Chocolate Mousse Holiday Pie

  • on March 4, 2008
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Ingrients & Directions

30 ea Chocolate wafers
1/4 c Butter or margarine, melted
2 ts SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla

2 c (12 oz.) Semi-sweet
-chocolate morsels
1 1/2 c Whipping cream; divided
1 tb SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla
1/4 c Powdered sugar

x Whipped cream
x Chocolate shavings or curls

TO MAKE CRUST: Process chocolate wafers in blender or food processor
to make 1 1/2 cups fine crumbs (or place wafers in plastic bag and
crush with rolling pin). Combine crumbs with butter and vanilla; stir
until blended. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch tart
or pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. for
10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

TO MAKE FILLING: Microwave chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup whipping
cream in microwavable bowl on HIGH (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes,
stirring every 30 seconds [Iris’ note: IMPT TO DO !!], until melted
and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room
temperature. With electric mixer, beat remaining whipping cream on
high speed, gradually adding sugar, until soft peaks form. Stir 1/3
whipped cream into chocolate mixture. With rubber spatula, gently
fold remaining whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Turn mixture
into crust. Chill 3 hours or until set.

Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

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