French Silk Pie Recipe


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French Silk Pie is absolutely one of my favorite pies in all the land. For example, whenever we go to a restaurant and there is a French Silk Pie on the menu, I feel obliged to order it just for at least one taste. “Just one bite,”  I tell myself.

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It never quiet works out that way though. One bite leads to two and then two leads to three and then I realize that I like my own French Silk Pie more than the one I’m eating and remember I’d promised myself just one bite instead of three.

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One of the things I love the most about my own version of French Silk Pie is how light, creamy and well…. silky the chocolate is in the pie. Talk about oh so perfect.

French Silk Pie | ©

It has such a light texture, I think, because I do not use eggs in my recipe. You know, Mama is sensitive to eggs so I try my best to use caution when I use them in recipes that I know she’d like to enjoy along with us.

French Silk Pie | ©
French Silk Pie | ©
French Silk Pie | ©

Usually, French Silk Pies have a couple of eggs in them that are mixed into the pie filling. Now, I completely trust the eggs that come from our hens and am not worried about issues with that, but I realize that some are concerned about using raw eggs in recipes, so this pie recipe is definitely one you’ll want to try if that is of concern.

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French Silk Pie | ©
French Silk Pie | ©

It really does make for the perfect, worry-free, oh so decadent French Silk Pie.

French Silk Pie | ©
French Silk Pie | ©

Here’s my French Silk Pie Recipe. I think you’ll love it.

French Silk Pie Recipe

5 from 7 votes
French Silk Pie makes a delicious, classic dessert recipe. This French Silk Pie is egg-free and full of light, creamy, and delicious flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8



  • Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add melted chocolate and espresso powder to the butter and sugar mixture. Whip in vanilla and sour cream until light and fluffy.
  • Pour into pre-baked pie crust and chill for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve with optional whipped cream.


If eggs are not of concern for you, you can use two lightly beaten eggs instead of sour cream for a classic French Silk Pie recipe.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Jonique says:

    Can I use flavored style beverage mix if I don’t have any espresso mix on hand?

  2. Judy says:

    5 stars
    This pie is delicious. Since I am allergic to eggs, it is perfect dessert for me.

    1. L . P . says:

      I was surprised to see this pie doesn’t have any kind of milk

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

    My dad has a sensitivity to eggs. I’m going to have to make it for him, I know he’ll love it!

  4. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Oh, I LOVE French silk pie but hardly make it often enough at home. That needs to change!

  5. Juls says:

    5 stars
    Thrilled to see this doesn’t have eggs as my husband’s grandbaby is sensitive to eggs and finding desserts without them is so limiting! I can’t wait to try this for her!

  6. Chels R. says:

    This looks amazing! This is a pie I’ve always wanted to make.

  7. Tieghan says:

    Oh my gosh! Is looks incredible. I know I would love this!

  8. Lisa says:

    This is an old school favorite of mine. Might have to put it in my Thanksgiving rotation.

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    You always have the best pies! This flavour is awesome!

  10. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    With that fluffy whipped cream right on top, how could I resist?!