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
I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe! I wonder though if you have any idea how much I’d have to multiply it to make a standard sized pie.
I think you would need to triple it or quadruple it at least.
I see no recipe
Click the link that takes you to the Pete and gerry’s website.
Rebecca Watson says
You are a genius! Every recipe turns out perfect every time.
Dawn Gaye says
Ok I am calm now! I really want to support Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs and I want to make ALL your dessert recipes;)
This is the second recipe where I almost freaked out when I saw the carb count. The other one so far was the lemon cheesecake. Maybe mention to Pete & Gerry to revise the way they show carb counts? Those of us who refer back to your site are fine, but someone looking at keto recipes on the P&G site might be put off or give up if they are not familiar with your site too . Your readers know you’d never consider a carb count so high to be keto!
I am thinking of talking to them about it. At the very least, they need a disclaimer!
Absolutely delicious, and easier than I imagined. Even the cute little chocolate hearts. <3 We will make this often! =)
Is there a way to heat the egg, if I can’t get the good kind? I want to make this right away! ????
There are some French silk recipes where you gently whisk the egg in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, constantly whisking until it reaches 160F on an instant read thermometer.
The recipe says each serving has 33 carbs and 3 grams fiber?????
Hi Penny… you should check my nutritional information at the end, since theirs is probably counting the erythritol, which has zero impact on blood sugar and should not be counted as a carb at all. That’s where the discrepancy comes in.
Oopsy on me….I do plan to try this one!!!!!!
Glad we sorted that out. 🙂
I saw this recipe when I got home from an icky medical test. It was the perfect, easy, indulgent treat for my take-it-easy day. Thank you for your recipes, your humor, your wonderful books, and most of all your integrity as a blogger.
Bravo to you for supporting small family farm raised eggs. I also prefer my chickens not be maltreated on my behalf …happy free roaming chickens, better eggs. Very much worth the extra pocket change.
Agreed, Deb! There really is no reason for such horrible conditions for animals
We couldn’t agree more, Deb. Thank you so much for supporting humane practices and small family farms that raise their flocks with pride and integrity!
I don’t see the actual recipe list, am I missing something?
You’re missing the big link that says “Please see the full recipe here”
I believe that there is a mistake in the carb count on the recipe at the link site.
Mary Anna says
Note the yellow box above on this page… she talks about why erythritol carbs are removed from the final carb count.
There isn’t… they are just counting the carbs in erythritol, which should not be considered as it has no impact on blood sugar.
diana irie says
Its confusing me as well. I think the carb count is too high for me
If you are on a keto diet, please use my nutritional information listed in this blog post. Erythritol has carbs but they have no impact on blood sugar and should not be treated as a carb. I test my own blood sugar and see this on a daily basis. There are many major studies that support this.