Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chocolate Mousse Pie

I have loved this pie for as long as I can remember.  It was the first pie recipe I had memorized.   Over the years Chocolate Mousse has faced modification, but has always come out on top as the most requested pie at Thanksgiving.

Here's to a Layered Dark Chocolate Indulgence!

Chocolate Mousse Pie
1 oreo pie crust
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz cream cheese
12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed

In a glass bowl combine the chocolate chips and cream cheese.  Microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir.  Microwave for 30 more seconds stirring as needed until the chocolate chips and cream cheese are fully melted and smooth.

Spoon 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the oreo crust.  Spread the chocolate around the sides evenly to make the first chocolate layer.

Stir 1/2 of the frozen whipped topping into the remianing chocoalte mixture.  Fold carefully to fully incorporate the whipped topping.  Spoon half of this mixture into the pie crust and smooth out. (layer number two!)

Stir the remaining whipped topping into the remaining chocoalte mixture. Spoon and smooth over the top of the pie to make the final layer.

Garnish with shaved chocolate.  Refregerate until serving.

Memorable Modifications:
For peanut butter addicts, try melting some peanut butter (1/3 cup works well) in with the chocolate chips and cream cheese.

Need it a little more festive?  Add a couple drops of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate for a dark chocolate mint truffle pie.  Garnish with crushed candy canes.

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