French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (2024)

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After eating and loving French Silk Pie for years, having no idea how to make it, I finally found an incredibly easy and amazing French Silk Pie recipe I’m sharing today. Plus, I’m sharingsome musings after watching the movie McFarland USA.

This is going to be one of those blog posts that really has absolutely nothing to do with the recipe, and for that I apologize. I wanted to talk about one thing, but I also wanted to share a recipe for French Silk Pie, and couldn’t figure out a way to get the two of them to make any sense together. So, you’ll just have to get a French Silk Pie recipe with a dose of nothing related to it.

Our family sawthe movie McFarland USA over the weekend and LOVED it. If you haven’t seen it, I implore you to take yourself, your family, anyone you know to see it. It is a fantastic family movie with an incredible message aboutmaking a difference.

I’m going to talk more about this in a future post, but it’s become really clear to me, after some recent life events and watching McFarland USA, how much one person can make a difference in someones life. After watching the movie I wasalso reminded ofhow privileged my kids are…which is what I want for them, but I also would love for them to have empathy, understanding and to not be spoiled rotten. I don’t know how to go about doing that…to have them be appreciative of where they are and who they are, but also help them realize how very good they have it. How do you do that with your kids? I would love suggestions, if you have some to spare.

Anyway, those are some of my random musings for today. Like I said, it has nothing to do with French Silk Pie, but I hope you are ok with that!

This French Silk Pie recipe is from Kelly at Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen. She doesn’t actually have this recipe on her blog (I found it from but she has some amazing variations that I can’t wait to try. It was honestly the easiest pie I probably have ever made, and it tasted amazing! And yes, I used a pre-made graham cracker crust because I was in a hurry…and I have zero shame about that.

If you need an impressive dessert that takes very little time, give Kelly’s French Silk Pie recipe a try! Enjoy!

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Kelly's French Silk Chocolate Pie

A decadent yet simple French Silk Chocolate Pie. If you need an impressive dessert in a hurry, this pie is exactly that!

Course Dessert

Prep Time 30 minutes minutes

Total Time 30 minutes minutes

Servings 6 servings

Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 keebler 8-inch graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 teaspoon quality vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Cool Whip
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish


  • Melt unsweetened chocolate squares in the microwave. Set aside to cool.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy.

  • Mix in melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla.

  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at least 5 minutes between each addition and scraping sides of the bowl to incorporate all the sugar. (Do not underbeat...this step is essential to a light in texture French Silk Pie).

  • Continue beating 5 additional minutes.

  • Spoon and smooth into pre-made graham cracker crust.

  • Chill until set, about 1 hour.

  • Serve topped with Cool Whip and chocolate shavings.


Recipe from Kelly at Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen on

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  1. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (6)Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    This movie is on our list to see! It’s been recommended by so many! And this pie – you say easy chocolate pie and I am on it!

    • French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (7)Kristen says

      You must must must go see it. It is so good! You’ll love it!

  2. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (8)Sara Tetreault says

    Hi Kristen!
    I wanted to see what you thought of the movie because my daughter’s cross country team got an exclusive invite to the premier but we couldn’t make it. Her track and cross country teams has competed at state and they work so hard! She has totally gotten me back into racing – which has been very fun because while I’m a runner, I haven’t raced this much in years.
    As for raising kids ~ it’s a toss up! Well, not really but parents can’t take all the blame when things go wrong or all the credit when things go right. 🙂
    My kids (son, senior in high school and daughter, sophom*ore in high school) have had what most would consider a ‘privileged’ life – piano lessons, travel to Europe, and a nice home. They both work hard at school and at home (chores – laundry, cooking, house cleaning) and are appreciative. They thank us (parents) when we cook, clean up something, etc. because they know the work involved. Kids having responsibility and not simply privileges makes a difference.
    Happy Wednesday to you! I’ll be seeing you in my hometown next month at the Indulge Conference. xo

  3. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (9)allie@ThroughHerLookingGlass says

    Beautiful French Silk Chocolate Pie. YAY! And we’ve been wanting to go see McFarland at our house ever since we saw the previews when we were watching Unbroken. Thanks for more info., sounds like a winner! (McFarland also happens to be my sister and mother’s middle names…family name)

  4. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (11)Baba says

    Take kids and YOURSELF to go volunteer to help serve a lunch meal to the more unfortunate. Give your time and service with them –all must go together. Then discuss what they saw. Then say let’s do this for a month going once a week. The appreciation will be felt by the other workers and the people who receive. It is just seeing life from another perspective. This has to be a humbling experience, and your efforts will help others for the time you and the kids are there.

  5. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (12)Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life says

    I’ll have to check this movie out for sure! Perhaps while eating some of this delicious pie.
    I went to a Catholic school for 13 years while growing up, and I have to say that the in-built service to others that we did throughout the school year is something I have missed during my adult years. I used to work in the health care sector and that fulfilled that part of me nicely, but now that I don’t I notice a big hole in my heart where that service used to sit. I am planning on volunteering, or moving into a more service focused role in the next year or so, and I’m hoping that will help.
    I’m sure your kids are aware of their privilege, especially if you are exposing them to movies like this, but perhaps some family volunteering role (we used to help another family with re-housing refugees) might help? Good luck, and let me know how you go so I can be prepared for the same conundrum when I (eventually) have kids of my own 🙂

  6. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (14)Cookbook Queen says

    Such a gorgeous pie — chocolate pie is my husband’s favorite! Adding that movie to our family movie night list 🙂

  7. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (15)Jessica says

    I didn’t even notice the foil pan until you said so. Looks beautiful! And, yes, I’ve been wanting to see that movie. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (16)TidyMom says

    The pie is gorgeous and I was telling the girls about that movie just the other night – we need to go see it!

  9. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (17)Maureen says

    I also would like to see the movie McFarland. I heard that it’s a good movie. And your pie also looks good. Very delicious I must say. And really gorgeous to see!

  10. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (18)Merry Lu says

    French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (19)
    No worries, Kristen, about this blog post, because it’s perfect – French silk pie goes with EVERYTHING! 🤗

  11. French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts (20)Brittney says


    This recipe is so delicious! Do you have any tips on getting the chocolate more blended? I get little tiny bits of chocolate in the aftermath. I’m thinking I may not be letting the chocolate cool enough or maybe it’s actually that I’m letting it cool too much?

    Thank you for your help!

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