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Three Bite Chocolate French Silk Pies

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Category: Holiday, Pies

 Ingredients List

  • Cookie (You can skip this part and just use the cookie parts of Oreos):
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for dusting)
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  • French Silk Pie Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cool, but not hard
  • 1/3 cup white C & H sugar
  • 18 unwrapped Dove Dark Chocolate Promises (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, cold
  • Stabilized whipped cream* (recipe below) or 1 cup heavy cream whipped with 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles or shaved dark chocolate


1. Mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut 1 cup of the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream and form the dough into a ball. Divide dough into thirds, flatten into a rough disk about 1/2 inch thick, and wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Note: I do all of the mixing in my Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment, and they turn out fine. The original recipe calls for the cutting in of the butter.)

2. Dust a cutting board with the sugar/cocoa mixture. (I like to roll my dough between two sheets of wax paper and dust that with the sugar/cocoa.) Roll dough out 1/8-inch thick and cut with a 2 " circle or flower cutter for three-bite pies, or 1 1/2” circle or flower cutter for tiny pies. Place circles/flowers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick cookies three times with a fork.

3. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Cool on pan for 5- 10 minutes before removing carefully to a wire rack to cool completely. (Be careful. I dropped one on the floor and it shattered into powder.)

4. In a double boiler, melt Dove Promises about 2/3 of the way. Remove top of double boiler and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool further. I recommend cooling until the chocolate starts to thicken slightly so that it won't melt the butter.

5. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the wire whip attachment, cream butter. Gradually add sugar, creaming well. Blend in melted and cooled chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 4 minutes after each addition with mixer on medium speed.

6. Transfer filling either to a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip or a large zip top bag that you will later cut 1/2 inch off the corner. If the filling seems a bit loose and you don't trust that it will hold its shape and stay on the base, then refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes, or until you can pipe it and have it hold its shape. If the filling seems firm, start piping onto cookie bases. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.

7. Top with whipped cream squeezed out of another pastry bag with open star tip or zip-top bag. Top with sprinkles or shaved chocolate, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve

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