Chocolate Mousse Pie
This was a difficult recipe to name; it totally tastes like a chocolate cream pie but the whipped cream is optional. Then there’s the fact that the texture totally reminds me of a mousse and well since the whipped cream is optional I decided to go with ‘Chocolate Mousse Pie’. Now, in the interest of being honest I must say that Mike loved this dessert until I told him the secret ingredient; he said he couldn’t understand why I refuse to leave desserts alone (sounds like my sister; non-believers). Then there’s my girlfriend Mary K (as in potato salad) she won’t even pretend that she’ going to try this, she thinks I’m in denial about how tasty this is. I’m not! I told her and Mike this is their loss and I’m going to enjoy my chocolate cream/chocolate mousse pie while they eat all of the unnecessay fat and calories and feel yucky. In the interest of full disclosure, the secret ingredient is tofu.
1 Graham cracker pie crust, cooled to room temperature
100 g Dark chocolate
¼ Cup chocolate ovaltine crystals
¼ Cup strong coffee, cooled (just use what’s left of your morning brew)
¼ Cup fat free sour cream
1 ½ Cup Silken tofu
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
– Using a double boiler (pot of simmering water with a bowl sitting on top), melt the chocolate down and then set it aside to cool a bit.
– Combine the ovaltine, coffee and sour cream; mix well so there are no lumps.
– In a food processor, combine the tofu, melted chocolate, ovaltine, coffee and sour cream mixture, sugar, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Mix the ingredients well, they will come together to make it a smooth chocolately pudding-iike batter but you’ll want to work the batter a little longer to aerate the mixture.
– Pour the contents of the food processor into the pie crust.
– Place it in the fridge and let it cool and set for a minimum of 3 hours.
– After the pie has cooled, you can add whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings.
- I discovered the inspiration for this recipe in the Publix Family Style magazine when we were all in Florida for a vacation (February/March 2013 edition).
- Make sure you let the pie set before you top it with the whipped cream; I didn’t the first time I tried it and it just sank into the pie!
- Don’t tell anyone that there’s tofu in the pie; what they don’t know won’t hurt them.