French Silk Pie without Eggs


This is a beautiful, fluffy French silk pie made without raw eggs. I recently made one for a pie auction and it sold for $65! Yes, it really is that tasty. I've been making this pie by memory for years, and I have no idea of the recipe's origin. Garnishing the pie with extra whipped cream and chocolate curls makes it fabulous!

close up view of French Silk Pie with cream on top, garnished with cacao in a pie pan
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons shaved dark chocolate, or to taste

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust


  1. Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan until well blended. Stir in milk gradually. Turn heat to medium and constantly stir until boiling. Remove from heat.

  2. Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract to hot milk mixture; stir until smooth and chocolate chips have melted. Transfer into a large mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place on the counter until cooled to room temperature.

  3. Meanwhile, combine 2 cups whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  4. Uncover cooled chocolate mixture and beat with clean beater attachments until light and fluffy. Gently fold half of whipped cream mixture into chocolate mixture, being careful not to overmix. Spoon into pie crust and top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours. Serve.


For a more impressive pie, whip one extra cup of whipping cream and add it to the top of the pie, before garnishing it with shaved chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
31g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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