American Pie Council

2017 Amateur Entry

 

Chocolate Lover's Banana Mousse Pie

Mindy Johnson
Brooklyn, NY
Category: Chocolate

Chocolate Lover's Banana Mousse Pie

Chocolate Cookie Crust:
27 Oreos, crushed to fine crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted

Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
2 medium bananas

Chocolate Banana Mousse:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
2 medium bananas
9 Oreos, chopped

Chocolate shavings for garnishing (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

1. To make the crust: combine the cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Press into a 9-inch pie plate, covering the bottom and sides. Refrigerate.

2. To make the ganache: Place the chocolate chips and butter in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream on the stovetop just until a low boil . Pour over the chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in Nutella. Pour into the pie crust. Slice two bananas and arrange the slices in the ganache. Refrigerate.

3. To make the mousse: In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir the Nutella into the melted chocolate chips. Add the chocolate mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Fold the chocolate cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream. Slice 2 bananas and stir into the mousse along with the chopped Oreo cookies. Spread the mousse over the ganache.

4. Garnish the pie by gently pressing the chocolate shavings onto the pie. Refrigerate pie for at least two hours.