Monday, September 5, 2011

French Silk Pie

Here’s the recipe for one of the other desserts I served up today….French Silk Pie. It tastes just like soft chocolate ice cream. It can be made a day in advance, so it’s a nice “make-ahead” dessert too. It’s definitely not a dessert for diets though!

French Silk Pie

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 (1 oz. each) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
½ cup unsalted butter, melted

Mix the above ingredients together and press into a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze until ready to fill.

1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
Dash salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 large eggs, separated
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Beat cream cheese, ½ cup of the light brown sugar and salt together until smooth. Beat in egg yolks. Beat in cooled chocolate. In another bowl, beat egg whites with the other ¼ cup brown sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate cream cheese mixture. In another bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold that into chocolate mixture. Pour about half of the mixture into chilled crust. Put the rest of the filling in the refrigerator about 2 hours, to let it set. Then spoon the remaining filling into pie crust, in a decorative fashion. Garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans if desired. Chill 8 hours or overnight.

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