Monday, February 10, 2014

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Are you a creamy dessert person?  Do you gravitate towards puddings and cream pies?  Do you consider coffee cake to be too dry?  Do you live here?  Um, I mean, you and Brian have a lot in common.  I tend to go for heartier desserts like crumb cake or biscotti.  He considers even New York style cheesecake to be too dry.  Ah, there's no accounting for taste.

Chocolate Mousse Pie
But, since Valentine's Day is coming up, I decided to make my Valentine a dessert I knew he'd love.  Creamy, silky and chocolatey with irresistible chocolate curls on top.  OK, I'll admit that even a coffee cake lover like myself thought it was a mighty fine pie.  Enjoy!












Ingredients

Crust:
1 1/2 Cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
1 Cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 Cup milk
3 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons sugar
8 oz. Prepared whipped topping
4 oz. Chocolate bar for topping

Chocolate Mousse Pie
Prepare the crust by mixing together the crushed chocolate graham crackers, sugar and melted butter.  (I used a food processor to crush my crackers.).  Press the crust into a 9" pie dish and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.  Allow the crust to cool.

Chocolate Mousse Pie
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl along with two tablespoons of the milk.  Microwave for 2 - 3 minutes or until the chips have melted.  Stir in the remainder of the milk and allow to cool slightly.

Beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.  Stir in the melted chocolate and fold in the whipping topping.  Pour the mixture into the cooled pie crust.  To make the chocolate curls, run a vegetable peeler down the edge of the room temperature chocolate bar.  This pie tastes best chilled so store in the refrigerator or freezer.  Makes approximately 8 servings.

15 comments:

  1. I'm with you. I'll take that coffee cake and cheesecake. However, chocolate pie? I wouldn't exactly turn down a piece.

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  2. Mmmmmm Brian is a good man. because he led to you making THIS PIE! Beaaaaautiful and so silky! eeeeeeeee!

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  3. I love chocolate pie, and I would like a slice of your gorgeous, creamy pie, now. I;'m not partial to desserts, I like them all.

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  4. Hi, love the look of this but am unfamiliar with "prepared whipped topping"
    Any help with making it myself would be greatly appreciated as it is not available here. Thanks

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    1. Hi Carole - the prepared whipped topping I buy is Cool Whip. If that's not available in your area, you can make your own whipped cream with 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream whipped with about a 1/4 cup of sugar (or however sweet you like it.) I hope that helps.

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  5. Luscious! What type of cocktail if any would pair with this?

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  6. Brian is a luck man to get to eat this! It looks so good - YUM!. Happy Valentines Day my friend. My life would be far less rich without you. I count your friendship among the most important things that has happened for me since I began to blog. xoxo!

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  7. Love those chocolate curls on top of your pie. They makes it look so elegant ;)
    Pinned!

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  8. My mother used to make a pie similar to this, and I've been able to duplicate it, much to my heart's (and stomach's) content. <3

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  9. I love every dessert you listed in this post and right now, I need this gorgeous chocolate mousse pie in my face. Brian is a lucky man!

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  10. This pie has my name in it (get it?). Therefore, this is mine :D

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  11. Forget a slice, just give me a big spoon and I'll start with those lovely chocolate curls and work my way down to the crust. Yum!

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  12. I'll never pass up crumb cake, but ohhhhh, this pie!!

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  13. This moussepudding dessert formula is a candy fans desire. You will be satisfied when you flavor this wealthy, delightful and wet dessert. Each attack is to be savored. This will truly become one of your preferred dessert dishes.

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