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Chocolate Mousse Pie for Passover

March 23, 2021
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A kosher for Passover chocolate mousse pie so decadent and rich that you will forget we were ever enslaved to a packaged cake mix.

This recipe can be made pareve or dairy.

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Great for: Passover

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 ½cups sliced almonds
  • cup sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 6Tbsp butter or margarine
  • cup dark chocolate pieces
  • 1tsp sea salt

For the Filling

  • 8large eggs, separated
  • 10oz dark or bittersweet chocolate
  • ¾cup sugar
  • ½cup olive oil
  • 1tsp orange zest
  • 2Tbsp orange liqueur (optional)

For the topping

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Orange zest
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered sugar
Yield: 2 pies
Time: 24 hours

Preparation

To make the crust

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Step 2

    In a glass or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter for 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely smooth and glossy.

  • Step 3

    In a food processor fitted with blade attachment, add almonds, coconut, salt, and butter-chocolate mixture. Pulse until mixture is like thick, crumbly sand.

  • Step 4

    Split the mixture into two pie pans. Using your hands or a rubber spatula, push mixture into pie crust pan until bottom and sides are covered. This takes a little time and patience. Chill for 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Bake crust for 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To make the filling

  • Step 1

    In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate for 30-second intervals until melted. Stir with spatula until completely smooth and shiny. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 2

    Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until pale yellow in color. Whisk in olive oil, zest, and orange liqueur.

  • Step 3

    Using an electric mixer or a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Add 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form.

  • Step 4

    Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture until color and consistency is uniform. Divide mixture and spoon into pie crusts. Smooth out top.

To assemble the pies

  • Step 1

    Split the mousse in half and fill each pie crust with the mousse filling. Chill overnight until completely set.

  • Step 2

    Garnish with raspberries and orange peel; a dusting of powdered sugar; or fresh whipped cream.

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