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no bake chocolate mousse pie on nut pie crust

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Posted by: Ari Laing

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 Laing
slice of chocolate mousse pie
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4.15 from 7 votes

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 Laing


  • 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


  • Dissolve the espresso powder. In a small bowl, dissolve instant 1 tsp espresso powder in 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract with a whisk or fork.
  • Melt the chocolate. In a microwave safe bowl, combine 6 oz chocolate chips or chocolate shavings, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 Tbsp water. Heat in a microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each addition, until melted and smooth. Place in refrigerator to cool slightly.
    chocolate and butter melted in a small bowl
  • Cook the eggs. Add 2 egg yolks, 2 tsp sugar, and the espresso-vanilla mixture to a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes, being careful not to overcook the eggs (or they'll scramble).
  • Stir in the eggs. Pour the cooked egg mixture into chocolate, then stir until very smooth. Return to the fridge.
    filling for a chocolate mousse pie in a small bowl
  • Whip heavy cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk ¾ cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the heavy cream into the slightly cooled chocolate mixture until no streaks of cream remain.
  • Assemble the pie. Gently pour the chocolate mousse into the pie crust, smoothing out the top with a spatula. Place in a fridge to set, about 2-3 hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and serve. When ready, whip remaining ¾ cup heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment on medium-high speed. When soft peaks form, add 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Spoon the whipped cream on top of chocolate mousse pie, then sprinkle ¼ cup chocolate shavings on top. Serve immediately.
    chocolate mousse pie with homemade whipped cream


  • 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.  


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