If you love chocolate, then this scrumptious French silk pie is for you. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine biting into a forkful of rich and creamy filling on a flaky gluten free pie crust. Are you drooling yet?
Don’t you just love how pie goes with everything? Whether you are serving filet mignon or grilled hot dogs, there is a pie recipe for every meal. I love celebrating holidays and special occasions with a simple meal and a fabulous melt-in-your-mouth dessert for the finale! Both my husband and I are chocolate lovers, and this cream pie is one of our favorites!
It is so funny that this pie is named “French” silk because it is truly an American dessert! In 1951, Betty Cooper won the third annual Pillsbury Bake-Off contest for home cooks with her classic recipe for chocolate French silk pie. Thank you Betty!
I like to keep a well stocked pantry so I can make this pie on a moment’s notice! The butter and eggs give this chocolate pie its creamy “silky” texture while homemade vanilla adds to the rich chocolate flavor. Please do not substitute the butter with margarine. Yuck! I promise you will be disappointed.
Pies are so much fun to dress up. Add a few chocolate curls. Or garnish with whipped cream. Yum! Is your mouth watering? I know mine is! Full of elegance and class, gluten free French silk pie is truly worthy of a blue ribbon!Print
Scrumptious French Silk Pie
Rich and creamy chocolate filling in a delectable gluten free pie crust!
- 1 gluten free pie pastry for a 9-inch pie (baked)
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 3 eggs
- homemade whipping cream
- Bake pie shell and cool completely.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cane sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Stir in vanilla, cream of tartar, chocolate and instant coffee.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, until filling is light and fluffy.
- Pour into pie shell.
- Refrigerate until set, about three to four hours.
- Garnish pie with whipped cream before serving.
- For a festive look garnish whipped cream with chocolate curls.
- For mocha French silk pie, add 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee to recipe.
French Silk Pie was “born” in America when Betty Cooper won with an “Ice Box” pie in 1951.
I hope gluten free French silk pie becomes a family favorite!
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