Classic french silk chocolate pie lightened-up so you don’t have to feel bad about going back for that second piece! This pie is a keeper recipe.
I brought the Friday goods today, guys. Chocolate. Pie. More chocolate. You know, the works. Just your Friday basics.
Sidenote: Fri-yahooooooo! It’s been a ridiculously long week and I’m ready for a ridiculously-long weekend with ridiculous amounts of guilt-free french silk chocolate pie.
My weekend promises to be an enriching and fulfilling experience. You should probably follow my lead on this one, guys.
So we need to have a chat about this french silk chocolate pie. I could probably chatter from now until the end of time about my serious love, but I’ll try to keep things brief. It’s Friday and we’ve got chilling that demands our immediate attention.
But first I need to tell you what kind of a chocolate ride you’re in for today. We’ll just call it a veeeeery steep chocolate ride that contains no point of return.
This pie, my friends, is quite simply just plain magic. It’s lighter on the calories and yet GINORMOUS on the noms. The calorie count? We’re rolling in at 261 calories per slice, which believe it or not is significantly low in calories if we’re talking about french silk pie.
Because I’m weird and because I was really curious, I did a little research on FS chocolate pie from bakeries and THOSE ones add up to a grand total 759 calories per slice. No, I’m not even joking. Give me my lighter version aaaaaalll day and every day.
For REALS, guys. This pie is so so so smooth and silky, perfectly rich-tasting, and yet contains only 1/4 the calories of your average slice of french chocolate silk pie. I’m not gonna lie to you, I was in complete awe after bite #1. I lost track of my feelings after that point because many bites followed.
Let me emphasize the fact that the silk chocolate filling we’ve got here is just plain dreamy. You might eat half the filling with a spoon, but that’s okay too.
My family of chocolate enthusiasts, as you can probably imagine, went completely nuts over this pie. You know what vultures do in the desert? That was them crowded around the poor little defenseless chocolate pie.
And I’m ashamed to admit that I might have possibly been among those involved in this pie mob. The only proof you have is the chocolate undoubtedly on my face. You saw nothing. Shhhhh…
Let’s Friday the right way, chocolate-lovers.
Lighter French Silk Chocolate Pie
- 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups sweetened whipped cream divided
- 1 9-in pre-baked pie crust
- Fresh raspberries for garnishing optional
In a medium saucepan, whisk gelatin and milk together. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved. In a small bowl whisk, egg yolks, half-and-half, sugar, and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk a small amount of hot milk mixture into egg and repeat a total of three times. Return all to saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally until pudding is smooth and thickened.
Remove from heat and immediately whisk chocolate chips, cocoa, and vanilla into pudding until chocolate is melted. Allow pudding to cool slightly, then transfer to a medium bowl, press plastic wrap directly on surface, and let chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
Remove chilled pudding from refrigerator and beat on medium speed with a handheld electric mixer until smooth. Fold 1 cup whipped cream into pudding until just combined.
Scrape filling into pre-baked pie crust and gently smooth top. Cover pie with plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Just before serving, spread or pipe remaining whipped cream on top of pie. Garnish with berries if desired. Slice pie and enjoy!
Shall we do more pie? Alwaaaaaays. ♥