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French Silk Pie

This classic French pie is a rich, smooth and creamy dessert pie that is sure to please anyone. This desserts is best served chilled and topped with chocolate curls.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
1
sheet refrigerated pie pastry
2/3
cup sugar
2
eggs
2
oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1
tsp vanilla extract
1/3
cup butter, softened
2/3
cup heavy whipping cream
2
tsp confectioners' sugar
whipped cream, optional
chocolate curls, optional
Directions
1.
Cut pastry sheet in half. Repackage and refrigerate one half for another use. On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining half into an 8-in. circle. Transfer to a 7-in. pie plate; flute edges.
2.
Line shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 2 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
3.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Cool to lukewarm (90°), stirring occasionally.
4.
In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on high speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
5.
In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
6.
Pour into crust. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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