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Chocolate Mousse and Praline Pie

Details

Time
4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 pie

Nutty crumbles of pecans and rich chocolate mousse team up to create the perfect dessert for any family gathering or holiday. This chocolate praline pie is the no-bake solution to creating a spectacular crowd pleaser without spending all day checking the oven.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup
    pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1
    packaged crumb crust (6 oz.)
  • 16
    pecan halves (about 1/4 cup)
  • Chocolate Mousse Filling
  • 1 tsp
    unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2 Tbsps
    boiling water
  • 1/2 cup
    sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    cold whipping cream (1/2 pt.)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
microwave microwave
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
whisk whisk
freezer/refrigerator freezer/refrigerator
rubber scraper rubber scraper
medium mixing bowl medium mixing bowl
small cup small cup
mixer mixer
1

Microwave butter in small microwave-safe bowl at High (100%) 1 minute or until melted. Add brown sugar, water and cornstarch; stir with whisk until smooth. Microwave at High 1 minute or until mixture comes to full boil.

2

Stir in chopped pecans; spread mixture on bottom of crust. Place crust in freezer while preparing filling. Prepare Chocolate Mousse Filling. Carefully spread filling over pecan layer.

3

Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Garnish with pecan halves. Cover; refrigerate leftover pie.

Chocolate Mousse Filling:

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together sugar and cocoa in medium bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until stiff. Add gelatin mixture; beat just until well blended.

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