This Chocolate Mousse Peppermint Pie is unbelievable! A meringue crust, decadent chocolate mousse topped with peppermint whipped cream! It’s amazing!
♡THE BEST OF 12 DAYS OF SUGAR – DAY 6♡
I first shared this Chocolate Mousse Peppermint Pie recipe back on December 10, 2015 and it continues to be one of my favorite holiday desserts. It’s gluten free which is a win for so many of you and it’s just insanely good!
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On the 10th Day of Sugar my true love gave to me Chocolate Mousse Peppermint Pie . . . after all, tis the season for peppermint, right?
The 12 Days of Sugar is winding down and that’s probably a good thing because even I am getting a little sugared out. It’s a really good thing that my father-in-law is our dentist because after all the sugar we’ve eaten, there may be some cavities.
One of our all-time favorite desserts is this chocolate mousse pie. We’ve been known to devour an entire pie in 53.8 seconds flat. I decided to give it a holiday twist and top it off with peppermint whipped cream.
Best. Decision. Ever.
We inhaled it! It just melts in your mouth and the peppermint whipped cream is out of this world. It’s a meringue crust (by the way, whoever invented meringue crusts was brilliant) filled with a smooth, rich chocolate mousse and then topped off with peppermint whipped cream! It’s amazing and I must admit, the crust is my favorite part of this dessert!
It’s light, but decadent and literally melts in your mouth. In addition to being just crazy delicious, this dessert is gluten free which is an added bonus! This is one of those show-stopper desserts. It’s perfect for your holiday table this year or any time want to knock the socks of your guests. It’s best if made the night before up to the mousse layer, but if you lack brain cells like me, and sometimes forget to make the dessert the night before, just make sure it chills at least 4-5 hours before.
A few things to remember when you make this pie:
- This pie is best if it’s made the night before, or at least seven or eight hours before you’re ready to serve it.
- If you’re not a fan of peppermint, you can just use sweetened whipped cream and not add the crushed peppermint candy. You also can adjust the intensity of the peppermint by adding more or less crushed peppermint candy.
- It will keep in the fridge for three to four days before the crust starts to get soggy.
Originally posted on Decemmber 15, 2015.