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This Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin Pie Copycat recipe is spot on! The pie is rich and creamy, just like the Chocolate Satin Pie at the restaurant.
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Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin Pie has been a favorite of ours for years. We used to live close to a Marie Callender’s restaurant and we would buy this pie every time it went on sale. This pie is one you need to make when no one else is at home and hide it in the very back of the fridge, or it won’t last until you are ready to serve it for dessert!
This pie is very similar to the traditional chocolate french silk pie recipe that everyone loves. It is so rich, creamy, and smooth! Serve this chocolate satin pie along with pumpkin pie and some fruit pies. It’s definitely going on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner.
Ingredients for Creamy Chocolate Satin Pie
This recipe is pretty close to the original and much better than the frozen version you can buy at the grocery store. There are a few steps to getting the filling just right, but the extra steps are worth it. The filling is delicious!
- Oreos – Take about 18 Oreo cookies and scrape out the middle of the cream. You will only need the outside cookie for crushing.
- Butter – Melt the butter in the microwave to make the Oreo crust. The melted butter will be the glue to holding the pie crust together.
- Gelatin – I like to use the brand Knox. You will need the .25 ounce package.
- Egg – Whisk the egg into the filling.
- Milk – The more fat in your milk, the thicker and creamier it will be.
- Sugar – This is for balancing out the chocolate sweetness!
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – This will be cooked and heated in the saucepan.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips – Use your favorite kind of chocolate chips. Melt together with the whipping cream in a saucepan oven medium-low heat.
- Heavy whipping cream – This will be divided during the recipe. It will also help aid in thickening and giving the chocolate pie a creamy texture when melted with the chocolate chips.
Get ready to top off your pie with the homemade whipped topping that is amazing and delicious! Using an electric mixer on high speed, whip together the topping ingredients until there are stiff peaks formed. It is that simple! Add to the top of the pie for a dreamy, silky sensation!
- Whipping cream – The remaining whipping cream will be added to the whipped topping.
- Sugar – Added in for sweetness!
- Chocolate bar – Any chocolate will do. Use a grater and grate around the edges of the chocolate bar.
Some Tips and Changes to Satin Chocolate Pie
This chocolate satin pie is rich in flavor and always a family favorite during the holidays. Here are a few tips and ideas to help make it even better. Enjoy this delicious dessert pie just the way you like it!
- Place the Oreos into a food processor or blender until they are blended into fine crumbs.
- If you are wanting to make this pie on the healthier side, substitute margarine for the butter and use skim milk. Change the sugar to stevia, and use a dark chocolate rather than semi-sweet for heart benefits.
- Be careful when melting the chocolate chips in the microwave. They can burn easily and burnt chocolate tastes horrible, it turns dry and brittle and is no longer fit to use in the recipe. Stir well between each heating.
- Vanilla extract is always a favorite dessert ingredient. Add in a teaspoon to the topping or filling for extra flavor in the chocolate satin pie.
- The topping is so delicate and pretty with the piped homemade whipped cream. Since the pie is a cream liquid substance, place toothpicks around the pie to keep the plastic wrap from touching and clinging to the entire pie.
“This pie was so delicious!! You are totally right – it tasted just like the Marie Callender’s pie I used to eat when I was a kid!”-Anjali
Frequently Asked Questions
Chocolate satin pie starts with a chocolate cookie crumb crust layered with a rich, velvety chocolate filling, and topped with a homemade whipping cream. Garnish with extra chocolate flakes for presentation.
Both of these pies have a lot in common. They both have a chocolate mousse filling and topping of whipped cream. The difference between french silk pie and chocolate satin pie is the crust. French silk pie has a pastry crust and chocolate pie is usually an Oreo or crumb crust.
We were inspired by Marie Callender’s pie to make this chocolate satin pie. We know how famous and loved these pies are. Marie Callender’s most popular pie is the lemon meringue pie. It is slightly tart and sweet, then topped with a meringue that is perfectly golden on top.
