Cappuccino Mousse Pie

Cappuccino Mousse Pie
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 350°F 7 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (about 30 chocolate wafers, crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup double-strength brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 cup egg-white powder (see Note, at right)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans and unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat decorative 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

Prepare Crust:

2. Combine crumbs and sugar in small bowl. Stir in melted butter until blended. Scrape into pie plate; pat in even layer over bottom and up sides of plate.

3. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 7 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Prepare Filling:

4. Combine 1/4 cup of the coffee and gelatin in small bowl to soften, about 5 minutes.

5. Heat remaining coffee, espresso powder and sugar in saucepan to bare simmer; stir in gelatin mixture to dissolve. Remove from heat. Whisk in yolks. Cook over low heat just until thickened; do not let boil.

6. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Cool over ice water, stirring occasionally, until consistency of raw egg whites.

7. Meanwhile, beat egg-white powder and water in small bowl until peaks form. Beat cream in second bowl until stiff peaks form.

8. Fold beaten egg-white mixture into coffee mixture. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream; reserve remaining whipped cream for garnish. Scrape egg-white mixture into pie plate, spreading evenly. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.

9. To serve, garnish with remaining whipped cream and espresso beans. Dust with cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 461, Fat, total (g): 30, chol. (mg): 138, carb. (g): 42, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 166, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.