Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tippin's French Silk Pie

  • For everyone missing Tippin's Pie as much as me! I found a very very close copy cat recipe!!
  • 8 ounces (half milk chocolate would be good) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs,* separated
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 prebaked pie crust
  • Small chocolate shavings or chocolate nibs, for garnish


In the top of a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring. Remove from the heat and beat with a heavy wooden spoon until smooth. Return to the heat and add the yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after the addition of each. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.

In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and beat until stiff.

In a third bowl, beat the cream until it becomes frothy. add 2 Tbs sugar continue beating until it holds soft peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until no white specks appear. Gradually fold in the whipped cream, reserving about 1/2 cup for garnish.

Spoon the mousse into the pre-baked pie shell and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve, spoon the reserved whipped cream on top and garnish with chocolate shavings. Cut into wedges and serve. I couldn't figure out how to make the chocolate curls on top!!! but yummy