French Silk Pie
This is a super great recipe and family favorite. Whenever I take it somewhere I am always asked for the recipe. I found it several years ago in my 15 year old Better Homes and Gardens cook book. It is simple to put together, requires no baking, and tastes like a thick, yummy piece of fudge. I have played with this basic recipe adding a capful of mint extract to the chocolate filling and a few drops of green food coloring to the cool whip on top to making a great grasshopper pie.
French Silk Pie
Yield: 8 servings
Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour refrigeration
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened (not margarine)
8 T loosely packed cocoa
1 t vanilla
1 Oreo cookie crust
1 8oz carton Cool Whip (the real cool whip brand is best)
1. Mix the sugar and butter together for 4 minutes, until it becomes kind of frothy.
2. Add the cocoa and vanilla and mix for about 1 minute. This is what it should look like at this point.
3. Add the eggs one at a time. Mixing for at least 2 minutes after each egg is added. The picture below shows what it should look like after all the eggs are added.
4. Spread the mixture into the Oreo crust.
5. You can put the cool whip on any old way you would like. Depending on how fancy you feel that day! I used a Pampered Chef tool to pipe it on in thick swirls. You can either shave a chocolate candy bar over the top or dot the cool whip with chocolate chips.
6. Refrigerate for at least an hour, but it’s best if it stays in the fridge over night. This pie also freezes really well. Enjoy!