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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.

side view of chocolate satin pie in a white pie plate

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



  • 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


  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.


You can also use a premade graham cracker crust.

Adapted from Very Best Baking

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Nutrition Information:



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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48 comments on “Dark Chocolate Satin Pie”

  1. What a gorgeous pie, that chocolate layer truly does look like satin. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. I have never tried making a pie other than apple. This has got to change. This looks fantastic!

  3. this looks like such an elegant treat!

  4. I’m sold too, Liz. Easy? Elegant? Delicious? Yes, please!

  5. Such a pretty pie Liz! My boys get nervous and shudder at the words “blog fodder” too:@)

  6. Really, that filling couldn’t be simpler and the results so stunning Liz! A chocolate dessert as a second option always keeps the crowds happy!

  7. This pie is stunning Liz! It sounds delicious and I love how decadent and elegant it looks. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  8. The chocolate filling looks silky smooth and I’m sure quiet delish ! Okay , I also sigh over those gorgeous raspberries πŸ˜€

  9. That chocolate filling looks absolutely beautiful, and the berries just make the pie pop with color. I love it!

  10. Guess I’ll be seeing more yummy recipes with the coming holidays……..

  11. Yum Liz!! Your pie looks incredible. I used to make my boyfriend (Husband now), chocolate silk pie with cool whip and instant pudding. It was his favorite or at least that’s what he told me then?? But your pie, is WAY better! I should make this for him for a surprise!!

  12. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and the pie looks delicious. I have all the ingredients except the raspberries so I think I will substitute blueberries and my family will enjoy a dessert that looks like it took hours to make, hopefully with your directions is will be as “easy as pie”…

  13. We do the same thing with the pies! One is always pumpkin, but then the second has kind of always ended up being a Texas cream pie…we got into a rut as well!

    I think this satin pie is riiiight up my alley. Chocolate goodness, yum!

  14. oh my goodness! I would be sold too…and it’s so beautiful!

  15. I can see why they were sold, Liz. That is one beautiful pie!

  16. One of the best things about blogging is it forces you to cook outside of your routine recipes! This pie looks wonderful – we need to make this! Thanks.

  17. What a gorgeous rich looking pie! Wishing I could cut a piece right out of the screen!

  18. I love chocolate pie, so rich and delicious! I love your addition of the red raspberries!

  19. Gorgeous pie!! I would adore this even more because it has those fresh raspberries on top. YUM!!!

  20. Oh what a beautiful pie!!! Those fresh raspberries are such a great idea at this time of the year.

  21. Silk? Satin? Who cares if it looks this good? My family is crazy for French Silk too but I think they wouldn’t complain for a second about this fabulous looking pie!

  22. Oh wow, how divine…. and soooooo simple! Thanks Liz xo

  23. OHMYYYYGOODNESS loooving how silky and chocolatey and delicious this looks–plus that graham cracker crust makes this some marshmallows short of being s’mores-y πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

  24. Oh yum!! My SIL just requested a chocolate dessert for Christmas. Of course I won’t stand in the way of this…I think this chocolate pie would be perfect.

  25. This is such a great alternative to other pies during the holidays. I love your recipe and the photos are making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing Liz!

  26. haha! yes the kids always said me when you will make the dessert you made…? But I dont like
    repeat rΓ©cipes ! well. well, this look decadent and delicious Lizzy!!! xo

  27. Raspberries would be a must for me! Chocolate and raspberry is a great flavor combination

  28. This pie looks out of this world good. Chocolate satin sounds like it should be illegal. But then… it shouldn’t.
    Pinning this!

  29. Since something chocolate is always on my holiday table I better get busy making this one!

  30. Such a pretty pie, and yes I hear ya, new recipes, new posts.
    I love this one.

  31. Simple yet perfect. I can see why this would be an easy win! I want to make one myself now! Thank you for sharing it Liz! Here’s to a wonderful first week of December!

  32. That’s it! Well I could make this! πŸ™‚ I actually made my first graham cracker crust for a banana cream pie on Thursday. It turned out quite good. Still have some graham cracker lefts and everything else. You’re really spoiling my holiday diet Liz. πŸ™‚

  33. A buttery creamy chocolate pie for weekend supper…YES, Please.

  34. wowo, glorious choco dessert…
    i guess you should have your own pastry brand then!

  35. I thought it was just my family that wanted repeats of things they can’t have because we need new things. πŸ™‚

    I really like your satin pie!

  36. So pretty, Liz! Just to look at this pie, it makes not wanting to share with anyone. πŸ™‚

  37. What a super gorgeous pie! And you make it sound so very easy!

  38. De-licious! And so pretty! I am craving that chocolaty goodness now!

  39. This is so gorgeous! Fudgy custard with fresh berries on top? Yes please! And I’m so jealous of how perfect your graham cracker crust is. I don’t have the patience to make mine anything other than weirdly lumpy.

  40. i could use some chocolate! this pie looks yummy!

  41. You are just a master at pies. That’s about the most perfect homemade graham cracker crust I’ve ever seen. And I can see you family asking for chocolate pie and letting you surprise them with a new version each year.

  42. I love that I’m not the only one who makes some form of chocolate pie for Thanksgiving! I brought a chocolate meringue pie this year, so good. This looks amazing!

  43. OH MY WORD. The sheen on that chocolate filling seriously has me drooling. What an elegant dessert!

  44. There’s no way anyone with eyes or tastebuds could resist this luscious, gorgeous, elegant dessert, Liz! I’m so envious of your family – they’re so lucky to eat all the incredible things you bake!

  45. Beautiful Liz! I can bring my own plate and fork, no dishes for you to wash! πŸ˜‰

  46. I’m sitting eating my breakfast… but I would love to have dessert now too. πŸ™‚ Beautiful pie. πŸ™‚

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