Storing Classic Chocolate Satin Pie
This chocolate satin pie needs to be placed in the refrigerator when storing. It is best to lightly wrap this pie or use an air tight container that does not touch the topping. Place in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for 1 month. When ready to enjoy the frozen pie, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
More Pie Please!
Whether you’re gearing up for Thanksgiving Dinner, or hosting a pie night with friends, there is always room for another kind of pie at the table. Give these delicious options a try.
Our Version of Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin Pie
- Food Processor
- Blendtec Blender
- 18 OREO sandwich cookies with middles scraped out, 36 cookies total
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 package unflavored gelatin I used Knox
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 quart heavy whipping cream divided
- Remaining whipping cream 2 cups less 2 Tbsp
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 chocolate bar grated
For Cookie Crust:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the cookies in a food processor or blender and blend into fine crumbs.
- Add melted better to the crumbs and stir well.
- Press mixture into a 9" to 9 1/2" pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool before adding filling.
For the Filling:
- Sprinkle gelatin over the 2 Tablespoons of water. Set aside.
- Whisk egg, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan until smooth. Heat on stovetop on low, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Add mixture to gelatin and stir until smooth.
- Melt chocolate chips and the 2 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream in the microwave. Heat in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds and stir. Heat at additional 10 second increments, stirring well between each set until chocolate is smooth. Add to the bowl with the gelatin mixture, and stir well.
- Beat 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a mixer or large bowl until stiff. Gently fold whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. You have to sneak a taste it at this point – it is delicious!
- Pour completed filling into cookie crust and refrigerate until set.
For the Topping:
- Beat remaining whipping cream and sugar until stiff. Use to decorate the top of the pie.
- Sprinkle with grated chocolate.
How to Store Chocolate Satin PieThis chocolate satin pie needs to be placed in the refrigerator when storing. It is best to lightly wrap this pie or use an air tight container that does not touch the topping. Place in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for 1 month. When ready to enjoy the frozen pie, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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The filling in this is like a chocolate mousse. It tastes good, but calling this a copycat recipe of Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin pie is quite frankly ridiculous. The consistency and texture is nothing like chocolate satin!
This is amazing! I grew up new a Marie Callendar’s and missed this pie! New family favorite ❤️
Have you ever substituted the heavy cream for caned coconut milk?
No, we’ve never made that substitution. It might not set as well with coconut milk, but it will taste good.
Thanks for replying to my question! I was too impatient and tried it anyway and it tasted great 😊 I don’t know how different the texture was because I haven’t tried your original version. All I can say is it sets up nice and is so great that even my family who can eat dairy enjoyed it and were none the wiser! Thanks again for sharing💛 🍫 🥧 🙂
I made this for the first time for my brother. We use to live in Vegas and would get pies every February and October from Marie calendars. We now live in Oklahoma and don’t have them. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but was extremely impressed with the results. I doubled the recipe which ended up giving me enough filling for 3 pies. However I did cheat and just buy the already made Oreo pie crusts. I also used milk chocolate chips instead of semi sweet. I don’t know how much difference in taste it made but my pies tasted better than Marie calendars. So I definitely recommend this recipe. I’m about to make it again today.
Hi, I’m excited to try this recipe next weekend but can you please clarify the gelatin amounts? By one package, do you mean the equivalent of one envelope, so 0.25oz? Or 1oz?
One envelope, so 0.25 ounces!
This is the most delish pie ever!!!!!! I usually make a French Silk Pie but this one is right over the top! (The filling is also yummy as aa pudding)!
I found the instructions easy to follow and had no problems or issues with it at all and will certainly be making it from now on.
Thank you so very much for posting this very easy yummy pie.
