Growing up in the Midwest there was always a Baker Square. The place that you can get milk shakes and pie at. We used to go to the square after football games in high school. I would almost always get a slice of French silk. I was always a bit intimidated by the idea of making this pie but I had the opportunity of making this over the holidays! Yummm! Everyone who ate it seemed to enjoy this pie too!
4 oz semi sweet baking chocolate
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs (pasteurized) must be cold
1 baked pie shell (I used store bought)
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
Melt chocolate according to package directions and allow to cool. Don't let harden.
In a mixer beat 1 cup unsalted butter with 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy. Approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the cooled chocolate, salt, and vanilla extract. Mixed until combined. Add in one egg and mix at medium speed for 5 minutes. Repeat with each egg beating individually for 5 minutes until each egg has been added. This will take approximately 20 minutes. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Refrigerate. Beat whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until it thickens and creates stiff peaks. You can spread the whip cream on the pie or put it into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe it onto the pie.
© Kim Bohme and A Bohme Cooked Meal