Pecan Pie With Chocolate Mousse

"Wonderful looking dessert. Spend a little time on the garnishing. I throw on a few maraschino cherries (with stems). This very, very rich but worth every calorie"
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Ready In:
5hrs 30mins




  • Combine the cream cheese, sugar and 1 tsp vanilla in a bowl.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Spread on the bottom of the unbaked pie shell (in a pie pan).
  • Press the pecans into the cream cheese mixture.
  • In another bowl beat the eggs, corn syrup sugar& the remaining1 tsp vanilla.
  • Beat until everything is well mixed and pour into the pie shell.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes in a 400F degrees oven or until the crust is browned and the top is puffy and golden.
  • Cool& Chill.
  • Spread the chocolate mousse (Instructions follow) over top.
  • Chill until set, about 4 hours.
  • At serving time garnish with swirls of whipped cream, sprinkle on pecans and chocolate curls.
  • --------Chocolate Mousse-----------------.
  • In a medium bowl beat egg yolks and water until thick and lemony.
  • Blend in the chocolate.
  • In another bowl, beat the whipping cream until it forms soft peaks.
  • Beat in 2 tbsp icing sugar.
  • Fold into the chocolate mixture.
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Beat in the remaining 2 tbsp icing sugar.
  • Fold into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon over the cold pecan pie.
  • Chill & set.

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