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Dark Chocolate Satin Pie

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This dreamy Dark Chocolate Satin Pie has a fudgy custard topped with a cloud of whipped cream and a mound of ripe berries! Perfect for any special occasion!

My family adores a Chocolate Pie Recipe and this simple version is made to impress!

Overhead view of dark chocolate satin pie in a ceramic pie plate topped with raspberries and whipped cream

Dark Chocolate Satin Pie

For our Thanksgiving feast, pumpkin pie is a given. The second pie used to be up for grabs. If my parents were visiting, it would be my excuse to make pecan. Apple was a natural choice, too. But lately, I’ve been making French silk pie, and we’re in a rut.

According to the crew, the bonus pie now MUST be French silk. But, as my food blogger friends know, we don’t like to make the same recipes over and over. New recipes=New blog posts. Get it? My family doesn’t. I thought I’d show them that the epitome of a rich chocolate pie doesn’t have to be French silk. How about Chocolate Satin Pie? With an easy graham cracker crust that doesn’t require rolling, a rich chocolate filling, and a spectacular berries and cream topping? They were sold when I first made this pie years ago for Thanksgiving.

Chocolate Satin Pie slice on a white dessert plate

How to Make a  No-Bake Dark Chocolate Pie

This pie was so simple to put together. The hardest part was finding beautiful plump raspberries!

  • Start by making and cooling the crust. You could even buy a graham cracker crust to save a couple of steps.  Other crusts like a pastry crust or Oreo crust would be tasty, too.
  • There are only three ingredients in the filling, heavy cream, egg yolks, and chocolate chips.
  • Start by whisking together the cream and the egg yolks in a saucepan. This mixture will be cooked until it gets hot and thickens. PRO-Tip: It must be whisked constantly to prevent the egg from scrambling. The goal is a smooth, thick mixture. Do not allow this mixture to boil.
  • Once it’s thick, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Continue to stir until all the chocolate melts. The end mixture should be smooth and glossy.
  • Pour the chocolate custard filling into the crust and refrigerate 3 hours to allow the chocolate to firm up.
  • When the filling is set, top with a fluffy pillow of whipped cream along with a mound of the plumpest, most luscious berries you can source.

Your chocoholic family members will be satisfied with this no-bake chocolate pie. Mine were.  And the words “French silk” weren’t even be uttered. Well, at least not until the next holiday.Close view of the chocolate pie topped with whipped cream and berries and garnished with a sprig of mint

How to Store This Chocolate Pie

This pie should be refrigerated, and not left out at room temperature longer than 2 hours. It can be loosely covered with plastic wrap, but it’s not necessary. If you’d like to freeze it, I’d recommend wrapping well with plastic wrap and freezing without the toppings.

Note: If any condensation develops while defrosting and droplets get on the filling, they will leave marks after you dab up the liquid.

How Long Will This Pie Keep?

The quality will be best for the first two days as the raspberries may start to deteriorate and the cream may begin to separate. Without the toppings, you can store the pie in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

PRO-Tip: If you use powdered sugar to sweeten the whipped cream, the cornstarch in the sugar will help stabilize the cream and minimize separation. If you use granulated sugar, the cream won’t last as long.

You can always serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream and berries on each slice instead of topping the whole pie.  This will prolong its freshness.

More Chocolate Pie Recipes

If you love chocolate pies, don’t get in a rut by only using one recipe over and over! Here are a few more of our favorites:

This recipe was first shared in December 2013. Photos and text were updated in 2020.

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Chocolate Satin Pie

A dreamy pie with a graham cracker crust, fudgy, no-bake filling and whipped cream topping!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Pie Filling and Topping

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened whipped cream, 1 cup heavy cream whipped with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Raspberries, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix together crust ingredients in a medium bowl. Pat the mixture into a pie plate and bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
  2. Whisk together cream and egg yolks in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil.
  3. Remove the pan from heat; stir in the chocolate chips until completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the filling into crust, then refrigerate 3 hours.
  5. Top with sweetened whipped cream before serving and sprinkle with berries if desired.

Notes

You can also use a premade graham cracker crust.

Adapted from Very Best Baking

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g

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