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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie! A crunchy Oreo cookie-crust is filled with light and luscious dark chocolate mousse. The pie is topped with a mountain of vanilla scented whipped cream and homemade chocolate curls.

Because we can’t have too many pies in the world, and because we can’t have too many chocolate desserts, I give you Chocolate Mousse Pie!

There are several steps to putting together this luscious treat. But most of the pie can be made well ahead of time. Believe me, it’s well worth the effort..

Scroll through the process photos to see how to make Chocolate Mousse Pie:

three photos showing how to prepare an oreo cookie crust
1. Grind the cookies to a powder and toss with melted butter. 2. Spread the crumbs evenly into a pie plate. 3. Press the crumbs firmly into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
a bowl with eggs and chocolate. A bowl with chocolate and whipped cream. A bowl with chocolate and whipped egg whites.
1. Whip the yolks and sugar and add the melted chocolate. 2. Fold the whipped cream into the eggs & chocolate. 3. Fold the egg whites into the mousse.
spreading chocolate mousse into a pie crust
Spoon the mousse into the pie crust while it’s still soft and spread it into an even layer.

How to make Chocolate Curls:

spreading chocolate into a thin layer on a work surface
Spread the melted chocolate into a thin layer onto a smooth surface.
a dough scraper scraping chocolate into curls
When the chocolate is barely set, use a bench scraper or the edge of a spatula to scrape the chocolate to form curls and flakes.
chocolate curls
The curls will break into irregular pieces as you make them. You can see the piece on the left was made before the chocolate was set.

Helpful Hints for making Chocolate Mousse Pie:

  • It’s not absolutely necessary to bake the crust, but I like the toasted flavor and crunchy texture from a few minutes in the oven.
  • Once you start folding the chocolate base, cream and whipped egg whites together work quickly. You want to spread the mousse into the crust before the mousse sets.
  • To work ahead, the crust can be made several days in advance and kept, covered, at room temperature.
  • You can fill the crust with the mousse up to two days ahead. Once the mousse is set cover the pie with a sheet of plastic wrap to keep the surface from drying out. Add the whipped cream and chocolate curls the day you’re serving the pie.
  • When serving the pie, wipe the knife with a wet cloth between cuts for a clean slice.
  • If the crust is sticking to the pan, run the tip of a small spatula or knife between the crust and the pan to separate them.

Love the mousse but want to skip the crust. Check out this recipe for Classic Chocolate Mousse.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, I’d really appreciate a 5-star review.

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Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe

Chocolate Mousse Pie! A crunchy Oreo cookie-crust is filled with light and luscious dark chocolate mousse. The pie is topped with a mountain of vanilla scented whipped cream and homemade chocolate curls.
Prep Time1 hr
Bake Time10 mins
10 slices

Ingredients

Chocolate Oreo Crust

  • 36 Oreo cookies (One 14.3 oz package)
  • 3 oz melted butter (6 tablespoons)

Chocolate Mousse

  • 16 oz heavy Cream (2 cups)
  • 10 oz semi sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 5 ea egg yolks (large eggs)
  • 1 oz dark rum (optional)
  • 4 oz granulated sugar (1/2 cup, divided)
  • 2 each egg whites (large)

Topping

Instructions

Chocolate Oreo Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a food processor grind the Oreos to a powder. Put the Oreo crumbs into a medium bowl. Sprinkle the melted butter over the crumbs and toss to combine. Pour the crumbs into a 9" pie plate. Press the crumbs onto the bottom and sides of the pan. Bake 10 for minutes.
    36 Oreo cookies, 3 oz melted butter
  • Take the pan out of the oven and set it aside to cool completely.

Chocolate Mousse

  • Whip the cream to soft peak and it aside while you prepare the other ingredients. Melt the chocolate and set aside.
    16 oz heavy Cream, 10 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • Combine the yolks, 1/2 the sugar and the optional rum in a mixer bowl. Set the bowl with the yolks over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water). Whisk until the mixture is warm to the touch. Don't throw away the water, you'll use it for the whites too.
    5 ea egg yolks, 4 oz granulated sugar, 1 oz dark rum
  • Move the bowl to the mixer (or use a hand mixer) and whisk until the yolks are completely cooled and have lightened in color and texture. Whisk the melted chocolate into the yolk mixture in thirds. Fold the cream into the chocolate base.
  • Combine the egg whites with the remaining sugar in a heatproof mixing bowl. Set the bowl over the pan of simmering water and heat to 160F, stirring constantly. Remove the whites from the heat and whip to full peak and completely cooled. Fold the whites into the mousse.
    2 each egg whites
  • Spoon the mousse into the prepared pie crust while it is still soft. Smooth to an even layer and refrigerate until set.
  • Combine the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip to full peak. Spread the cream over the mousse. If desired, decorate the top of the pie with chocolate curls or sprinkles. Serve immediately or chill until serving.
    12 oz heavy Cream, 2 oz confectioner's sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • To make chocolate curls spread the melted chocolate into a thin layer over a smooth surface like marble, granite or quartz. Allow the chocolate to barely set then use the edge of a bench scraper, spatula or knife to scrape the chocolate off the surface. It should form large flakes and curls as you scrape.

Equipment

Pyrex Glass Pie Plate 
KA Stand Mixer
My Book
KA Hand Mixer
Bench Scraper
Kitchen Scale

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1401IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
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