French Silk Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust.

The Best French Silk Pie ever! A super simple pie made with a buttery chocolate cookie crust, a silky smooth and creamy chocolate filling, and topped with sweet whipped cream and chocolate curls.

It’s crazy that it’s already November and Thanksgiving is only less than two weeks away?! Before we know it, Christmas will be here! But anyway, it’s pie season and this pie would be PERFECT for Thanksgiving.

It’s really pretty simple to make, but it’s so good! The crust is amazing, the filling is rich, velvety smooth, and extra chocolatey. And the whipped cream topping adds a lightness to the dessert.


Oreos: Oreos are used in the crust. Most French silk pies are made with a standard pie crust, but we prefer making a Chocolate Cookie Crust because it just pairs really well with the filling. Also, just use the original Oreos. For example, no double stuffed or any other flavors.

Butter: The crust, along with the Oreos uses melted butter. In the filling, there’s also softened butter that’s creamed. Almost always in baking, we use unsalted butter that way you can control the salt content that goes into the dessert.

White Sugar + Powdered Sugar: This pie uses both white sugar and powdered sugar in the filling of the pie. Powdered sugar is also used in the Whipped Cream Topping.

Eggs: The eggs add richness to the pie while also binding all the ingredients together. This recipe also cooks the eggs in a saucepan to assure that there are no raw eggs in the pie.

Bittersweet Baking Chocolate: We recommend using higher quality chocolate because it really does improve your pie. Our favorites are Ghiradelli and Baker’s Chocolate.

Vanilla Extract: The vanilla extract is used in both the Chocolate Filling and the Whipped cream topping.

Heavy Whipping Cream: Heavy cream is used in both the Chocolate Filling and the Whipped Cream Topping.

One thing that’s nice about this pie is that it is a great make-ahead dessert. It has to chill for at least six hours, so what we like doing is chilling it overnight and finishing it off the next day with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Plus, it stores really well too!

Is French Silk Pie Actually French?

Though it is called “French”, French silk pie is not French and is very much so American. It gained popularity in the 1950s.

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French Silk Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust.


The Best French Silk Pie ever! A super simple pie made with a buttery chocolate cookie crust, a silky smooth and creamy chocolate filling, and topped with sweet whipped cream and chocolate curls.


Units Scale

For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

20 Oreo cookies

3 Tbsp. melted butter

For the Pie Filling:

1 1/3 cups white sugar

4 large eggs

8oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

10 Tbsp. butter, softened

1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream

4 tsp. powdered sugar

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

chocolate curls, for decorating


To Make the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. To a food processor add in your Oreos and melted butter. Pulse that until fine crumbs. To a 9-inch deep dish pie dish, evenly press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides. Bake the crust for 10 minutes or until set. Let that cool completely.

To Make the Chocolate Filling:

1. In a small saucepan whisk together the white sugar and eggs. Cook that over medium-low heat whisking constantly, until it reaches 160 degrees F. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate. Whisk that until smooth.

2. In a very large bowl, whip up the softened butter until light and creamy. Pour in the cooled chocolate mixture and beat that until combined.

3. In a separate bowl, beat together the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture until fully combined and smooth.

4. Pour the mixture into the pie dish evenly smoothing it out. Chill for at least six hours or overnight.

To Make the Whipped Cream Topping:

1. Once the pie is fully chilled, make the whipped cream topping. In a large bowl whip up your heavy cream along with powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat that until stiff peaks.

2. Top your chilled pie with whipped cream and optional chocolate curls.

3. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 35 mins.
  • Chill Time: 6 hrs. or overnight
  • Cook Time: 20 mins.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake/No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 400

Keywords: french silk pie, thanksgiving, pies, chocolate desserts

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