This pie is one that is calling all chocolate lovers and chocoholics, hence the reason I made it! Because I love, love, love chocolate! This is a very, very rich and decadant chocolate french silk pie that has a very intense chocolate flavor, and the texture of the filling is so smooth, creamy, and dreamy and it has a yummy and crunchy oreo cookie crust. This is a very good pie and a small sliver goes a long way! Plus, it is simple and quick to make and put together and it doesn't call for many ingredients and it looks like such a fancy dessert!
French Silk Pie (Paula Deen):
Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
-2 1/2 cups crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwhich cookies (I used a mix of strawberry milkshake filled and regular oreos because that is what I had on hand and the pink filled oreos looked so precious on top)!
-6 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
-10 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
-2 cups miniature marshmallows
Garnish: oreos, whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter, stirring until combined. Press mixture into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
In a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup cream, chocolate, and marshmallows; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, and let stand for 20 minutes.
In a medium bowl, beat remaining 1 cup cream at medium-high speed with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into prepared crust; chill for at least 4 hours. Garnish with cookies and whipped cream, if desired.