Chocolate mousse pie with praline cream recipe

Chocolate mousse pie with praline cream recipe

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Nothing beats this chocolate mousse pie for a deliciously decadent Easter pud. From the Oreo biscuit base and rich mousse to the whipped cream and almond praline, this recipe is every dessert lover's dream come true. See method

  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook, plus chilling
  • 426 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 250g Oreos or chocolate biscuits
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 25g cornflour
  • 575ml evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 50g chopped toasted almonds
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 275ml whipping cream

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1780kj
    426kcal
    21%
  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    14g 68%
  • Sugars

    34g 38%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43.3g Protein 6.9g Fibre 1.4g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Melt 70g of the butter in a pan over a low heat then put in a food processor with the biscuits. Pulse until combined. Press into the base and up the sides of a deep 25cm pie dish, then bake in the oven for 5 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool and crisp up.
  2. Meanwhile, put the sugar, cocoa and cornflour in a pan. Whisk in the milk until blended. Cook over a medium heat, stirring until boiling. Allow to boil for 1 min, then remove from the heat.
  3. Whisk in the remaining butter and the vanilla. Pour into the pie case. Leave to cool for 30 mins, then chill for 2-3 hrs until set.
  4. Meanwhile, make the praline topping. Put the nuts on nonstick baking paper on a chopping board. In a pan set over a medium-low heat, melt the sugar, without stirring. Once melted, add a pinch of salt and stir very briefly. Pour over the nuts and leave for 10 mins. Break into pieces and roughly chop.
  5. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Fold through most of the pieces then spoon onto the pie. Sprinkle over the remaining praline.

Tip: Add leftover evaporated milk to mashed potato, scrambled eggs or macaroni cheese for an extra creamy flavour.

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