Sweet little keto French Silk Pie for two. This decadent no-bake dessert is creamy and rich, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. This post is sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.
I have discovered the magic that is French Silk Pie, and I intend to make the most of it. Better yet, I have discovered that French Silk Pie can easily be made keto-friendly. Which could spell trouble, because I might be tempted to eat the whole darn thing myself!
Enter these adorable little mini French Silk Pie Cups that serve only two people. Phew! Now if my sweet tooth gets the better of me, I won’t do nearly as much damage. And these are so easy to make that I can whip up a batch any old time.
I will admit, though, that this Keto French Silk Pie recipe is so rich, I could actually barely eat half of one in a sitting. So I stretched my little dessert cup out for two nights.
I cannot speak to what happened to my husband’s share. It may have disappeared into his gullet in one big bite…
The importance of organic free-range eggs
Traditional French silk pie uses raw eggs in the filling, which requires choosing your eggs wisely. For me, that means using eggs that are not just organic, but that are also free range and come from hens that have the proper access to the outdoors and plenty of space to roam; like Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, a brand I know I can trust.
I have avoided factory farm eggs for a long time now, for so many reasons. It’s simply awful to think of hens being crammed together in small spaces and never seeing the light of day.
It’s not only inhumane, but it’s also dirty, and the risk of contamination is that much greater.
Eggs from small family farms that allow their chickens to behave like chickens, to roam and peck freely are clearly better for the animals, but they are also better for the environment and better for the consumer. This is why I support Pete and Gerry’s and recommend their eggs above so many others.
Keto-fying French Silk Pie
I first took a stab at keto French silk pie in my cookbook Easy Keto Desserts. I made bars out of them, and they were so delicious that I’ve been thinking about doing another silk pie recipe ever since.
Besides the sugar, the main ingredients in French silk pie are already quite low carb. Butter, eggs, and unsweetened chocolate are all excellent choices for a keto diet. So the filling is quite easy to “de-carb”.
Of course, the crust of a traditional pie is usually made with flour, but almond flour pie crust makes an excellent substitute.
For this mini version for two, I chose to skip a baked crust, and I simply pressed a little mixture of almond flour, cocoa powder, powdered sweetener, and butter into the bottom of my dessert cups.
One of the critical steps in creating the rich, creamy filling is beating in the egg for 5 minutes. Trust me, this is important, so don’t skip it. The mixture will become creamy and look pretty great within a minute, but the added beating time increases the volume and makes it incredibly silky and smooth. Hence the name French silk.
I also had fun decorating these with little chocolate hearts. I simply melted a bit of sugar-free (not unsweetened) chocolate, piped it onto waxed paper, then refrigerated until set.
If you’re a chocoholic like I’m a chocoholic, you need to make these adorable little Mini French Silk Pies!
Please see the full recipe for Keto French Silk Pie HERE.
Food energy: 395kcal
Total fat: 36.12g
Total dietary fiber: 3.41g