Creamy Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe
Everyone loves a creamy chocolate pie. How can you not? It’s a dessert should be on everyone’s top ten list. If you’re a chocolate lover it should be on your top 5 list. Or even better, if you’re a dark chocolate lover then this pie should be on your top three list!
Easy Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe
Our awesome pie recipe is so easy and only needs three basic ingredients. There’s no reason to not make this chocolate dessert because it’s such a crowd pleaser. It’s so silky and creamy delicious. Everyone is going to ask you for the recipe they finish their slice. Make sure to send them back here to this site! This is one of our go-to’s when we don’t have a lot of time to spend making a dessert. Most of the time spent, is in chilling the pie.
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How to Make Chocolate Silk Pie
You can this pie filling in two ways.
- The quickest way is by using whipped topping. It’ll usually be a little sweeter because the whipped topping is often sweeter than homemade whipped cream.
- Another way takes an extra step to make homemade whipped cream. The extra effort is worth it. The texture is just as creamy delicious as whipped topping but it’ll be less sweet. By making your own whipped cream for the filling, you can customize the sweetness level to balance out with the sweet chocolate chips.
Also, the better quality of chocolate chips you use, the more delicious the pie will be. We’ll often splurge on a nice dark chocolate chip when making this recipe. Totally worth it!
Homemade Crust vs Store Bought Crust
We love a good homemade pie crust, but for this pie we’ll often use a good frozen store bough crust. The chocolate silk pie is so quick and easy to make, it is frequently a pie we turn to when have less time spend making dessert. There are so many great store bough frozen pie crusts that it is nearly every bit as satisfying with a fraction of the time spent making it. Often the Trader Joe’s frozen crust tops people’s favorite store bought crust. But even the crusts at Safeway, Walmart, and the Marie Callender’s crusts were quite nice. Everyone has their favorite. No matter which pie crust is used (homemade or store bought), you’ll want to poke holes in the dough with a fork after placing it in your pie dish and then blind bake the crust.
Creamy Chocolate Silk Pie
Pie Crust Option 1:
- 9 inch (23 cm) prepared frozen deep dish pie crust
Pie Crust Option 2:
- 1/2 (1/2 ) recipe homemade pie crust
- 10 oz. (284 g) dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
- 8 oz. (227 g) container whipped topping or homemade whipped cream whipped to stiff peaks *see Note below recipe
- extra whipped topping or whipped cream
- chocolate shavings
- Thaw pie crust. Poke holes throughout the pie crust with a fork. Blind bake according to manufacturer instructions.
- In bowl combine dark chocolate and milk. Microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. (Tip - Don't over heat the chocolate. It might seize up or get clumpy) Use a rubber spatula to mash and stir chocolate to make sure it’s smooth. Allow chocolate to cool about 10-15 minutes on the counter, but don’t put it in the fridge or else it will harden too fast.
- Once chocolate isn't too warm but is still creamy, fold in the whipped topping. If needed, whisk the mixture to make it smooth and combined.
- Pour chocolate mixture into the pie crust. Chill for at least 2 hours to let the chocolate set before serving.
- Serve with optional whipped topping, whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings.
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