Here at Simple and Sweets I like to keep it well, simple and sweet, and you can’t get any simpler or sweeter than a chocolate silk pie. Like Banana Bread, Chocolate Silk Pie is a classic recipe that everyone should have on hand. It is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.
I actually made this pie because of a mistake that I made. I was making tortilla soup (more on that soon) and accidentally opened a can of sweetened condensed milk thinking it was a can of tomato sauce. Now that the can was opened I knew I would have to make something with it soon or throw it away. And while there are many things you can make with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate silk pie seemed like the easiest, least time-consuming option. Plus I was craving chocolate.
Chocolate Silk Pie is a retro dish. It reminds me of the 50’s. The perfect dessert to have on the table when Beaver’s father got home. This is an all-American dish. Right up there with apple pie and burgers. It’s great for pot-lucks too. This pie is especially perfect for the summertime since it is best served at or slightly below room temperature. I like it straight from the fridge for a nice and cold silky treat.
As I alluded to earlier, the best thing about this pie is the fact that it is so simple to make. Pour all ingredients into a sauce pan, whisk for about 2 minutes until you get a thick pudding. Pour into a pie crust and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat. Top with a nice big dollop of fresh whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
- 1⅔ cups water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coffee liquor (optional)
- 1(9-inch) baked pie crust
- FOR TOPPING
- 1 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shaving (optional)
- Combine water, cornstarch, cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat. Continue whisking pudding until it becomes thick (2-5 minutes). Remove from heat and whisk in butter, vanilla, salt, and coffee liquor (if using).
- Pour pudding into a baked pie crust. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
- To make topping, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla and mix with an electric mixer until the cream thickens, about (about 1-2 minutes). Dollop on top of cooled pie. Top with chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shavings if desired.