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When you’re dreaming of a slice of French Silk Pie but don’t have the time, these easy, decadent French Silk Pie Brownies will hit the spot!

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French Silk Pie Brownies

Growing up, we’d often drive to the big metropolis of Des Moines, Iowa, so my mom could get her shopping fix. Our treat for behaving was a trip to Baker’s Square for a slice of pie; their French silk won my heart. Years later, recipes like this thick and luscious French Silk Pie from Shugary Sweets inspired me to start making this dessert at home! So when I received an advance copy of my friend Haley Parker’s, new cookbook, Two in One Desserts: Cookie Pies, Cupcake Shakes, and More Clever Concoctions, I zeroed in on her luscious French Silk Pie Brownies.French Silk Pie Brownies  on a plate resting on a cookbook

So Many Clever Concoctions

Of course, the combination of fudgy brownies and French silk pie appealed to my chocoholic family. The melding of two desserts in one is the keystone of this dessert filled cookbook. You’ll find combinations you never imagined, and all these treats are super easy to make. Love brookies and ice box cakes? Β Then why not make the Sinful Brookie Icebox Cake? How about a Tiramisu Pie? I know I’ll be making that! Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Bars also caught my eye. Plus Haley has a wicked sense of humor and her commentary throughout the cookbook made me smile, giggle and even laugh out loud.

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The Verdict

These French Silk Pie Brownies are a winner with a capital W! My daughter, who usually proclaims my chocolate desserts are “too chocolaty,” gobbled these up. I gave a few slices to a neighbor and she and her family swooned over every bite. Plus, she was thrilled when I shared how simple these were to create. You’ll want to order this cookbook NOW.

French Silk Pie Brownies with a forkful removed and resting on a square white plate

Haley’s marvelous cookbook hit the shelves on June 20th and is available wherever books are sold, as well as Amazon and QVC. But Haley generously gave me a second copy of Two Desserts in One to give away to one of my lovely readers. Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter and answer the required question to enter. Open to folks with a US mailing address only. Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter!

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French Silk Pie Brownies

Easy Fudgy brownies with a dreamy French silk topping!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies
  • Category: Dessert, Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For Brownies:

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs

For Topping:

  • One 4-ounce German chocolate bar, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • One 16-ounce tub frozen whipped topping, such as Cool-Whip, thawed
  • Chocolate curls, for decorating (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare and bake the brownies according to the package directions. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  2. Microwave the German chocolate pieces and butter together in a large microwave-safe bowl on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and then melt for another 15 seconds. Stir until smooth and melted.
  3. Beat in the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until combined. Fold in half the whipped topping (8 ounces).
  4. Spread the French silk filling over the brownies. Top with the remaining whipped topping and garnish with chocolate curls, if using.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set, before cutting into squares.

Notes

Total time varies depending on brand of brownie mix. I used a Ghirardelli mix and made these in a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. The smaller pan made for a thicker topping, but if you want to feed a crowd, make sure your brownie mix has baking instructions for a 9 x 13-inch pan. I bought mine without checking!
I used a Cool Whip substitute made with cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla.

 

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*I like using this Stabilized Whipped Cream instead of Cool Whip. You’ll need a double batch.
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24 comments on “French Silk Pie Brownies”

  1. You are a chocolate guru, Liz. These brownies look scrumptious!

  2. Lemon bars are my favorite summer dessert!

  3. What an amazing combination for chocolate lovers! Sounds like chocolate heaven and I love the fun concept of this cookbook!

  4. They look delicious and I would be making that Tiramisu Pie too!

  5. These do look amazing, what a great idea for a book. Who wouldn’t want two desserts in one?!

  6. this made my mouth water with that slice! WOW

  7. Love this pie and brownie mashup! These brownies look like the perfect way to curb a chocolate craving!

  8. I’m a huge fan of blueberry pie. πŸ™‚

  9. Liz! Your photos are gorgeous, and thank you so much for sharing this recipe from my book!

  10. Looks amazing!!!

  11. I love a good peach pie with ice cream!

  12. These look wonderful and of course as always your slicing skills are perfection! I need to get slicing tips from you. That should be a post Liz you’re a pro!

    I have Haley’s first book and loved it so much I bought one for my daughter. I haven’t picked this one up yet but I’m sure it’s busting with luscious desserts.

  13. I hadn’t heard of silk pie before but it sure looks creamy and delicious. Stabilizing whipping cream with icing sugar and cream cheese is interesting, I usually only use gelatin.

  14. These silk pie brownies look so pretty and intriguing, Liz. Loving your beautiful photos.

  15. And a new sik pie concoctin to the list, so fun that it is combined with a brownie! Sounds liek a fun and creative cookbook for sure.

  16. Oh my goodness gracious Liz, you’ve really done it this time!!! I’m in LOVE!!!

  17. What a wonderful concept for a cookbook. Why settle for one dessert! That sugar cookie cheesecake is calling to me too πŸ˜‰

  18. You had me at French silk! These brownies are absolute perfection! πŸ™‚

  19. Such a beautiful dessert Liz πŸ˜€

  20. I love ice cream desserts during the summer. I will definitely be making these French silk pie brownie. The kids all request French silk pie during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays so I can see making this dessert a lot.

  21. Soft Swirl Matcha Ice Cream is a favorite =) Think I’ll love these French silk pie brownies, too!

  22. YAY HAYLEY!

    and oh my word that french silk layer is sooo smooth and silky!!

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