FRENCH SILK PIE (CHOCOLATE PIE)

If you love chocolate pie, you are going to love this French Silk Pie recipe!

FRENCH SILK PIE (CHOCOLATE PIE)

INGREDIENTS:
  1. 4 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  2. 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 cups ultra-fine sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 4 eggs, room temperature
  6. (optional) 1/4 tsp. espresso powder
  7. 1 fully pre-baked 9-inch pie shell (homemade http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-make-a-pie-crust-recipe/or store-bought)
  8. 3 cups whipped cream
  9. 1 chocolate bar, roughly chopped or shaved or melted into chocolate curls

DIRECTIONS:
  • Heat chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals, stirring between, until completely melted. Set aside and let cool for about 10 minutes until it is room temperature.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. When melted chocolate has cooled, gradually add it to the butter/sugar mixture. Add the espresso powder (if using). Beat the mixture on medium-low speed until thoroughly until combined. Add vanilla and beat until combined.