Double Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter, melted
CHOCOLATE GANACHE LAYER
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup 35% cream
- 1 (250 g) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 1 cup 35% cream
- whipped cream (to garnish)
- freshly grated nutmeg
- CRUST: In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter until moistened. Pat evenly into bottom and up sides of 10-inch pie plate. Bake in 350F oven for about 10 minutes or until firm. Let cool.
- CHOCOLATE GANACHE LAYER: In a bowl, place chocolate and butter. In a small saucepan bring cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Slowly whisk chocolate until melted and smooth. Gently pour into cooled pie crust.
- PLace in refrigerator for about 1 hour or until set.
- PUMPKIN LAYER: Meanwhile, in large bowl, cream the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until smooth.
- Whip 1 cup whipping cream. Fold half of the cream into pumpking mixture untl light. Fold in remaining whipped cream until well combined.
- Spread over top of chocolate layer and smooth top. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set and firm.
- MAKE AHEAD: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Garnish with cream and nutmeg before serving.
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