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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

Chocolate Mousse Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

I always ordered a chocolate pie for my dessert when I was young.

Ingredients: 23 cm pie plate

Homemade pie crust Recipe ID
[472486]
Couverture Flake (bittersweet)
140 g (same amount as 2 chocolate bars)
Egg yolk
2
Egg white
2
Heavy cream
100 ml
Granulated sugar
80 g
Gelatin powder
5 g
Heavy cream
100 ml
Vanilla sugar
20 g
Pure cocoa powder
to taste

Steps

1. <Preparation> Put the egg yolks, egg whites and heavy cream into separate bowls. Prepare 2 bowls of hot water to melt the chocolate and whip the egg yolks. In summer, prepare a bowl of ice water to whip the heavy cream. Make the homemade pie crust. Recipe ID [472486]
2. Add a pinch of salt (not listed) to the egg whites. In summer, place the bowl with the heavy cream over a bowl of ice water. Prepare a bowl of hot water for the egg yolks. Whip these ingredients in the order mentioned above using a hand mixer without washing it. Use 1/3 of the granulated sugar for each ingredients.
3. Whip the egg yolks over the bowl of hot water until the added granulated sugar is dissolved and it becomes body temperature. Then remove the bowl of hot water, and whip the egg mixture until thickens. Meanwhile, melt the courverture flake over another bowl of hot water.
4. Add the melted courverture chocolate into the egg mixture little by little, and mix well with a rubber spatula.
5. Soak the gelatin powder in the amount of water specified on the packet and dissolve completely in the microwave, etc.
6. Combine the meringue, whipped cream and the chocolate mixture from Step 4 in a bowl and mix well with the rubber spatula. Add the gelatin from Step 5 into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
7. Pour the filling from Step 6 into the pie crust, and chill in the fridge to set.
8. For decoration, whip the heavy cream with vanilla sugar until stiff peaks form and pipe onto the pie. Sprinkle pure cocoa powder to serve if you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was making a lemon pie, and I'm the type that craves a sweet thing with a sour thing together, so I made this pie as well.