Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding Pie…the pie to make this Thanksgiving. It’s chocolate pudding pie all done up with notes of espresso, vanilla, and double layers of sweet creamy chocolate. Delicious when served with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream and chocolate curls on top. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie that requires no time in the oven.
Our first Thanksgiving pie is here! I spent a while on this pie guys, but man I am so happy with how it turned out. It’s SO GOOD!
Some of you might recall last year’s pie, the molten chocolate crackle pie. It is without a doubt one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever shared, it’s delicious. Think warm, with a molten center, notes of vanilla, a crackly top, and a homemade crust. If you haven’t made it, add it to this year’s Thanksgiving menu, it’s always a hit.
This year I had a big pie problem, how could I actually top last year’s pie? What could be better than that molten chocolate crackle pie?
Honestly, it stumped me for a while, and I tried a few other pies before landing on this recipe. But guys, this pie!!
I would never say it’s better than the molten pie, BUT it’s just as delicious in its own special way.
It’s true chocolate pie perfection…roll your eyes back delicious as we like to say over here.
The details – make that crust
The crust is simple, chocolate wafer cookies, toasted hazelnuts, and butter. The hazelnuts add a special hint of holiday flavor that I love. You don’t have to use them, but personally, I think they really make this crust.
Blend everything in a food processor until the cookies and nuts are fine crumbs, then press the mix into a pie plate and chill.
My favorite combination of sweet flavors is anything chocolate and coffee. It’s not even that you taste the coffee, it’s more that the chocolate highlights the rich flavors of the chocolate.
So we’re making a mocha pudding with a bit of espresso, lots of chocolate, vanilla, and creamy coconut milk. If you don’t love coconut milk, you can use a mix of milk and heavy cream instead.
First, mix cornstarch with cocoa powder and a little milk to dissolve the cornstarch before cooking.
Then simmer the remaining milk on the stove with a touch of sugar. Next, add the cornstarch/chocolate milk mix and gently boil until the mix thickens into a creamy pudding. Be sure to add in plenty 0f chopped chocolate and vanilla too.
Pour the pudding into the crust…
Now the chocolate cream
I really wanted a double layer of creamy chocolate, so I whipped some cream with cocoa powder and added a splash of Kahlua. It’s so light and airy, almost like a mousse.
Spread the chocolate cream over the pudding, then chill the pie until ready to serve.
Serve it up
Just before serving, whip up a little cream and top off the pie. Add chocolate curls if you’d like, slice, and enjoy!
It’s like your favorite mocha, but creamier, and with a bit of a crunch from that sweet crust.
Yep, roll your eyes back, go for that second slice, and finish the pie in one sitting kind if good!
Thankfully, this pie recipe has no rolling out of crusts, no oven, and nothin fancy! Making it really great for your holiday table!
See ya tomorrow for our first Thanksgiving cocktail!
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Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding Pie
Calories Per Serving: 404 kcal
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- 1 sleeve chocolate wafer cookies
- 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts (or additional cookies)
- 8 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso
- 3 1/2 cups canned coconut milk (or 2 1/2 cups milk + 1 cup cream)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 8 ounces 70-90% dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon Kahlúa (or brewed espresso)
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- 1. In a food processor, pulse the cookies and nuts into fine crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture holds together when pinched. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Chill.2. To make the pudding. In bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and the espresso powder. Stir in 1 cup milk. 3. In a medium pot, combine the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk and the sugar over medium heat. Gently boil until the sugar dissolves, then add the chocolate milk mix. Cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens and is pudding-like, 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate, then the vanilla and butter.4. Pour the pudding into the prepared crust. 5. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and Kahlúa until soft peaks form. Spread the chocolate cream over the pudding. Cover the pie and chill 4 hours or up to 5 days. 6. When ready to serve, make the vanilla cream. Whip the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until soft peaks form. Spread the cream over the pie. If desired, top with chocolate curls. Slice and enjoy!