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Chocolate-Amaretto Mousse Pie

My mother made this silky pie when I was a child. It was my father's favorite. The fluffy chocolate-almond filling is held in a thin chocolate shell. Be warned, it is so rich that you should only take a sliver.—Jamie Burkhart, Windsor, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 1/4 cup butter; quickly spread in an even layer over bottom and sides of prepared pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the condensed milk, salt and remaining butter and chips until melted; stir until well blended. Gradually stir in the water; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add amaretto; cook for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature.
  • Fold half of whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Using foil, lift chocolate shell out of pan; gently peel off foil. Return shell to the pie plate; spoon filling into shell. Garnish with remaining whipped cream; sprinkle with almonds. Chill for 3 hours or until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 742 calories, 52g fat (31g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Elaina
    Mar 22, 2019

    I have this a high rating for three reasons. First, it was easy to make. Second, it was delicious. Third, it was gluten free. I love a good pie crust. Love it. But my daughter is sensitive to gluten and tries to avoid it. Lots of good substitute flours out there, but I think most will agree there is nothing quite like wheat! But this chocolate crust is a great substitute! Thank you for this recipe.

  • bonito15
    Jul 10, 2018

    I love this pie, only thing i changed was to not use the almonds - not a favorite in our family but i did top it with a few raspberries - it was so delicious, husband has already had 2 large pieces - so easy and so pretty to serve