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Chocolate Mousse for Chocolate Cream Pie filling?

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Purdys_99 Dec 4, 2012 11:54 PM

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.

  1. Becca Porter Dec 5, 2012 04:36 AM

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

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      treb Dec 5, 2012 06:44 AM

      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. chowser Dec 5, 2012 07:20 AM

        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.

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          Purdys_99 Dec 5, 2012 09:41 AM

          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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            Becca Porter Dec 5, 2012 10:00 AM

            Pudding versus mousse.

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              chowser Dec 5, 2012 01:03 PM

              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.

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                Purdys_99 Dec 5, 2012 04:42 PM

                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?

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                  chowser Dec 5, 2012 04:57 PM

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

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                    Purdys_99 Dec 5, 2012 07:47 PM

                    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?

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                      chowser Dec 6, 2012 04:10 AM

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

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                        hotoynoodle Dec 6, 2012 05:51 AM

                        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. :)

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                          antimony Dec 6, 2012 05:58 AM

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

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