French Silk Pie is a very delicious pie, often made sweet, especially using softened butter, white sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and sweetened whipped cream. A hot favorite for many over a couple of decades, French silk pie is often made on a single pie crust. The flaky crust along with its sweetened whipped cream filling and with the sometimes chocolate toppings, gives the French silk pie a melt-in-the-mouth texture. In fact, the French silk pie owes its name to the silky-fine and smooth texture it displays. The ordinary French silk pie doesnâ€™t always include chocolate in any of its bar, syrup or chip forms, instead it is the chocolate French silk pie, a close variation of the original, that makes melted unsweetened or semisweet baking chocolate a must in the recipe.