Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy PIE day!

Get it...cause it's March 14th...3.14 = pi.
Ok enough of the mathematics.  I'm not a therapist, so math will have to find solutions to its OWN problems.  I will, however, get on to the "PIE" part of this post.
Here's a recipe for my famous (ok nearly famous) French Silk Pie.  I will warn all of you that there is NOTHING healthy about this pie.  I'm not even going to pretend.  It is satiny smooth and beautifully rich, so I guess all you will need is a sliver.  Yah right, like every 10 minutes or so!!  Please send a link or comment with your favorite pie recipe!!

French Silk Pie

1 prepared pie crust  Here's a recipe I really like.  But smarter, not harder...Pillsbury will work too!!

3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

In small saucepan, melt chocolate; cool.  In large bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.  Blend in chocolate and vanilla.  Add eggs one at a time, beating at medium speed for 5 minutes after each addition.  Seriously, beat each one 5 minutes.  Don't skimp!!  Pour into baked crust.  Refrigerate least 2 hours before serving.  Garnish with  whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Try not to make yourself sick picking at the leftovers...I'm not speaking from experience or anything.  Now what's YOUR favorite pie recipe?  Eat well my friends!!


  1. just finished making this and it looks so good, can't wait til we can eat it after dinner! Yum! Happy Pi Day!

  2. This is beyond a doubt the BEST pie I've ever eaten. Did I ever tell you that I made this for Thanksgiving in Vermont last year and it was raved over by a huge group of Southern ladies? They KNOW their French Silk. Best recipe ever, Beth!
    Although I have to say my second favorite is Pecan Pie! You happen to have Mom's recipe for that?

  3. Pecan Pie
    3 eggs
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/3 melted butter, cooled
    1 cup corn syrup
    Beat together and then add:
    1 cup pecan halves
    Bake at 375 for 40-50 min.
    Enjoy Heaven...Love your guts dude and LOVE the latest drawg!!

  4. Stephanie, I'm so glad you are trying it out!! Hope you like it!!

  5. The French silk and Pecan Pie also work well as mini pies using cup cake pans. I exploded my glass pie pan making a Pecan Pie for Dad when he was up here. Note to self "When cooling a pie make sure you are turning on the right burner to cook the potatoes".


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