Recipe courtesy of Christine Fiedorowicz

Triple Chocolate Mocha Pie

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Yield: 1 pie
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Ingredients

Crust:

8 ounces "chewy chocolate cookies"

1/2 cup finely chopped roasted almonds

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

Mocha Filling:

7 ounces mascarpone cheese

1/3 cup white granulated sugar

1/3 cup heavy cream, divided, plus 3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped semi-firm

1 heaping tablespoon instant espresso

5 ounces semisweet baking chocolate

Ganache:

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons Pakistani rose petals

3/4 cup chocolate chips (both sweet and semisweet equally)

Whipped topping and Garnish:

1 cup whipped cream

3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

Sliced almonds

Rose petals

Directions

  1. Crust preparation:
  2. Pulverize cookies in food processor until fine crumbs. Add almonds, salt and butter. Press into 9-inch pie plate. Put in freezer for about 10 minutes to set.
  3. Mocha filling preparation:
  4. Beat mascarpone cheese and sugar together with mixer. In microwave heat half the heavy cream. Mix in espresso until dissolved. Add the espresso mixture and rest of heavy cream to cheese mixture. Melt baking chocolate in microwave. Stir into cheese/espresso mixture with spatula until just incorporated. Fold in whipped heavy cream. Pour into frozen/cold pie shell. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Ganache preparation:
  6. Bring heavy cream to low simmer with rose petals; remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes; strain out rose petals. Pour heavy cream over chocolate chips in small bowl
  7. Stir until melted and glossy. Set aside to cool. When pie is frozen enough pour ganache evenly over top and smooth with spoon. Refrigerate until ready to garnish.
  8. Whipped topping and garnish:
  9. Beat cream, sugar, almond extract until semi-stiff peaks. Top pie with whipped topping (piped) and garnish with sliced almonds and rose petals.