This pie contains a soft, delicious chocolate chip cookie pie crust, filled with a silky chocolate mousse and topped with a fluffy whipped cream. On top of the pie, are delicate chocolate pi shaped candies.
Step 1: Pie Crust Instructions: Part 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk in 2 cups and 2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of brown sugar into a medium size bowl.
Step 2: Pie Crust Part 2
In a separate bowl, beat together 1 1/2 sticks of warm butter and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar using an electric mixer. Beat in 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients in at a low speed. Stir in 2 cups of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the dough.
Step 3: Pie Crust Part 3
Press the dough into a thin, even layer in a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Cover the crust with parchment paper and fill with baking beads, rice, beans or anything that will weigh it down. Bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating it every now and then.
Step 4: Chocolate Mousse Filling Instructions: Part 1
In a medium saucepan, over high heat, heat 1/3 cup of heavy cream to a boil. Put 5 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips into a bowl, and pour the hot cream over them. Whisk until combined and chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Step 5: Chocolate Mousse: Part 2
Allow the chocolate to cool until it is at room temperature. Then whisk in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Beat a little over 1 cup of cream to stiff peaks using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Fold in the chocolate mixture. Fill the pie crust with the filling after it has cooled and smooth it out on top.
Step 6: Whipped Cream Instructions
Pour 1 cup of heavy cream into a chilled bowl. Add in 2 tablespoons of confectionary sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer or whisk to mix the cream to desired consistency or until fluffy. Optional: After whipped cream is put on, garnish with chocolate.