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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Total Time
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
Making mousse for a crowd is so easy when you transform it into a decadent chocolate mousse pie. Do not forget the chocolate curls on top!

Updated: Jan. 02, 2024

Chocolate mousse is a phenomenal dessert when you’re craving something chocolaty, creamy and airy all at once. But portioning out this dessert into individual dishes and topping them with cream and chocolate curls isn’t so simple.

That’s where chocolate mousse pie comes in. It delivers all the same flavors and textures of chocolate mousse—just in an easy-to-serve pie form. This is one worth adding to your recipe box (and to our growing list of amazing mousse desserts).

Chocolate Mousse Pie Ingredients

  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate crumb crust
  • Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional


Step 1: Melt the chocolate

Since this recipe calls for a prepared crumb crust, we’re starting with the filling. Combine the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in 30-second increments until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the sugar and vanilla extract and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Step 2: Whisk the cream and fold

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Beat the remaining cream; yep, you’re just making whipped cream here! A hand mixer (or stand mixer) makes this step go easily.

Once you have soft peaks, gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream, adding a third of the chocolate mixture at a time. Use a flexible spatula and work slowly to incorporate the chocolate into the cream. This ensures that the chocolate mousse pie filling stays light and creamy.

Step 3: Fill and garnish

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All that’s left to do is fill the crust with that delicious chocolate mousse. Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.

Test Kitchen Tip: Use an offset spatula to get a super-smooth top.

Chocolate Mousse Pie Variations

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Chocolate Mousse Pie Tips

How do you make a crumb crust from scratch?

To make a crumb crust at home, you’ll need 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers or wafer cookies, 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir these together and press them into a 9-inch pie pan. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to compress the crumbs to form a firm base and sides. Either chill it for 30 minutes or bake at 375ºF for 8 to 10 minutes. If you bake it, let it cool completely before filling it with the chocolate mousse.

Can you make chocolate mousse pie in advance?

This pie can be made a day in advance—perfect for prepping for a party. Just store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For best results, hold off on topping with whipped cream until right before serving.

How do you store chocolate mousse pie?

If you have any leftovers (though we doubt it!), you can store slices of this pie in an airtight container for two to three days.

The Best Chocolate Mousse Pie

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 8 servings


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of cream. Cook on high until smooth, 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, beat remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture, one third at a time. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 383 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

I discovered a fast recipe for a delectable chocolate mousse some years ago and thought it might make a good filling for a pie. The chocolate lovers in our family endorse this scrumptious dessert, saying that it "melts in your mouth"! —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California
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