Wagon Wheel French Chocolate Silk Pie

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For many years, Major Petrie’s Wagon Wheel Playhouse in Warsaw, IN, included a restaurant at the top of the hill. It was sold in 1970. This silky French chocolate pie was a favorite at the restaurant

Makes 1, 8-inch pie


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs (use pasteurized for safety)
  • Baked pie shell
  • Whipped cream to garnish


In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream ½ cup butter with ¾ cup sugar until light and fluffy. Melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power. Blend melted chocolate and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating a full 5 minutes after each addition. Pour mixture into small baked pie shell and chill the pie. Garnish with whipped cream. Serve very cold.

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