French Silk Chocolate Pie

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 baked (9-inch) pastry shell
Shaved chocolate (optional)
Chocolate leaves (optional)


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add chocolate and vanilla; beat 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes after each addition. Spoon filling into pastry shell. Chill at least 5 hours or until firm. Garnish with shaved chocolate and chocolate leaves, if desired.