I made this pie last night for my son’s birthday. Every year for at least 14 years we’ve gotten him a chocolate satin pie from M.C. But sadly, there is no restaurant near us anymore. I thought the pie was pretty good, though a little fluffier and less dense than the MC version. More of a mousse texture. Wondering what the difference could be. Also, it had barely any sweetness to it, between the semisweet chips (I used Ghirardelli) and only 4T of sugar. I’d try 5 or 6 T next time. Finally, I too had little bits of gelatin throughout the pie — at least a couple in every slice. Certainly not a dealbreaker, but I’d maybe not hydrate the gelatin quite as early in the process as I did. But thank you for the recipe! I’m guessing it’s as close as anybody’s going to get. 🙂
This is a wonderful recipe. I made it for my wife’s birthday and it was hit. Thank you.
I used a Macadamia nut crust from a Key Lime pie receipt that I had just made (which is wonderful). The pie was perfect and better than the one from the freezer at the store. Our Marie Calendar’s closed about a year ago and we missed this pie so i was happy to find it here. Thanks
Oh my goodness this looks so delicious and yummy! My daughter and husband are going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to give this a try!
This would be a crowd pleaser! And you are very right about been careful melting chocolate in the microwave!😂😂😂
I was once a victim, and the whole thing was not good at all.
Just the name of this pie gives it away – so smooth and delicious. Thanks for this lovely recipe.
Oh yum! What a delicious, decadent pie. Love that Oreo crust and the whipped cream piped around the top.
This pie was so delicious!! You are totally right – it tasted just like the Marie Callenders pie I used to eat when I was a kid!
I have everything I need for this dish, can’t wait to make it this weekend!
This pie is best ever! It is rich and velvety, everything I want in a chocolate pie! So darn delicious!
This is my husband’s favorite dessert in the whole world and the Marie Callender’s by our house closed. This recipe has been a lifesaver! I did, however, have to make a couple of modifications both times. The filling was WAY too much for one pie. Looking at the comments, I am the only person apparently having this issue, but I’ve made it twice and it’s been true both times. I end up having to have two pie crusts on hand to put the filling in — no one in my house complains about having two pies. Also, I agree that the butter to Oreo halves recipe is off. The amount in the recipe also didn’t make a pie crust that went up high enough on the sides of the pie pan. I used 24 Oreos (so 48 halves) instead this time and that worked much better. With these adjustments, this recipe is perfect!
Jessica, you’re right – it makes waaay too much for one pie. But no one in my house complained about extra pie filling, either!
The first time I tried making this, it didn’t turn out right but that was definitely my fault. I’ve now made it 3 times and the latter 2 turned out perfect! We think it’s even better than store bought! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂 My only question is, how long are you supposed to whisk the egg, cocoa, sugar and milk over heat? I ended up doing it for 12 minutes but I don’t know if that’s too long or not enough. It all turned out amazingly delicious but I want to find out the correct way.
It really depends on your pan and the burner. Your best bet is to whisk it over the heat until the mixture becomes obviously thickened.
I just made this today and the texture is definitely off. How long are you supposed to “Whisk egg, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan until smooth. Heat on stovetop on low, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened”? I think I didn’t keep it on the heat for long enough.
The timing definitely depends on your stovetop and the type of pan you use. You’ll notice the ingredients get obviously thicker and that’s when its ready!
This recipe was OK but not stellar. I’ve had the Marie Callender’s pie — and this recipe is close in a general sort of way but not the same. By the time you buy all the ingredients for the recipe, you’ve probably spent more than if you went to the grocery store and bought the Marie Callender’s pie. Note that there is a step missing in the recipe: The two different chocolate mixtures are never combined. (You figure that out on your own.) . I wouldn’t make this recipe again.
I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy the recipe. Thank you for bringing up the missing step – I will edit the directions to reflect that!
I bought a bag of cookies pieces. How much should I use since they aren’t whole cookies? I can measure them in ounces or how many cups of cookie crumbs should I end up with after I put them in the blender?
It is roughly 1 1/4 cups. Hope this helps!