Mmmmmmmud Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 23 min
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
3 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups finely ground chocolate sandwich cookies (filling and all)
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Dense Chocolate Mousse:
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup malt powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • Light Chocolate Mousse:
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Serving Suggestion: Glossy Chocolate Sauce
Directions
  • Crust: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss until thoroughly combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch spring form pan and refrigerate.

  • Dense Mousse: Melt the semisweet chocolate and the butter together in the top of a double boiler over medium-low heat. Let cool slightly, then whisk in the egg yolks. Whisk in the malt powder. Keep warm. In the bowl of a mixer, whip the egg whites until they form soft, droopy peaks. Still whipping, add the sugar in a thin stream and whip until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate.

  • Light Mousse: Melt the chocolates together in the top half of a double boiler over medium-low heat. Let cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a mixer, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks and chill. In a mixer, whip the egg whites until they form soft, droopy peaks. Still whipping, add the sugar in a thin stream and whip until the mixture is thick and glossy. A third at a time, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. (You may need to whisk, not fold, the first third if the mixture is very thick).

  • Fold the whipped cream into the mousse. Pour over the dense mousse and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Chill until set, at least 3 hours or up to 1 day. To turn the pie out of the pan, warm the sides with a torch and remove the walls. Slice with a knife dipped in hot water and serve with warm chocolate sauce, if desired.


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