Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie

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Today would have been my Auntie L’s birthday.  And in true Laurie fashion I’ve been thinking about worrying about this pie for days.  I wanted it to be perfect.  Not too pudding-y or too dense and rich.  A perfect combination of both.

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie happened to be my Auntie L’s favorite pie.  With good reason.  She and I got along great.  Both Diet Coke drinking, chocolate eating fools.  In fact, she made the best peanut butter cookies, always with a chocolate kiss.  She truly loved life, the good and the bad.  With her passing (and that of my Grandpa’s) I’ve been on somewhat of a sentimental journey lately and it’s translating into the food I make.

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie #pie #chocolate

This pie is my own personal tribute to her on this special day.  So I researched and looked up page after page of chocolate silk pies and chocolate cream pies.  Some were baked, some were just custard, while others were a bit of both but nothing that I truly thought was worthy of making.  I have no doubt they each would be fabulous in their own right but not for my Aunt.  I wanted this one to be truly special.

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie #pie #chocolate

I got to work in the kitchen concocting this chocolate satin pie.  A perfect blend of light, airy, and decadent chocolate filling.  Even if it’s just special from the love and effort I put into it that’s okay with me.  Happy Birthday Auntie L.  I miss you more than words can say.

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: serves 10

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie


  • 30 chocolate wafer cookies (or 15 sandwich cookies with icing scraped off)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, such as Knox
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 chocolate bar, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a food processor crush the 30 cookies. Put them in a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Press into a 9” deep dish pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
  3. Filling
  4. Pour the water into a large bowl and sprinkle with gelatin. Set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan whisk the egg, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder until smooth. Cook over low heat until slightly thickened. Pour over the gelatin and stir until smooth.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of whipping cream by microwaving for 30 second increments, stirring between each set, until melted. Stir into the large bowl with the other ingredients. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  7. In a large bowl or stand mixer beat 2 cups of whipping cream until stiff. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the cookie crust and chill in the fridge until set.
  8. Whipped Topping
  9. Beat the remaining whipping cream until stiff, sprinkling with the 2 additional tablespoons of sugar. Spread over the pie then sprinkle with the grated chocolate.


Total time includes chilling time.

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  1. Carrian says:

    This is my favorite kind of pie! It looks perfect! I am sure your aunt would have loved it and I am sorry for your loss.

  2. I LOVE that you created this perfect replica of Marie Calendar’s pie! So sweet! And it looks beautiful AND delicious! LOVE

  3. Holly says:

    It looks perfect! I am sure she would have loved it. xo

  4. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love the story behind this, the perfect tribute! I bet it taste divine :)

  5. Cherish says:

    I loved this pie. Thank you. I will never again visit Marie Callender’s.


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