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French Silk Pie with Frangelico

French Silk Pie with Frangelico

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Holidays around here require a chocolate dessert. Granted, we do have the traditional pumpkin pie, but according to my family a second pie is warranted. This year, A French Silk Pie with Frangelico got my attention. Dreamy chocolate filling with a chocolate crust was certain to be a hit!French Silk Pie with Frangelico

A Chocolate Tradition

Besides the classic pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, it’s become a tradition at our house to serve French Silk Pie.  When I spotted a Frangelico version on my friend Claudia’s blog, I knew this would be a must on our holiday table this year. Be sure to drop by and see all of Claudia’s amazing recipes…you won’t be disappointed.

French Silk Pie with Frangelico

A Frangelico Twist and a Chocolate Garnish

I had to tweak this recipe just a bit.  When I mentioned the graham cracker crust, which I adore, to hubby, I got that look. OK, how about a chocolate cookie crust? He was fine with that.  And instead of sprinkling the Frangelico over the crust as Claudia did, I mixed it into the filling for a subtle hazelnut infusion.

And as garnishing is imperative for a holiday dessert, I wanted to make something other than my usual chocolate curls to top this pie…a simple chocolate lattice or filigree.  Without the time to temper chocolate properly, I went with Wilton’s Light Cocoa Wafer Melts instead. Melting a handful or so in the microwave, I then scraped these into a quart ziplock bag, clipped a corner and piped squiggles onto a sheet of parchment paper.  Once cooled, they’re ready to go. Not exactly gourmet chocolate, but perfect when time is tight.  As for the verdict, well, the French silk was the first to disappear…that says it all.


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French Silk Pie with Frangelico

French Silk Pie with Frangelico

Rich, silky chocolate pie infused with Frangelico. Adapted from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Pies, Dessert


  • French Silk Pie with Frangelico…adapted from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style


  • 24 Nabisco famous wafers, processed to crumbs (Oreos may be substituted, just eliminate the sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico
  • 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate curls or chocolate swirls to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Pat into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk eggs and sugar. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, till mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in melted chocolate, vanilla and Frangelico. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, beat butter till light and creamy. Add cooled chocolate mixture and beat for about 5 minutes, till light and fluffy.
  4. In another bowl, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into cooled crust. Chill at least 6 hours before serving.
  5. Garnish with dollops of sweetened whipped cream (1/2 cup whipping cream with 2 teapoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla) and chocolate shavings or swirls if desired.
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64 comments on “French Silk Pie with Frangelico”

  1. it looks great Liz! No wonder it is called silk pie!

  2. The look I got is one of yearning…and a dribble of drool….

  3. Thanks for this recipe…I LOVE Frangelico and this will be perfect to take to the family Christmas!!!

  4. You really ARE the queen of chocolate! 😉

  5. Scrumptious !!

  6. That looks amazing! I’ll definitely be using your recipe sometime soon.

  7. Oh lizzy that is so beautiful and delicious.

  8. OMG!!!! I am speechless looking at this great dessert, fabulous for sure.

  9. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the alterations you’ve made, they sound in line with what I like!

  10. This does look like one amazing piece of pie. The texture alone in the picture is enough to entice. Yum!

  11. beautiful!

  12. is Frangelico some kind of alcohol drink? Your hubs must be a special character, Lizzy, yes? :)))
    The cake looks divine, the filling especially!

  13. Mamma mia quante delizie sforni!!!!!
    Questa torta deve essere paradisiaca!! Io sono molto golosa, attratta irrimediabilmente dai dolci!!.. in questo mi ci tufferei!!!!!
    Bravissima come sempre!!!
    Un grande bacio!!!!

  14. I love the idea of adding the frangelico to the filling – I would have done exactly the same thing.


  15. This sounds incredible…great tip about using the oreos…Famous Wafers are impossible to find here.

  16. Lizzy the texture looks amazing!

  17. Lizzy look delicious:)

  18. This sounds so good with the Frangelico! Wish I could sample a piece right now.

  19. This looks dangerously good. Frangelico and chocolate is always a winning combination in this house.

  20. This is THE pie that reminds me of my childhood. For a long time I didn’t like any pie except this one, especially my mom’s. It sounds wonderful, especially with Frangelico!

