Double Chocolate Silk Cream Pie {a.k.a. the pie that got me married!}


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Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this beloved holiday, I thought I would post a recipe that is near and dear to my heart: double chocolate silk cream pie. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it. And did you know that this simple little pie has a history between Gordon and I?! I like to think it sealed the deal and made him realize that I was the girl for him. This pie has a tendency to do that. All you single girls, take note!! This pie is like fudge in an oreo shell – super chocolaty, rich, decadent, and sooooooooo yummy. My husband said it best when he stated “these pictures do not do this pie justice. No one can make this pie look as good as it tastes!” and I would have to agree with him. You have to try it to believe that it has magical powers. Seriously.

Let me explain…

In 2004, I met my wonderful husband in a college english class. He was one of the cutest boys I had ever seen. I could not take my eyes off of him and he made it hard to focus. The first day of class, I saw him across the room and I knew that I needed to get to know him. I didn’t know that years later I’d end up marrying the guy, but I knew I wanted to at that very moment. Thankfully, the professor of the class wanted to learn our names and organized us in alphabetical order. For some reason, it worked out that we sat front and center beside each other {I swear there was a higher power working on my behalf because L & G aren’t close in the alphabet at all!} So we became quick friends throughout the semester. I never had the courage to ask him out but I really really wanted to. He was cute, nice to everyone, soft spoken and had big muscles. I’m getting weak just typing that! {I liked him so much that I wrote about him in my journal and even signed my name Lauren Brennan at the end! HA! I was such a typical dumb girl!}

Anyways, about half way through the semester  he got himself a girlfriend! *GASP* I was shocked and heart broken. Completely heart broken. So after we finished that class, that was it and we lost contact! {At that time, there was no facebook that we had heard of, so how was I supposed to stalk him…..I mean…..keep track of him?}


Fast forward 3 years, I was a senior in college, getting ready to finish up my degree, traveling with my roommates, having a great time etc. etc. On a whim, I remember the boy named Gordon Brennan and try to find him on facebook. Eureka! He has a facebook account and {here’s the real shocker!} he was listed as single! Ding ding ding! We become friends and start messaging each other. A few weeks later, he comes into town to try and find housing for the next semester and we plan to meet up for a lunch date. I bring my roommate and she practically falls in love with him herself because, after all, what girl can resist big muscles. We go back to my apartment and talk and talk. He has to leave, but I invite him back for pie that evening. He tries the pie, and the rest is history! Turns out he was a chocoholic and couldn’t resist this treat! My roommates at the time tried it too and were amazed that something could taste THAT good. It’s seriously delicious. If you’re going to make any treat for Valentine’s Day this would be my choice for you.  We love love love this pie and I have to limit myself from making it as often as I want to because it’s pure cream and chocolate.


I truly wish I came up with this pie on my own, but it’s a recipe that my Mom’s friend found in an old Homemaker’s magazine. It uses lots of common ingredients and comes together relatively quickly. You will need to let this set on the counter and then in the fridge, but once the waiting is over, you will be shocked at how good it is. Do not be deceived by the simple look that this pie has. You will have monumental results if used in the correct fashion. It worked wonders for me! So, here is my beloved pie recipe. Find someone you love to enjoy this with!

{PS- I have some of this pie still left in my fridge! Any takers? I need to stop eating it!}

Double Chocolate Silk Cream Pie
taken from Homemaker’s Magazine
yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients:
for the crust-
1 1/2 cups OREO cookie crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter

for the filling-
5 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips {almost an entire regular sized package}

whipped cream for garnish, if desired

Directions:
Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter together until moist. Press into 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate while making filling.
Separate eggs. Lightly stir yolks and set aside.
Heat cream in a double boiler over simmering water until scalded. Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stream some hot cream into yolks to temper. Stir tempered egg yolks into double boiler with remaining cream. Cook over double boiler, whisking occasionally until it starts to thicken and coat spoon, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate chips. Pour into prepared shell and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap directly on filling and refrigerate 4-6 hours to overnight until plastic wrap comes off clean and pie is completely set and chilled. Cut into pieces and serve with whipped cream.

Recipe TIPS:
Your pie will NOT set if you do not thicken the cream and egg mixture long enough. If you are unsure whether or not the mixture is thick enough, continue cooking for another 5 minutes ensuring the water in your double boiler is at a simmer. This should continue to thicken the mixture. {Even if your pie doesn’t set, it’s still ridiculously delicious!}

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38 Responses to “Double Chocolate Silk Cream Pie {a.k.a. the pie that got me married!}”

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    Maria — February 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    What a cute story! thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine’s Day! The pie looks divine!

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    Katrina — February 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    This pie looks freaking awesome!

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    Faith — February 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    What a great story Lauren! Thanks for sharing. The pie looks really really good and I bet the taste is out of this world.

    Have a great Valentines day and a great week ahead.

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    Amy Diestler — February 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You left out the part between the those three lost years – when we would go “ring shopping,” and you would tell the jewler that you were picking out an engagement ring for your “finance,” Gordon Brennen, to give you. If we had only known . . . :-)

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    • Lauren — February 16th, 2011 @ 1:32 am

      I can’t believe you spelled Brennan wrong in this comment! C’mon Amy!

