Chocolate mousse holiday pie

Yield: 1 Pie

Measure Ingredient
30 eaches Chocolate wafers
¼ cup Butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1½ cup Whipping cream; divided
1 tablespoon SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla extract
¼ cup Powdered sugar
x Whipped cream
x Chocolate shavings or curls




TO MAKE CRUST: Process chocolate wafers in blender or food processor to make 1½ 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 ½ 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 ⅓ 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.

Source: Spice Islands advertisement in Sunday coupon circular, Oct.


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