This Chocolate Mousse Meringue Crust Pie is the most amazing chocolate pie ever! A meringue crust topped with a simple, but decadent chocolate mousse layer and topped off with fresh whipped cream. It’s seriously heaven!
(Originally published November 11, 2019)
It’s been seven years since I very first posted this Chocolate Mousse Meringue Crust Pie. Seven long years that this amazing pie has sadly been buried in my archives with very subpar photos. With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, I’m brining this dessert back into the spotlight because it will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert menu.
I really don’t even know where to begin about this chocolate mousse pie. If a pie can be stunning and glorious, then that’s exactly what this pie is. It melts in your mouth. It’s light, but decadent and is truly the most perfect dessert ever.
I have made this pie on so many occasions and it always gets rave reviews and I always get asked for the recipe. If you’re needing an amazing gluten free dessert, then look no further because this is it. This dessert is going to be a favorite wherever you take it.
This pie starts with a crunchy meringue crust, then is filled with the most delicious and simple chocolate mousse and topped with freshly whipped cream. It’s heaven in a pie plate.
How do I make a meringue crust?
Beat together egg whites until stiff and then add the vanilla, vinegar and sugar. Beat it until it becomes stiff but not dry. Don’t worry if your egg whites end up not getting stiff. I have made this pie many times when the egg whites don’t get stiff and the mixture ends up being fairly thick and shiny. This is ok and your crust will still turn out.
Is the meringue shell supposed to crack?
Yes is it. When you remove it from the oven don’t be alarmed when you see that the beautiful, golden brown crust has cracked and fallen. It’s supposed to do that, so breath easy.
Plan ahead because this pie needs to be made the night before. That is one of the great things about making this pie for Thanksgiving or any holiday party/occasion because it’s made the night before which is one less thing you need to worry about on the big day. I promise you you’re going to love this pie and it’s going to become a family favorite.
Heavenly. Amazing. Fabulous. Scrumptious. Divine.
That pretty much sums up this dessert. It is honestly one of our favorite desserts.
My friend Valerie gave our family one over the summer and it was love at first bite for all of us.
It’s a miracle a fist fight didn’t break out at our house when it got down to the last piece. I think my son Zach ended up getting the last piece . . .dang him!! I have since made this several times and there is always a race/fight for the last piece.
A few weeks ago I took dinner to my friend that had a baby and this is what I made for dessert. I got a text from her later that night telling me that the pie was amazing!
Make sure you let it chill long enough. In fact, it’s best if it’s made the night before, just put the whipped cream on an hour or so before you’re ready to serve it. This is such an easy dessert to make and tastes like you spent hours making it.
You will LOVE this!!Print
Recipe Source: My friend Valerie