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French Silk Pie PIN with Pie on plate and cup of coffee.

French Silk Pie with Graham Cracker Pecan Crust

A luscious chocolate pie with a wonderful graham cracker and pecan crust.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 808kcal
Author Creative Culinary


For the Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar

For the Filling:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp dried espresso or coffee
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 extra large eggs


  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Curls


Prepare the Crust:

  • Put the graham cracker crumbs into a food process and process until you have a fine crumb. Add the pecans and process until the nuts are a very small crumb and blended in.
  • Add the sugar and mix well, then slowly steam the butter into the dry ingredients and process until they come together.
  • Pat into a 9 inch pie plate and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes; just turning brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.

Prepare the filling:

  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Combine the sugar, cocoa, espresso and salt in a small bowl and whisk together. Add it to the butter mixture and beat for 5 minutes, scraping bowl often.
  • Add each egg separately and beat for a full 5 minutes after the addition of each egg. Scrape bowl often.
  • Pour the mixture into the cooled pie crust and smooth it out to the edges. Pipe whipped cream on top of pie and sprinkle with chocolate curls. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. Can be frozen too.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 808kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 461mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 60g