Bakers Square French silk pie has been around for a long time and for a good reason. It’s dreamy, delicious, and pretty much perfect.
Let me show you how to recreate the velvety smooth chocolate silk pie. It’s easy and absolutely divine.
The Perfect Addition To Any Dessert Table
Pie is always a great addition to any dessert table, and it can be the star of the show.
And chocolate pie is always a great dessert. It’s great for summer picnics and winter holidays.
Why A Copycat Recipe?
Believe it or not, I have not been to a Bakers Square restaurant. There aren’t any down here in Florida, but I’ve sure heard about their pie.
It’s creamy, sweet, and rich, and everyone raves about it.
So, if I can’t get to it, I am excited to be able to make it at home and try it.
Ingredients For Chocolate French Silk Pie
- Baked pie crust
- Softened butter
- White sugar
- Baker’s unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
- Vanilla extract
- Pasteurized eggs
- Cool Whip
- Hershey bar for shavings on top of the pie.
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
Step-By-Step Instructions For French Silk Pie
- Start by prepping your pie crust and placing it on the pie plate. Bake it according to the directions and set aside.
- Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl. Beat the two ingredients until they are creamy – about five minutes.
- Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract to the pie and mix well.
- Finally, add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Pour the chocolate filling into the fully baked pie shell and top with some homemade whipped cream topping or Cool Whip.
Then, take your chocolate bar and add some chocolate shavings or chocolate curls over the top for a pretty (and yummy) topping!
If you don’t have a bar, you can top with some chocolate chips.
Refrigerate for about two hours and serve.
Tips For Making Copycat Bakers Square French Silk Pie
- I bought a refrigerated premade pie crust for this recipe. You can also buy a frozen one or make a homemade pie crust.
- Melt the chocolate and let it cool before adding it to the sugar and butter. This will keep the eggs from cooking.
- I used pasteurized eggs since the pie will not be cooked.
- Make sure the butter is softened but not melted. This will help create a light and fluffy texture.
- Beat the mixture for the recommended time to incorporate air and create a light and silky filling.
- Let the pie set in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight so you get a firm and creamy texture.
- You can make the pie ahead of time and serve it the next day.
- Use an electric mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment to beat the ingredients.
Variations For The Pie
While the classic Bakers Square French Silk Pie is hard to beat, you can always add your own twist to the recipe. Here are some variations to try:
- Add some espresso powder to add some flavor variety.
- Experiment with different types of chocolate, such as dark chocolate or white chocolate, for a unique taste.
- Switch from a traditional pie crust and use a graham cracker or Oreo crust for a different texture and flavor.
- Top the pie with fresh berries or drizzle some caramel sauce on top (mmm…hello caramel).
A slice of French silk pie is always delicious on it’s own, but you can add something else to liven things up a little now and again.
- Eat a slice of pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top.
- Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a classic presentation.
- Get out your favorite mug and have a nice hot cup of coffee along with your slice of pie (or two if you’re like me).
More Delicious Pies
- Lemon meringue pie is not only easy to make but a classic dessert that everyone loves.
- Key Lime Pie – once you get a bite of this pie, you will be hooked forever.
- Apple pie filling from Spend with Pennies is a great dessert in a crust or all on its own.
A Copycat Bakers Square French Silk Pie Recipe Worth Trying
Remember, this copycat recipe is just the beginning. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on it and make it your own recipe.
This is one of my favorite chocolate cream pies. So be sure to get the recipe for the homemade French Silk Pie below.
- Baked pie crust
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar
- 2 ounces of Baker's unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 eggs (Buy the pasteurized eggs since the pie is not cooked).
- 8 ounces of Cool Whip
- Chocolate bar for shavings on top of the pie
- Cook the pie crust according to directions and set it aside.
- Melt chocolate and set it aside so it can cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream the two ingredients for about five minutes.
- Next, add the melted (and cooled) chocolate and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well between each one.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie shell and top with Cool Whip or whipped topping.
- Add some chocolate shavings on top.
- Refrigerate the pie for at least two hours before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 646Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 47gProtein: 7g
Nutrition is approximate.
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