Getting ready for the fair...I have been practicing many different recipes...This is my favorite so far.
French Silk Pie
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 pound Belgium Chocolate (dark, semi-sweet)
1 pound 7 ounces sweet butter (softened)
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup toasted pecans (chopped)
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 baked graham cracker crust (recipe follows)
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Melt the chocolate with cream slowly in a double boiler. Meanwhile, whip the butter and sugar together in a mixer (DO NOT OVER WHIP) till just incorporated. Add eggs, whip again till just incorporated. Add chocolate mixture after chocolate is melted and still warm, stir by hand until smooth and the butter is completely melted. Then add vanilla and pecans, stir to incorporate and pour into a 10" springform pan lined with a graham cracker crust. Chill at least 6 hours or over night. Remove at least 2 hours before serving and serve at room temperature. This pie may be made 4 -5 days ahead but should be kept refrigerated.
Graham Cracker Crust
Makes one 10" crust
2-3 cups crushed graham crackers
4-6 ounces melted butter
Mix crumbs and butter together, press into a 10" springform pan and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.