s love of pie baking in the old days. But then, “Along came the 60s and 1970s.
Stampedes of liberated housewives traded in their aprons and rolling pins for psychedelic colored muumuus..and what did they leave in their wake? Wiggly red and green ‘jello’ and artificial whipped topping squatting in store bought pie crusts! Theses were bad times indeed…”
Fortunately, ugly tie-dye shirts are out and homemade pies are in! There is even a story about a modern young lady who set a freshly baked pie to cool on her college dorm window.
The aromatic scent and sweet vision of baked berries and pastry lured a young guy, where he asked “What do I have to do to get that pie?” He studied massage therapy, so naturally she traded her pie for a massage. Two-hour massage.
I put this pie by my window, took some snapshots, and no one came along offering to trade a massage for my pie. Nevermind that I live on the 6th floor with no balcony so no one would walk by my window.
And nevermind the pie is cold and doesn’t really have the strong scent tendrils of a baked berry pie. Can I still fantasize about Thor or Ironman swooping on in? They can fly… No?
Fine, I’ll pay for my massage. I didn’t want to share this French silk pie with some window creeper anyway.
Yah. It’s THAT good. Rich decadent chocolate heaven. And made with the good stuff! Avocado, coconuts, chocolate! No guilt whatsoever. Chocolate is totally guilt free in my book.
Avocado? That’s right. Traditional chocolate silk pies are made by whipping a lot of eggs with butter or cream and cocoa powder. Eggs are a pain for this. I used avocados in place of the eggs because they whip very nicely and give a silky smooth texture. Egg free yay!
Chocolate, cocoa, and the sugars masque any avocado flavor, especially if you let it rest until the next day. I used my arrowroot pastry crust from the Pecan Tarts, but, of course, any crust can go well with this pie.
Seriously, no way would you trade this pie for a massage.
French Chocolate Silk Pie
Smooth and creamy chocolate silk pie. Yield: One 9-inch Pie
8 ounces of Dark Chocolate
¼ cup of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 ripe Avocados (about 7 ounces each, measured whole)
1 cup of Coconut Sugar
1½ cup of Cocoa Powder
1 cup of Heavy Cream or Coconut Cream*
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
(optional) ½ teaspoon of Espresso Powder or Fine Coffee Grounds
Pinch of Salt
- Gently melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil together.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Scoop out the avocado meat and place into a mixing bowl.
- Add the chocolate coconut oil mixture, sugar, and cocoa powder.
- Whip on medium high speed until mostly combined, about 2-3 minutes. Use whisk attachment for a stand mixer.
- Add the cream, extract, espresso, and salt.
- Whip on medium high to high speed for about 5 minutes until fluffy. The whisk attachment should gather a large portion of the batter when lifted from the bowl.
- Portion batter into the pie crust and chill for a few hours until set.
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
- chill 3 cans of full-fat coconut milk overnight, open the can from the top and measure out 1 cup worth of solid coconut cream.