We had a first at our house last night. Our great granddaughter Lydia had her first overnight without her parents with us! She is 9 months old and such a delight! The first try putting her to bed wasn’t a go, so we got up for an hour looked at books, and oh my during that hour she was a real charmer. The next time we put her to bed she was ready! My nose is out of joint a little bit because she prefers Pa Lloyd to me. After all, I’m the one who changes and feeds her! But I tell Grandpa all the grandchildren prefer him when they are babies until they are older and know better!!
By now you probably know that I love chocolate and have several recipes for chocolate pie. My favorite is the French silk pie, but today’s recipe is a close second. I hope that you like it too. I’m also including a recipe for a gluten free pie crust for the same pie.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
1 package (4 oz.) German Chocolate (if you can’t find that use a milk chocolate baking bar)
1/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. cool whip
1 chocolate or graham cracker crust
Heat chocolate and milk in microwave until melted, it took about 1 minute for me, and stirring. Cool. Beat sugar into cream cheese, stir in cooled chocolate and then fold into cool whip, blend until smooth. Spoon into a crust, refrigerate or freeze. (I have never froze it)
Chocolate Coconut Pie Crust
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 Tbsp. butter, Melt in together in microwave, stir until blended.
Add 2 Tbsp. hot water and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Blend well.
Add 1 1/3 cups coconut, mix altogether , spread in bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.
Chill until firm, do not freeze. Serve with a chiffon or cream filling or ice cream.
Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.