Thursday, May 10, 2012

{Puttin' on the Ritz} French Silk Pie

 Mother's Day is this weekend, so for all you mothers out there....
I hope you are encouraged and celebrated 
for being the heart of your home!

Know that you are appreciated for all that you DO that is noticed 
and all that goes unnoticed! 

You are beautiful, unique, and valuable to this world 
and to your family!

So, who likes CHOCOLATE?  Me, obviously....

Here's a delicious recipe for a "melt-in-your mouth" French Silk Pie!
It's like a truffle, but in pie form and with whipped cream, woohoo!!

These are the only ingredients (except for the 3 eggs, oops!) you need for the pie.  Heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and chocolate shavings top it off!

1 c. sugar                                                1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c.  softened butter                             3 eggs
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate,                 Whipped Cream
   melted and cooled
for the crust:  
1 1/2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter, melted

Mix together the crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter.  Press into a 9" pie plate.  Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool completely.

Combine sugar and butter in small mixing bowl.  Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add chocolate and vanilla.  Beat until well mixed.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating 2 minutes after each egg.
Spoon filling into cooled crust;  chill until firm.  
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

For Whipped Cream you can check out my post here.

This recipe is adapted from The Passion of Cooking by Karen Page.

*this recipe does call for raw eggs, so wash shells before cracking, or use pasteurized eggs. 
 And I'm not kidding about the "beating for 2 minutes"!  This is when having a stand mixer comes in handy! Just set your timer and go put a coat of polish on your toes or something!
I love the crumbly and slightly salty Ritz crust!  It pairs well with the sweet truffle-like filling.

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  1. This looks AMAZING!! I can't believe it is so simple. I'll have to make it and pretend I slaved all day! LOL I see chocolate in my future!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Your pie is absolutely beautiful. You are not going to believe this, but I don't care for chocolate. Actually, I do like some. Just not cake, brownies, ice cream, or pie. Yours looks so tempting. I may find that I have become converted. lol! I know I am crazy, but just can't help it. Most woman would die for a slice of this pie. I think hubby would like it and it sounds so easy. I may give it a whirl sometime. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you.

  3. I am drooling all over my desk right now. This looks amazing!!! Newest follower and I cant WAIT to see whats next.

  4. Replies
    1. Oh thanks, Barbie!! Yes, it is a favorite of mine! Just finished off the last piece yesterday....

  5. Looks delicious. I am totally craving chocolate now!
    Thanks for linking up - so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. looks very delicious and bad for my diet! Mothers day was in March in the UK x

  7. Looks amazing! I pinned this~ I'm now a follower!

  8. Oh my, that looks so delcious. I may have to try that for a ranch retreat for my prayer group coming up soon.

  9. This looks just divine! Pinned! I'd love for you to share this at my link party.

  10. WOW! I mean, seriously! WOW! This looks awesome! I'll bet the flavor of the ritz crust compliments the chocolate so well. I HAVE to try this sometime!

    I would love for you to link this (and any other projects/recipes) up with my first link party tomorrow (Wednesday)!

  11. I am so hungry and I land here and now I must curse you for this deliciousness ...

    And the set the Mix-Master and put a coat of paint on the toes made me laugh!

    Clearly you had a scrumptious Mother's Day celebration!



  12. That looks so yummy! I just finished dinner and this would be perfect about now :) Thanks for linking up.

  13. I have to bring a dessert to our last BSF fellowship next week...maybe I'll being this? It looks delicious!

  14. Ooops! Meant to say I'll BRING this...LOL!!

  15. This looks delicious! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow over at

  16. This is a pie I make at all of our family gatherings because it is the most requested. Make if you haven't before. You will be adored. Thanks for sharing this recipe. You topped it so beautifully and your pictures make me long for some right this minute! Found you at The Winthrop Chronicles.

  17. Hey there! I've got the crust in the oven...just one problem - I accidentally put in 3/4 cup of butter in it. Silly me. Oh well if it's got butter oozing when I get it out of the oven I'll just blot it off. Can't wait to make the chocolate and eat the pie!


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