Rich Brownie French Silk Pie Recipe

Last Updated on August 2, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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This French silk pie recipe with a brownie crust is life-changing! It’s the silkiness of traditional French silk chocolate pie with a gooey brownie crust that you won’t be able to resist.

Brownie French Silk Pie Recipe

Okay, you’ve never had a french silk pie like this and it’s a must-try! The chewy and gooey brownie crust makes a great dessert even better.

brownie french silk pie recipe on a blue plate with whipped cream and chocolate

And no, this dessert is not complicated to make. In fact, you’ll only be in the kitchen for about 15 minutes! Then all you have to do is let it sit in the fridge to set up and it’s all ready to go. 

Whether it’s for family night at home or for a room full of guests, this French silk chocolate pie is just what you need. 

I have to warn you though if you are a chocolate lover like me, this dessert can be pretty addicting!

french silk pie recipe with brown crust on a white plate

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This French silk pie recipe with brownie crust is so easy to make but always impresses my guests. I love a good mix up on a classic dessert!

Ingredients

process shot of french silk pie recipe
  • 1 fudge brownie mix, 9×13 pan size
  • 4 oz baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 16 oz tub whipped topping, thawed

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How to Make a Brownie French Silk Chocolate Pie

brownie french silk pie recipe on blue and white plates

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make this French silk pie recipe, start by preparing the fudge brownie mix according to the package’s directions in a 9×13 glass baking dish.
  • Once baked, remove the brownie and let it cool completely in the pan.
  • Next, you can start your silk pie mixture. Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat the mixture with a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined and smooth.
  • Add the whipped topping and fold it in gently to the mixture. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and the butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate. Continue melting in 15-second increments until the chocolate and butter are melted, smooth, and well combined.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and fold together until it’s just combined.
  • Pour the French silk chocolate pie mixture over the cooled brownies and spread it evenly. 
  • Cover the baking dish and let it sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours to set. 
  • Enjoy the brownie pie as is or top it with whipped cream and chocolate. Enjoy!
brownie french silk pie recipe with bite taken out

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • You can use any chocolate that you like, but I find that baking chocolate melts the easiest. Chocolate chips are great, especially if you like a sweeter chocolate, but they have a tendency to seize up easily. To avoid this, just make sure that you are microwaving a little at a time and you don’t overheat the chocolate.
  • Be careful to get the right package of brownie mix! You want to make sure that you’ll have enough for a 9×13 pan. If you can’t find any larger-sized mixes, just grab 2 packages of the 9×9 size and it should work just as well!
  • Try not to overmix the french silk mixture. You want it to be light and fluffy and if you do too much mixing you will knock the air out of it. Instead, gently fold the mixture with a rubber spatula just until ingredients are mixed together.

Storage

Store this brownie French silk pie recipe right in the baking dish covered with plastic wrap or a lid. Keep it in the fridge and it should last 3-4 days. 

What chocolate should I top this french silk pie recipe with?

I’m a big believer that you can’t go wrong with any kind of chocolate. Mini chocolate chips and chocolate shavings work great for this recipe!

But our personal favorite is adding some homemade chocolate sauce to the top of this yummy dessert. You can top it with chocolate sauce when you serve or you can even pour some on top of the French silk mixture and swirl it in before letting the dish set. 

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Brownie French Silk Pie Recipe

brownie french silk pie recipe topped with chocolate and whipped cream

This french silk pie recipe with a brownie crust is life-changing! It’s the silkiness of traditional french silk chocolate pie with a gooey brownie crust that you won’t be able to resist.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 fudge brownie mix, 9x13 pan size
  • 4 oz baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 16 oz tub whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  1. To make this French silk pie recipe, start by preparing the fudge brownie mix according to the package’s directions in a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  2. Once baked, remove the brownie and let it cool completely in the pan.
  3. Next, you can start your silk pie mixture. Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined and smooth.
  5. Add the whipped topping and fold it in gently to the mixture. 
  6. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and the butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  7. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate. Continue melting in 15-second increments until the chocolate and butter are melted, smooth, and well combined.
  8. Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and fold together until it’s just combined.
  9. Pour the French silk chocolate pie mixture over the cooled brownies and spread it evenly. 
  10. Cover the baking dish and let it sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours to set. 
  11. Enjoy the brownie pie as is or top it with whipped cream and chocolate. Enjoy!

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