Week 13: Chocolate Silk Pie

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I have a few comfort foods that make life better.  Chili dogs is one and chocolate silk pie is another.  However, never together.  A few weeks ago, my husband brought home a pie.  It was a chocolate mint pie for St. Patrick’s Day.  Yummy but it reminded me of how long it had been since I had chocolate silk pie.  After a very long and trying day, I commented, “I need some chocolate silk.”  He ran to Marie Calendars to meet my craving.  We all indulged and were smiling ear to ear.  (I must say that I don’t condone eating unhealthy food to soothe your emotions.  However, everything in moderation.)  After getting a taste for it, I decided to find out if I could make one myself.  And I did. It was delicious.  My son helped me make it so he could earn a Cub Scout badge.  It took time but was easy.  The recipe required us to melt chocolate (microwave or over a pot of water).  We used the microwave.  Her trick was to add some peanut butter chips to add to the creaminess.  If you add too many, it would taste peanutty.  Her amount was perfect to keep the chocolate flavor.  If you don’t own a kitchen aid mixer, the next steps will be torture on your arm holding a hand-held mixer.  After creaming the butter and sugar, you add one egg at a time every five minutes and keep mixing at medium speed.  Super easy on a kitchen aid.  Not so much with hand-held.  I am blessed to own a kitchen aid.  The kids played ball until the timer beeped, then ran to the kitchen to add the next egg, then ran off.  After pouring the mixture into a store-bought chocolate pie crust, it was put in the refrigerator overnight to set.  Here is my pie. wpid-20150330_181927.jpg The weird part is that this is no bake and it had 4 eggs.  I felt a bit weird eating raw eggs in a recipe.  However, after the first bite, all concerns left.  No one got a tummy ache so I trust all is well.  This is truly a tasty pie.  I didn’t add whipped cream or shavings since the best chocolate silk pie doesn’t usually have that.  You can add whatever you like. I do recommend this pie.  It’s not too late if you still need an Easter dessert.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Dream Big! wpid-screenshot_2015-03-30-21-09-26.pngP.S. This is actually from last week but we didn’t eat it until Monday so I couldn’t write it up last week. However, Week 14 will be posted momentarily so we are all caught up.

One thought on “Week 13: Chocolate Silk Pie

  1. My gosh but that pie looks good. I’m not a big chocolate person but I really really want a McDonald’s hot fudge sundae. Now that’s totally off the wall, isn’t it. Going to Texas soon and will have one with the Texas girls. I have a KitchenAid mixer, for which I am very grateful! A Christmas gift a couple of years ago.

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