Tasty Treat Tuesday: No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie

I think in previous posts, I have made it pretty clear that I HATE pie.  This causes huge problems in our house, considering my husband loves pie more than any other dessert.  With Thanksgiving coming up I am trying to find a way out of having to make and eat the traditional pumpkin pie.  Yuck!  This no-bake chocolate pumpkin mousse pie just might be the perfect compromise.  The no-bake part is what caught my eye first.  Yes, I am that lazy.  Then of course there is chocolate and we all know that chocolate makes everything better.  I also like that there is not a traditional pie crust.  That is what I hate the very most about pies.  Thanks for the recipe Serious Eats!

Here’s what you need to make this pie:

For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

  • 6 ounces chocolate wafer cookies (about 27 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Pumpkin Mousse:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For the Spiced Cocoa Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves

For the Garnish:

  • 3 ounce bar bittersweet chocolate

Here’s how to make it -> No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie Tutorial

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