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Chocolate Mousse for Chocolate Cream Pie filling?

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I'm thinking of using my go to chocolate mousse recipe for my first attempt at making Chocolate Cream Pie. Good idea or bad idea? Would the mousse's consistency not be substantial enough? I did look at a few chocolate cream pie recipes and I do notice that the filling's ingredients is different from a mousse. But wondering if a mousse filling would still work.

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  1. It would be a chocolate mousse pie. I like both. I wouldn't put extra cream on top of the mousse pie though.

    1. Good idea, you can find recipes called 'chocolate silk pies', similar to mousse but a bit different. I made some for thanksgiving, they came out great.

      1. It depends on your chocolate mousse recipe. If it's egg based, it would be great. If not, it would be chocolate whipped cream pie--not bad, but feel like you're missing something.

        1. Thanks guys. What's the difference in taste and texture b/t a cream filling and mousse?

          Also, my mousse used both egg whites and egg yolks so its solid:)

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          1. re: Purdys_99

            Pudding versus mousse.

            1. re: Purdys_99

              Mousse beats the egg whites so it's light and fluffy. Have you gone ahead and made it? I'll bet it would be good w/ your recipe.

              1. re: chowser

                Thanks. Have not made it yet but I'm excited. I'm planning on paring it with a peanut butter mousse so it'll be a peanut butter and chocolate pie.:)

                So a mousse filling will be fluffy where as a cream filling is not? What the cream texture like?

                1. re: Purdys_99

                  Pudding, like Becca said. I love pb and chocolate.

                  1. re: chowser

                    This is going to sound like a dumb question but I don't eat puddings or cream pies that often. If pudding is the same as cream filling, would that mean a chocolate cream pie and chocolate pudding pie are the same thing?

                    1. re: Purdys_99

                      It depends on the recipe for the chocolate cream pie but most often (at least in my experience) yes.

                      1. re: Purdys_99

                        chocolate cream pies more often involve a custard, which is basically pudding. mousse tends to have more air beaten in, so is fluffier.

                        either way, it will be delicious. don't worry about the semantics too much. :)

                        1. re: Purdys_99

                          Totally the same, though possibly cooked down a little bit longer so that you can slice it.