By Allrecipes Editors

Rejoice, chocoholics!

If chocolate is your thing, you are gonna love, love, love this all-American French silk pie! Learn how to make a no-bake chocolate pie with an Oreo® crust that's both light and rich at the same time!

Photo by Allrecipes

Created by MasterChef alum, Elise Mayfield — aka Smart Cookie — this French silk pie is simultaneously silky and fluffy and yet incredibly dense.

Smart Cookie shares her top tips for making the Oreo cookie crust, preparing the chocolate mousse-like filling, and for wrangling some fancy dark chocolate curlies.

Get the recipe: No-Bake French Silk Pie

"Famous for being both feather-light and indulgently rich at the same time, French silk pie entered the American dessert canon upon winning the Pillsbury bake-off in 1951. It's one of the only dessert recipes that calls for eggs straight from the fridge; you'll whip them with melted chocolate for quite a while before chilling the pie--but rejoice, there's no baking whatsoever!" — Smart Cookie

Photo by Smart Cookie

Smart Cookie's Top Tips:

1. There's an advantage to using Oreo® Thins in this recipe. The thin layer of cream inside them helps bind everything together so you don't need to use as much butter.
2. Ingredient temps are key for this no-bake pie. Your eggs must be cold, straight from the fridge. The melted chocolate has to be at room temp, almost a solid again. The butter should be at room temperature.
3. The secret ingredient for the filling is instant coffee granules. Any time you're working with chocolate, a little instant coffee really brings out the cocoa flavor.

Related: 10 Easy Tips to Make the Best Pies

Watch the video to see it all come together:

Advertisement