Dan and I agree on most things in life except for one of the most important things: desserts! I love a decadent red velvet or dark chocolate cake, crème brûlée, homemade apple pie. He likes boxed cakes and French Silk Pie. I think that French Silk is the stupidest pie of all. Chocolate is for cake, not pie. And why the pastry crust? I don't get it.
Upon Dan's homecoming I like to do something nice for him. Just a little gift or a nice meal. I was thumbing through a cook book and found a recipe for his favorite dessert and decided I'd make one for him. And, I did. And, it was good. And, I'll probably stop making fun of F.S.P. cuz: yum. Here's the recipe if you'd like to make one for yourself!
Betty Crocker's French Silk Pie
PREP TIME 25 Min
TOTAL TIME 3 Hr 20 Min
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine or vegetable oil spreads)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
3/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate curls, if desired
Step 1: PASTRY
Step 2: FILLING
In medium bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and the chocolate. Gradually beat in egg product on high speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Pour into pie crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
Step 3: TOPPING
In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Top pie with whipped cream; garnish with chocolate curls.
Then, you scarf!