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No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

No-bake chocolate mousse pie is a creamy, refreshing way to end any meal. It's topped with homemade lightly sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings, and uses the new walnut crust by Diamond of California. So quick, so chocolatey, and so simple!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
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No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Quick and simple chocolate mousse is piled high into a prepared walnut pie crust then topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse recipe, how to make chocolate mousse, how to make mousse pie, no-bake mousse pie, simple pie recipe, thanksgiving pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract can substitute water
  • 1 tsp instant espresso
  • 1 Diamond of California walnut pie crust
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped or chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream divided
  • 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate shavings for serving

Instructions

To make chocolate mousse

  • In a small bowl, dissolve instant espresso powder in vanilla extract with a whisk or fork.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate, butter, and water. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each addition, until melted and smooth. Place in refrigerator.
    chocolate and butter melted in a small bowl
  • Add egg yolks, sugar, and instant espresso to a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour cooked egg mixture into chocolate then stir until smooth. Return to fridge.
    filling for a chocolate mousse pie in a small bowl
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk ¾ cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold heavy cream into chocolate mixture until no streaks of cream remain.
  • Gently pour mousse into Diamond of California walnut pie crust, then transfer to a fridge to set, about 2-3 hours.

To serve

  • When ready, whip remaining ¾ cup heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium-high speed. When soft peaks form, add confectioner's sugar. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Spoon on top of chocolate mousse pie, then sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.
    chocolate mousse pie with homemade whipped cream

Notes

Pie can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated until needed, then topped with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings when ready to serve.
NOTE that if you double or triple the recipe, the INSTRUCTIONS will not reflect the updated quantities for  heavy cream! You'll need to double or triple those quantities (as updated in the recipe) when you get to that part of the instructions.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 19.5g | Saturated Fat: 12.1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15.1g
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