Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe


Cal/Serving: 789
Daily Value: 39%
Servings: 6

Vegetarian, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A1395IU28%
Vitamin C0mg1%
Thiamin (B1)0mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg14%
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Vitamin B60mg2%
Folic Acid (B9)34µg8%
Vitamin B120µg3%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K12µg15%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated21g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated3g0%
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Chocolate Mousse Pie
Ellen Silverman

I am including this pie for my brother, who requested this dessert for every family event from the time he was tiny until he entered his 20s and lost his taste for sweets (a strange, inexplicable event in our family that I feel validates my childhood taunting that he was adopted). If you feel like a milk chocolate mousse, substitute milk chocolate for the bittersweet. 

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  • 12 ounces (340 grams) bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or bittersweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons (55 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup (75 milliliters) strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon rum or Cognac
  • 2 cups (480 milliliters) heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce (30 grams) bittersweet chocolate or 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Crumb Crust*


In a large, heatproof bowl or the top pan of a double boiler, combine the chocolate, butter, coffee, and rum. Set over (not touching) barely simmering water and stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes. 

In a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, combine 1 ½ cups (360ml) of the cream and the vanilla and whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. (Or, use a large bowl and a handheld mixer or a whisk.)

Fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Then, fold in the remaining whipped cream just until combined. It's better to have some streaks of cream in your mousse then to stir the mixture until it loses its airiness. Cover the mousse and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. 

Line six ½-pint (24-ml) jars with the crumb crust. Whip the remaining ½ cup (120 ml) cream until soft peaks form. Spoon about ½ cup (120 ml) mousse into each crust-lined jar. Top the mousse with a dollop of the whipped cream and grate or shave a little chocolate on top or dust with cocoa powder. 

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigeratre for up to 3 days. These pies can also be frozen for up to 1 month without the cream topping. Bring to room temperature and add the cream topping just before serving.

Recipe Details

*Click here to see the Chocolate Crumb Crust recipe.


Adapted from "Handheld Pies" by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton (Chronicle Books, 2012)

Servings: 6

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