  21. That’s a beautiful looking pie, and sounds like an awesome recipe.

  22. This pie is title perfectly… I can’t believe how smooth the pie looks. I mean you even got out a beautifully smooth slice. Perfectly executed as always!! 🙂

  23. Whether it be graham cracker or cookie crust…you had me at Frangelico

  24. Chocolate and hazelnut is one of my favorite flavor combinations, so the addition of Frangelico sounds perfect!

  25. This is perfection –
    Mary x

  26. I love French Silk Pie, it is a arguably one of my favorites! I have never heard of Frangelico before, but it sounds like a great addition!

  27. You did it again with a great silk pie, yum love Frangelico. I have to make this pie soon, I have never made one. The chocolate decoration is beautiful.

  28. Ok Liz, you have knocked me over with this one. I love this pie. I want to eat far too much of it whenever we have it. Yours looks great!! Love your little chocolate designs on top. Do you temper chocolate much? Find it difficult to do?

  29. This looks fantastic, Lizzy! And that’s coming from someone who isn’t that fond of Frangelico 😛

  30. I am just going to have to break down and buy a bottle of Frangelico because I have been seeing some wonderful recipes like this one that calls for it. Your decoration is so pretty!

  31. This sounds awesome. I prefer the taste of a chocolate crust most of the time myself. YUM!

  32. Lizzy tiene aspecto delicioso ,tentador y bien gourmet me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  33. Drooooolllliiinnnggg!!!!!!!!
    Liz this looks sooo chic and beautiful.

  34. Wow this is absolutely mouth watering just love the presentation… I am diffinitely trying your version its gorgeous… thanks for the mention! xoxoxo~

  35. how can you still be skinny???!

  36. Love chocolate silk pie, it has become a regular at our Thanksgiving table thanks to my SIL. I like the adornment of the chocolate on top 🙂

  37. Wow!! I loved the original, but a chocolate cookie crust? Come on 😉 Looks amazingly delicious!

  38. I am requesting a slice of this in the mail please…. pleaseeee?

  39. I saw that on Claudia’s blog and waxed poetical. It is a beauty. Are you sure you’re skinny? Do you have a stand-in?

  40. You made me smile Lizzy:)

  41. This looks amazing. Yum!

  42. This only serves to remind me when I last had pie.

    Which was a long time ago.

  43. Delicious! My mouth is watering. i have bookmarked this!

  44. I’d love to have you around during the holidays so I can eat all your delicious food lol!

    I need to show my mother these recipes.

  45. Lizzy can see the filling texture is really silky smooth and I love the chocolate deco on top of it, you called it chocolate lattice, right 🙂

  46. Frangelico is so underrated and this is a great dessert. Thank you and Claudia.

  47. Ooh, love the sound of adding Frangelico.

  48. That is one beautiful slice of pie. And I love your garnish! How do you keep coming back with so many great recipes!

  49. Yum! That looks so good. And I adore frangelico too. I really am going to try this for Christmas I think!

  50. This looks so creamy and delicious! Love the decoration on top too! Beautiful!

  51. I saw Claudia’s recipe as well and have it bookmarked. Frangelico is my favorite of the liqueurs so this needs to be tried. Badly!

    You did an outstanding job with pie, as usual.

  52. Stunning, it does look so silky!

  53. Lizzy I would kill for just a fork full of this beautiful dessert.

  54. Wow such a gorgeous pie and your recipe sounds delicious!! Love your presentation! 🙂

  55. Mmmm this looks delicious Lizzy! Love the chocolate crust and you cannot go wrong with Frangelico! Yummmy!!

  56. I’ve never had French Silk Pie before. You have such a nice tradition… Hehehe I might also like your hubby’s idea of chocolate cookie crust. =P Love the decoration on top. I am not sure if that’s easy to make but it definitely makes the dessert fancier!

  57. Lizzy, I just fell in love with this amazing recipe 😀 Wonderfull

  58. Claudia’s version looked wonderful too, but your presentation–that little chocolate squiggle totally makes it!

  59. I’m a big fan of french silk pie so I can only imagine how wonderful this frangelico version is!

  60. Oh yum!! This looks fabulous! Frangelico and chocolate…heaven!

  61. Dang this is one pretty pie! I love the garnish too.

  62. French silk pie is a favorite in our house. Love the addition of Frangelico and your presentation is gorgeous.

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