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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo Crust

It’s time for pie… If this Chocolate Mousse Pie with an Oreo Crust doesn’t get your attention, perhaps eleven other pie recipes will.

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo Crust

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR PIE

IT DOESN’T NEED TO LOOK PERFECT

I’m not a fan of making food look perfect in food photography. It’s important to make the food look good for the camera, but this doesn’t mean it needs to look perfect. I like telling a real food story where the crumbs and the ooey-gooey details are a big part of the story.

CUT SOME SLICES

Pie is gorgeous when shot from overhead, but if you can remove some slices and try to show off the inside of the pie, it can be oh-so-powerful in making people hungry.

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

I shot this with my Nikon D750 and my 24-70 2.8 lens. I love using this lens so I can shoot up close or pulled back easily without having to adjust my tripod positioning too much.

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Recipe Tips for Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo Crust

THE OREO CRUST

The crust is simple. It’s our childhood favorite, double-stuffed Oreos, blended into crumbs and mixed with melted butter. After pressing the crumbs into a pie pan, you’ll want to let the crust chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before adding the mousse. This helps keep the crust keep its form and prevents it from crumbling apart.

THE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

The mousse is a combination of heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar and chocolate chips. Yum, right? You’ll want to mix the whipping cream and sugar together using a stand mixer until they form soft peaks. Then, you’ll gently mix in the melted chocolate chips.

Once everything is mixed together and oh-so-smooth in texture, you’ll pour the mousse into the Oreo crust. Smooth the top with a spatula or the back of a large spoon and then let it chill in the fridge for about 4-6 hours. Be patient. It’s worth the wait.

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ADD MALDON SEA SALT

My favorite part about this recipe is the addition of Maldon sea salt sprinkled on top. The subtle salty-chocolate combination is oh-so-good.

Mike also enjoyed a drizzle of Dulche de Leche caramel sauce on top, but I preferred it with just the sea salt. The caramel was just a bit too sweet for me.

I hope you’ll give the recipe a try and let me know what you think! And, as promised… eleven additional pie recipes are linked by some popular food bloggers below.

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Happy Cooking!

Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo Crust

Ingredients

  • 20 Double Stuffed Oreo cookies, blended into crumbs
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Dulche de Leche caramel sauce
  • Maldon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Blend the Oreo’s in a Vitamix or food processor until they are finely ground into crumbs.
  2. Add the melted butter and blend again until well combined.
  3. Place the buttered crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan and press evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan.
  4. Place the Oreo crust in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  5. In a medium-sized microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.
  6. Using a standing mixer, mix the cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
  7. Gently add the melted chocolate and mix until well combined and smooth.
  8. Pour the mixture into your prepared Oreo crust and spread evenly.
  9. Place in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  10. Cut into slices and sprinkle with Maldon sea salt and drizzle with caramel sauce.

All images ©Regan Baroni 2017.

Extra Pie Recipes:

Brown Butter Chai Pumpkin Pie with Sugared Sage || TermiNateor Kitchen

Maple Cream Cheese Pear & Pistachio Galette || Lyndsey Eden

Chocolate Cream Pie with Whipped Peanut Butter Cream || Cloudy Kitchen

Five-Spice Cranberry Handpies || Displaced Housewife

Apple & Blackberry Flower Lattice Pie || Topless Baker

Pear Cranberry Frangipane Tart || Cook Till Delicious

Chocolate Chess Pie || The Wood and Spoon

Apple Apple Pies || Harvest and Honey

Apple Ginger Pie || The Farmer’s Daughter

Tarta Tine with White Chocolate Caramelized Pears || Salvialimone

Apple and Persimmon Pie with Bourbon Caramel and Hazelnuts || Feed the Swimmers

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  1. Ann says:

    You had me at double stuffed Oreo crust! I love how you’ve elevated a simple pie with the addition of dulce de leche and sea salt. Brilliant! I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try and many of the others you’ve included too.

    • Regan says:

      Ann, it’s so good! The sea salt is my favorite… a little goes a long way and just tastes so good with the smooth chocolate mousse! It was fun to play with the Oreo crust too… I haven’t bought Oreos in so long. Took me back to being a kid. 🙂 I hope you love the recipe as well as the others… those food bloggers know what they’re doing!

  2. Sandra says:

    This brings back memories of getting Oreo shakes together and talking for hours! I will be making this one for sure 🙂 I will try it with Mint Oreos and let you know how that goes!

    • Regan says:

      Oh, San!!! I remember those days well! And, those oreo shakes… I miss those! I love your idea for using mint oreos! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂 xo

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