No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie

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No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie (or chocolate pie) recipe uses a homemade graham cracker crust OR ready-made pie crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and fancy chocolate curls for a beautiful presentation.

No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie (or chocolate pie) recipe uses a homemade graham cracker crust OR ready-made pie crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and fancy chocolate curls for a beautiful presentation.

‘Tis the season for no-bake dessert recipes and keeping that kitchen nice and cool!  Can we all agree that using the oven in the warmer months is just an all-around bad idea?  I am sitting here in 95 degree Orlando, Florida heat as I write this and it is reminding me of how my kitchen feels in the summer when I am constantly baking.  I do not tend to “go green” in the summer and make my air conditioner work extra hard. Enter this No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie made with Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar!

No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie (also known as chocolate pie) recipe uses a homemade cinnamon graham cracker crust OR ready-made pie crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and fancy chocolate curls for a beautiful presentation.

This is my new favorite sugar to bake with and also to use as a sweetener for many other things, such as coffee and tea.  Their sugar cane is grown in sun-kissed organic fields, and then the sugar is lightly refined, creating a great tasting sweetener that really stands out above the rest.  There is a subtle molasses flavor in these sugar crystals which I think went perfectly with the flavors of my No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie.  My organic-eating friends will especially enjoy this sugar because they are certified organic AND Fairtrade certified which means fair prices and opportunities for small-scale sugarcane farmers to invest in their communities.

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The entire pie is no-bake if you use a ready-made crust or even make your own graham cracker crust. I provide you with both options in the recipe directions because options are nice, right?  A homemade graham cracker crust is really a no-brainer and super simple, but feel free to buy a pre-made pie crust if you are really short on time. I know there are some good and tasty ones out there!  I’m just getting you primed for a no-bake summer.

This No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie will surely win the affections of your friends and family with it’s rich, creamy flavor. It is perfect for serving at any summer party, but I make this for many occasions throughout the year. Chocolate is always in season, right?

No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie, chocolate pie, recipe uses a homemade cinnamon graham cracker crust OR ready-made pie crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and fancy chocolate curls for an impressive presentation.

Top this pie with homemade whipped cream (you can buy the frozen whipped topping if you need to save time) to take this over the top.  If you’re feeling sassy, add some super fancy chocolate curls and a sprinkling of cinnamon to the top.  I used dark chocolate for the curls to give a balance to the sweet chocolate in the pie. I learned in my Flavor Bible I got for Christmas last year how you can use one chocolate to mellow out the flavor or another chocolate – and it works beautifully.  Your pie will definitely be looking it’s best with the extra adornments!

Easy No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie, chocolate pie, recipe uses a homemade graham cracker crust OR ready-made pie crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and chocolate curls for a pretty presentation.

You can grab a bag of Tate+Lyle® Sugars  in the sweetener aisle at your local Walmart.  They also have a great Tate+Lyle® Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar that adds a nice crunch to baked goods!  Make sure you check out the product locator page to find it in a store near you.  I also have more chocolate recipes you can find at the link in this sentence.  Enjoy!

Tate Lyle Organic Pure Cane Sugar Photo

No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 8
 
No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie recipes uses a ready-made pie crust OR homemade graham cracker crust, rich chocolate filling, sturdy, homemade whipped cream, and fancy chocolate curls for a beautiful presentation.
Ingredients
Crust (if making homemade, can use pre-baked pie crust):
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Filling:
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Chocolate curls and/or chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
Crust:
  1. Blend together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, cinnamon and granulated sugar until it starts to clump together.
  2. Press the graham cracker crust into a 9 inch pie pan.
Filling:
  1. In a small saucepan, beat granulated sugar and eggs with whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until instant-read thermometer reads 160°F. Mixture should thicken a bit and coat back of metal spoon - you don't want it to be too runny.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate until fully melted and smooth. Cool slightly; mix in softened butter until well incorporated.
  3. Add cinnamon and mix thoroughly. Let cool until just warm; stir occasionally as it cools.
  4. In large bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks begin to form.
  5. Fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture; pour into your pie crust. Top pie with remaining whipped cream (I made extra whipped cream because I like a LOT of whipped topping on my pie. Feel free to do so, also, but it's not necessary).
  6. Garnish with chocolate curls or chocolate shavings and a dusting of cinnamon (optional). You can make chocolate curls by using a vegetable peeler to peel off chocolate length-wise from a 6 ounce bar of semi-sweet or dark chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve or for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

11 Responses to “No-Bake Cinnamon French Silk Pie”

  1. May 26, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    It’s going to be 90+ degrees today but I still want dessert (of course). This looks awesome and perfect for a hot day like today!

  2. May 26, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    This is one stunning pie – I adore no-bake desserts – but even after saying that, I do turn my oven on in the middle of summer – yup – I have issues! BTW – its 95 in Orlando and summer hasn’t even started! Wow!

  3. May 26, 2016 at 10:02 AM #

    ooohhhh I love organic cane sugar!!! This brand looks fantastic! And this pie looks SO silky and delicious and perfect!

  4. May 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

    I love the chocolate curls on the top and love the tip about balancing out chocolate flavours too 🙂 🙂 This is the perfect Summer Pie!!

  5. May 26, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    Okay, the addition of cinnamon here is just brilliant because cinnamon and chocolate = extra special.

  6. May 26, 2016 at 12:14 PM #

    No bake desserts are perfect for hot summer months, and your presentation is simply stunning! Pinned and Yummed!

  7. May 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    I’ll take the entire pie please! This looks so good that I want it all to myself!

  8. May 27, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    Chocolate and pie are most definitely always in season. I’ll take two, please!

  9. May 27, 2016 at 9:10 PM #

    I absolutely love this! And I love that it’s no bake. I hate turning on the oven in the summer in the heat. Pinning for later 🙂

  10. May 29, 2016 at 1:03 PM #

    Your pie turned out amazing! I remember I used to love silk pie when I was a kid and I’ve been wanting to make one but haven’t. This is enough to make me want to jump right in for a bite. Looks so silky smooth! No-bake is very smart right now, too!

  11. May 31, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

    That sugar AND pie look divine!!! Must try it… asap.

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