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Mini French Silk Pies | A bite sized version of this classic chocolate dessert

Mini French Silk Pies

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Mini French Silk Pies are a bite sized version of the dreamy classic chocolate pie. Perfect for a dessert buffet at a grad party, holiday meal or just because!!!

Mini French Silk Pies | A bite sized version of this classic chocolate dessert

Mini French Silk Pies

I was having the neighbors over for dinner and had made these apple galettes for dessert.  I knew something chocolate was also in order…and I do love individual desserts.  Mini tarts would be perfect. Due to time constraints, and about a 50-50 pie crust success, I decided to take a short cut and use premade, grocery store pastry. I cut 3 1/2 inch rounds and pressed them into well greased mini muffin tins, docked them and baked about 8 minutes. They were thicker than I would have preferred, but they certainly were fine in a pinch.

Mini French Silk Pies | A bite sized version of this classic chocolate dessert

Heavenly French Silk

Now, the only decision was which filling to use. I quickly made up my mind: French silk.  Every Christmas when I poll the family about what to whip up for dessert, invariably French Silk Pie is the first suggestion out of their mouths. A bite-sized version would be terrific for a crowd. I used 2/3 of my recipe from Jean Webster which provided plenty of extra for sampling.  Topped with berries or chocolate curls, these little gems went quickly.

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Mini French Silk Pies

Mini French Silk Pies

A mini version of the decadent, classic French silk pie!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • Your favorite pie crust recipe or store bought crust
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (I put eggs into a bowl of 140º water for 3 1/2 minutes for home pasteurization)

Instructions

  1. Fit rounds (about 3 1/2 inch diameter) of pastry into greased mini muffin tins. If using premade crust you may want to roll it out just slightly. Poke holes in bottom of dough and bake at temperature directed by recipe or package for about 6-8 minutes, or till golden. Cool slightly and remove from tins to cool on rack.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar for about 2 minutes till light and fluffy. With mixer running, gradually add melted chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed for 5 minutes after each addition. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix another minute. Pipe or spoon filling into cooled pastry shells and chill at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls Gently warm a large piece of semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave without melting it. Using a vegetable peeler, cut curls of chocolate from a wide edge) or berries.
  3. Depending on the thickness of your crust, this recipe yields 12-bite sized pieces.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 73mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
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68 comments on “Mini French Silk Pies”

  1. Ugh, these would be perfect as a baked good for my girlfriend’s birthday.

    Except the last time I baked it was a disaster. Sigh…

  2. I’m always a BIG fan of small little dessert and these are gorgeous!

  3. 🙂 I wrote about your blog today, you can check it out here:
    http://www.lifecoachwannabe.com/2011/09/enjoy-your-food-that-skinny-chick-can.html
    Let me know if you don’t like something 🙂

  4. These are positively darling. Your probably the only one com
    Enting on your pie crust. I’m sure these adorable miniatures got rave reviews.

  5. Sorry for the spelling. The iPhone has a way of changing what’s typed plus I didn’t have my glasses on. Oops!

  6. Those mini pies looks so silky & lovely!
    tq for sharing the recipe, hope I make this someday with my son since he’s a learning baker just like his mother – Me! Haha ha!
    Lovely pies u have there lissy! Buzzed! 😉

  7. Super easy! What a great idea. I may try making these for the holiday party. Thanks 🙂 Kate

  8. This is my favorite kind of pie!! I always ask for it around Thanksgiving time because my mom makes the most amazing pies. Thank you so much for sharing this so I can make them any time of the year! I love how they are mini, too cute!

  9. So petite and adorable. I must have one!

  10. We wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t told us those were store bought pie crusts, Lizzy. They look so pretty and I am sure were a hit.

  11. These are absolutely beautiful. I love anything minature, and these look delicious as well!

  12. Seriously lady, are there any houses for sale near you??? You always amaze me. This is no exception.

  13. I want to come to your house for dinner!! These are so cute and look so delicious. I also love individual desserts like this. They are the best.

  14. Congratulations on Top 9!

  15. Just simply a beautiful dessert!

  16. Am I crazy or you do a lot of french silk pies. I never made one, you are really getting me curious lol. There are adorable.

  17. I love to do dessert tables and mini’s always fit the bill. My friends and I would love these.

  18. These look smooth, delicious and just the right size. What a nice dessert.

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