Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chocolate Oreo French Silk Pie

In honor of National Pi day, I'm making a quick and easy pie for my daughter to take into her math class tomorrow. Unbelievably I had everything in the house to make this pie...when does that ever happen??

4 ounces, weight Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 cup Salted Butter, Softened
1-1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 whole Eggs
1 package Baked Pie Shell
10 Oreo cookies, crushed


In small microwave safe bowl melt 4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate until stirrable (about 45 seconds on high). Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat 1 cup (2 sticks) of regular (salted) butter and 1 ½ cups of white sugar until fluffy (about 1 to 2 minutes). When melted chocolate is cooled, drizzle it over the butter/sugar mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat the mixture thoroughly until combined (on a Kitchen Aid mixer, you will be using the whisk attachment).
Turn your mixer to a medium speed and over a period of 15 to 20 minutes add in the four eggs, one at a time, leaving about 5 minutes between each egg addition. Take crushed Oreo's and place in bottom of baked/cooled pie shell. Once the pie filling is well mixed, pour it into the pie shell, scraping every last speck of it out of the bowl. Smooth out the pie filling and place pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours (preferably longer).

Cream together butter and sugar
Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl
Drizzle melted chocolate into butter/sugar mixture
So creamy after mixing for 20 minutes
Spread crushed Oreo cookies on bottom of baked pie crust
Pour pudding mixture on top of pie shell and chill for at least 2 hours


Adapted from Pioneer Woman

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