French Silk Pie

This is a great change on your standard chocolate pie.

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French Silk Pie

French silk pie with meringue crust is so easy to make. Enjoy this chocolate dessert anytime. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Silk Pie, Pie Recipes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 660kcal


Meringue Pie Shell

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • 4 ounces butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon creme de cacao


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons creme de cacao or vanilla extract


Meringue Pie Shell

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Combine the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar in a bowl.
  • Beat until the egg whites are foamy.
  • Beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the sugar gradually, beating until stiff peaks are formed and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Spread the meringue in the bottom and up the sides of the well-greased 9-inch pie tin.
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts on the bottom but not on the sides.
  • Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Cool the meringue pie shell completely before filling.


  • Beat softened butter with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar gradually and beat until smooth.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over hot water.
  • Add the melted chocolate and vanilla to the creamed mixture. Beat until combined.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 4 minutes after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and creme de cocoa until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spread the filling mixture into the meringue pie shell.


  • In a medium-sized chilled bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar.
  • Beat until firm and thick.
  • Add cream de cacao and mix until just blended.
  • Spread or pipe the whipped cream on top of the pie.


Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1727IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Liz

    5 stars
    This pie was really good! I used Chocolate flavoring instead of the creme de cacao. Next time I’ll try it with the cream de cacao.

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