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    • Marilyn Brennan — February 16th, 2011 @ 3:58 am

      Oh my gosh, this is tooooo funny!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a lovely pie and picture of you and your husband! My hubby’s birthday is coming up soon and in honor of the day (also “Pi Day” 3.14 – I know, super geeky) I wanted to make him something just like this. I’ll be saving this recipe to try soon and am going to explore more of your yummy recipes! Happy Valentine’s Day! :) – Georgia

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    • Lauren — February 16th, 2011 @ 1:32 am

      Hope you and your husband like it, Georgia!

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    Donna — February 15, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I’m so gald you made the pie! You are such a darling couple!

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    • Donna — February 15th, 2011 @ 12:17 am

      that’s glad. . . sorry . . .

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    Amber — February 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    This looks amazing. Beautiful story too, you are a great looking couple!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — February 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I found your blog from TK and I think it is so cute! That is such a sweet story about how you met your husband. Isn’t it funny how we remember so many details in our lives by food? I wonder if guys do the same thing.

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    Sophia — February 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love Valentine’s Day desserts, and yours looks so, so delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Valentine’s Day Recipe Contest! You could win a GreenPan Stainless Steel Todd’s Perfect Gourmet Cook Set!

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    Marilyn Brennan — February 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Good descriptive words: shocker, beloved. Not only can a picture never look as good as this tastes, but words can’t describe it either. “Chocolate Silk” pretty much does it.

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    Kristina Vanni — February 16, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Wow….simply gorgeous! You MUST consider entering this (or other creations!) in our chocolate contest this week! http://www.betterrecipes.com/contest/

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    Sheena B — February 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Awwww. Such a cute story – I have a similar one involving vegetarian chili and cornmeal muffins. I am found of telling people who ask how my sweetie and I met “I fed him and he followed me home”….that was nearly eleven years ago. I think for our anniversary this year he gets your pie!

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    Denise — February 17, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Your story is as sweet as pie !!! The pie looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I could eat chocolate pie everyday and never get tired of it. Yours looks divine and I love your story, thanks for sharing.

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    Aida — February 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Did it, and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!:D

    Thanks for sharing!!!:)

    Best to all of you!:)

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    Cat Potter — February 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    making this tonight!! But I didn’t have oreos, so I made a graham cracker crust, hopefully it’s a good combo!

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    Vickii — March 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Hey Lauren,

    I love your blog! I came across it yesterday and have already bookmarked loads of recipes – now I have you to thank for hours I’ll spend baking (and eating!!) :) This pie looks amazing!! Considering I love chocolate, it was an instant ‘bookmark’!

    Love the story of you and your husband and I’ll remember to make this pie when I meet the guy I want to marry (Fingers crossed he has a sweet tooth!!)

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    hailey — March 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Hi Lauren,
    I made this and it was amazing! an absolute new favourite for sure!
    I put it up on my blog (http://www.naked-cup-cakes.com/2011/03/chocolate-silk-cream-pie.html)
    If you have a problem with me posting the recipe, please let me know! Also, I noticed one of my pictures is similar to yours (no-where near as nice, but my husband said it looked similar and that I should tell you) so if that is a problem, let me know as well :)
    I am still figuring out the rules and etiquette of the blogging world haha :)
    Thank you again for the amazing recipe! it was delicious!

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    Pam — March 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Lauren! I came across your blog a few months ago through your brother Matt :)
    Just wanted to let you know that I decided to make this pie for a dinner with my in-laws and it was AWESOME! I was a bit nervous to bring a dessert I had never made before, but it turned out really well and everybody loved it. Thanks so much!! ~Pam

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    Michelle — November 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Lauren! How fun to find your blog today…I follow “The Novice Chef” on twitter and I believe she re-tweeted one of your recipes and ta-dah…I am officially hooked on your site now and also follow you on twitter. That you’re in OR was a plus (my son is serving an LDS mission in the Portland area right now so am enjoying anything from Oregon…Tillamook ice cream has made it’s way to UT ~ YAY!!) and then the recipes are wonderful (I will be including some of them in a handout I am putting together for some young wives in our area, giving full credit to you and your site of course)…then the pictures of your cute family just sealed the deal…no brain-er, had to follow you! You’re adorable :) ~~Michelle

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Lauren this looks so rich and decadent. I want it! Love the Oreo crust!

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    Marina S — December 15, 2011 at 4:38 am

    love the story! very cute and sweet!

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    FrenchSilkPie — April 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Some chocolate pies are so disappointing. This is not one of them. Excellent texture, excellent flavor – just an awesome pie. Thanks for the recipe!

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    the cook — February 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Why not use those egg whites and make a meringue to top the pie? What else are you doing with the egg whites?

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    Susie — February 13, 2014 at 6:31 am

    This looks amazing, quick question though! Did you just crush up actual Oreo cookies with the filling left in the middle or buy plain Oreo crumbs?
    Thank you!

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    • Lauren — February 13th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

      I use the entire cookie!

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    CC212 — February 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Oh my goodness!! This is fantastic! I saw your recipe this last weekend, while we were snowed in and didn’t have enough eggs! I have been thinking about making this pie since then and just made it tonight. Definitely a keeper!! The only thing I changed was the crust. It was too much butter for me so I ended up adding an extra cup of crumbs. Everything else was absolutely perfect! I think I’m going to make mini cupcake size bites of this for a baby shower next month. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine — February 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This is so cute I could cry!!!! LOVE this story. And now, I can’t wait to try this pie. WOWOW.

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