Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours, 40 minutes
Elevate your dessert game with our “Sky High Chocolate Mousse Pie.” This tutorial will guide you through the creation of this divine treat.
Crust of Delight
- 22 regular Oreo cookies (not Double-Stuf)
- 5 tablespoons (72g) of melted unsalted butter
Velvety Chocolate Cloud
- Two 4-ounce (115g) bars of unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped (8 ounces/230g total)
- 2 tablespoons (30g) of unsalted butter
- 4 large egg whites* (120g)
- 1 cup (200g) of granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar*
- 2 cups (480ml/g) of heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 6 whole Oreos, gently crushed into crumbs (66g)
Whipped Cream Fantasy
- 1 cup (240ml/g) of heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon (13g) of granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Optional: chocolate curls or shavings for a magnificent finish
- Craft the Crust: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). In a food processor or blender, gracefully pulse 22 Oreos, including the cream filling, into a fine crumb, yielding approximately 2 cups (packed) or 250g of crumbs. Transfer this delightful mixture to a spacious bowl and combine it lovingly with the melted butter until it forms a rich, moist mixture. It should be thick and wonderfully wet. Carefully break up any significant chunks. Now, place this mixture into an ungreased 9-inch pie dish and, with gentle yet firm pressure from your hand, shape the crumbs into a compact, sumptuous crust that covers both the base and sides. Bake this masterpiece for 10 minutes and allow it to cool completely.
- Craft the Chocolate Mousse Symphony: In a grand gesture, melt the chopped chocolate and butter together in a large heat-proof bowl, using the tender embrace of your microwave. Pause every 15 seconds for a stir until complete melting occurs. Set this divine mixture aside.
- Evoke the Meringue: In a daring move, place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl. Create a mise-en-scène by setting the bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of simmering water, ensuring it doesn’t make direct contact. (A double boiler will also suffice if available.) Stir tirelessly until the sugar surrenders and dissolves, a mesmerizing dance that should take about 4 minutes. Now, transfer this bowl to an electric mixer adorned with a whisk attachment. Allow it to whirl on high speed for 5-6 minutes, yielding soft, glistening peaks that are almost otherworldly. Gently fold this ethereal mixture into the waiting embrace of the melted chocolate. Remember to cleanse your mixer bowl and whisk attachment for the next act.
- Whip Up the Clouds: Using a handheld or stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, whip 2 cups of heavy cream on high speed until it conjures stiff peaks, a feat that should take approximately 4-5 minutes. Gently fold this fluffy, cloud-like creation into the chocolate and egg white ensemble. Avoid overmixing, for it shall deflate this heavenly mousse. (No need to fuss over cleaning the bowl/whisk attachment, as you’ll soon be whisking up sweetened whipped cream.)
- Compose the Symphony: Bestow half of the chocolate mousse into the now-cooled pie crust, showering it with the crushed Oreo crumbs (a tribute to their previous life!). Crown this masterpiece with the remaining chocolate mousse, creating a majestic dome at its center. As this symphony awaits its finale in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, prepare the whipped cream overture.
- Whip Up the Creamy Overture: Using a handheld or stand mixer, embolden 1 cup of heavy cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla on high speed until slightly stiff peaks emerge, an enchanting transformation that usually takes about 4 minutes. Aim for soft peaks to ensure a harmonious spread over the mousse, creating a majestic peak at the center. Retrieve the pie from the refrigerator and lavish it with this creamy overture.
- The Grand Finale: For the crowning touch, adorn your masterpiece with chocolate shavings, if you so desire. Allow the pie to bask in the refrigerator, uncovered, for no less than 4-5 hours, or even overnight for a more magical experience. When it’s time for the curtain to rise, slice and serve. Remember, the first slice is like the opening act, with the true beauty of the pie revealed in subsequent servings, making each bite more enchanting than the last. Enjoy your “Sky High Chocolate Mousse Pie!”
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