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Chocolate Mousse and Praline Pie


20 Min.
Skill Level:
1 pie

Nutty crumbles of pecans and rich chocolate mousse team up to create the perfect dessert for any family gathering, holiday or as a special after-dinner dessert, just because. This chocolate mousse and praline pie recipe is a no-bake solution to creating a spectacular crowd-pleaser without spending all day checking the oven. The secret to a creamy, flavorful and structured mousse filling is combining cold whipping cream with unflavored gelatin. Before you finish your Chocolate Mousse and Praline Pie, don't forget to pick out the prettiest pecans to place on top! Peruse 5 Chocolate Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for your next autumn celebration.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
4 hours


  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2/3 cup
    pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1
    packaged crumb crust (6 oz)
  • 16
    pecan halves (about 1/4 cup)
  • Chocolate Mousse Filling
  • 1 tsp
    unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2 Tbsps
    boiling water
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup
    cold whipping cream (1/2 pt)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
microwave microwave
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
whisk whisk
freezer/refrigerator freezer/refrigerator
rubber scraper rubber scraper
mixing bowl mixing bowl
small cup small cup
mixer mixer

Microwave butter in small microwave-safe bowl at High (100%) 1 minute or until melted. Add brown sugar, water and cornstarch; stir with whisk until smooth. Microwave at High 1 minute or until mixture comes to full boil.


Stir in chopped pecans; spread mixture on bottom of crust. Place crust in freezer while preparing filling. Prepare Chocolate Mousse Filling. Carefully spread filling over pecan layer.


Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Garnish with pecan halves. Cover; refrigerate leftover pie.

Chocolate Mousse Filling:

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together sugar and cocoa in medium bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until stiff. Add gelatin mixture; beat just until well blended.

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