White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min. + chilling
- 14 Oreo cookies
- 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup cold 2% milk
- 1 package (3.3 ounces) instant white chocolate pudding mix
- Chocolate syrup and curls, optional
- In a food processor, combine cookies and nuts; cover and process until cookies are finely chopped. Add butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
- For filling, combine cornstarch and water in a small saucepan until smooth. Stir in pie filling. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Cool completely.
- For mousse, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cream; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat.
- In a large bowl, beat remaining cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and extract; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold whipped cream mixture into pudding. Refrigerate until slightly firm, about 30 minutes.
- Spread cooled filling into crust; top with mousse. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with chocolate syrup and curls if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 556 calories, 40g fat (20g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Apr 15, 2015
I added vanilla to the filling for more flavor. Everyone loved it!
May 1, 2012
I wrote earlier that this pie was going to be auctioned off at a fundraiser. It went for $50 and was very well received! I made it again for another function and again it was a big hit. Love this pie!!!
Apr 24, 2012
This pie was a little more trouble to make, but the end result was worth it. It is beautiful and will be auctioned off at tonight's fundraiser. It will do very well, I am sure!
Jan 3, 2012
I made this for Christmas dinner and my sister refered to this as " naughty pie". It's that good.
Dec 22, 2011
Too much trouble for the end result. I agree that making this in parfait glasses with pudding and whipped topping would be just as good. One cup of milk for the pudding was not enough either- the consistency was too thick. I would not make this again.
Nov 29, 2011
HAVEN'T MADE THIS YET BUT LOOKS REALLY GOOD ,ONE THING I WOULD CHAGE IS TO USE VANILLA OREOS INSTEAD OF CHOC,WILL MAKE AND GET BACK ON HOW IT WAS LOOKS REAL YUMMY
Nov 27, 2011
Thought this would be a nice Sunday dessert --- ugh...wrong! It was nasty, to say the least. The crust was too hard and even though I love macadamia nuts they didn't add anything to this recipe. Wish I'd read the other review before making this. Way too much trouble and not a good dessert at all.
Jul 10, 2011
This is a lovely treat. For me, if I make this sort of thing again I will make a parfait using layered crumbled cookies, cherries, pudding then whipped cream. They will look just as nice as this pie in pretty parfait glasses. Baking the crust, dirtying that many dishes making the "mousse" and thickening the cherries on the stove top was not worth it for me. The parfaits will taste just as good. I really didn't taste anything different with the texture making the mousse than regular pudding topped with whipped cream so why go through the hassle?
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