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Lighter French Silk Chocolate Pie

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.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 261kcal


  • 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!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20.6g