Friday, February 19, 2010

Because it was a hard week... Almond French Silk Pie!

Almond French Silk Pie, oh my!!

Raise your hand if you had a bad or hard week...

Raise your hand if you had a good or easy week...

Raise your hand if you like CHOCOLATE...

Raise your hand if you are a living thing...

Okay, if you raised your hand to any of the things above, you deserve a piece of this scrumptious pie... ALMOND FRENCH SILK PIE.

Here's the recipe for you, make it this weekend, do not delay!


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons melted butter

Combine above ingredients in a pie pan until thoroughly blended. Press firmly to bottom and sides, bringing up crumbs evenly up to the rim. Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes and cool.

2 cups sugar (softened)
3 sticks butter (
not margarine, only butter will do, trust me)
6 squares (6 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
6 eggs (farm fresh of course!)

Heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons powdered sugar
toasted slivered almonds

In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter about 4 minutes or till fluffy. Stir in cooled chocolate, vanilla and almond. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed. Scrap sides of bowl after each egg. Turn into graham cracker crust and chill several hours or overnight. When ready to serve, whip heavy cream along with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Dollop a huge portion of the whipped cream on the pie and sprinkle toasted almonds on top! To cut easily, use a knife dipped into hot water.

If you are a wimp about eating raw eggs, then this recipe is not for you. I have made it a gazillion times and have never gotten ill from the raw eggs.

Warning: This pie is extremely rich and insisting on a large piece is only asking for trouble. Cut your pie into 12 pieces, and that should be plenty big for everyone.


Don't forget to enter the "name that calf contest"!

One more picture for you to drool over.

PS If you actually make the pie, you can drool on your fork as you put the pie into your mouth.

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