Heaven and earth are symbolically united in this edible work of art. An ambrosial cloud of white chocolate mousse floats atop a crispy baked pie shell.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
23 hrs 20 mins
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Microwave 5 squares white chocolate and 3 tablespoons of cream in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until white chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

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  • Beat in softened cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Gently fold in the whipped cream until no streaks remain. Spoon into crust.

  • Melt remaining square of white chocolate in the microwave. Drizzle melted white chocolate on top of pie. Chill in refrigerator overnight.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 34.5g; fat 22g; cholesterol 29.4mg; sodium 184.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2006
Very good basic recipe. I cut the sugar in half as suggested by some other users and it was perfect. I found I had to increase the filling by half as the amount called for was not enough to fill my pie plate sufficiently (I did not use a ready made crust but made my own in a regular round pie plate). It was so soft I worried it would not set up right but after a night in the fridge it served perfectly. I topped it with fresh halved strawberries which made it pretty and gave it a little extra something. Oh and P.S. there is a misprint in the recipe- most people will figure out that you need an 8 oz package of cream cheese (in my case I needed 12 oz) NOT a 3 oz. package as the recipe says- but just in case anyone was wondering thought I'd mention it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2003
Very disappointed. This pie was too too sweet. Will try it again using only 1/3 cup confectioners sugar instead of 2/3 cups. I think this recipe would work if there was less sugar. Read More
(6)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2006
Very good basic recipe. I cut the sugar in half as suggested by some other users and it was perfect. I found I had to increase the filling by half as the amount called for was not enough to fill my pie plate sufficiently (I did not use a ready made crust but made my own in a regular round pie plate). It was so soft I worried it would not set up right but after a night in the fridge it served perfectly. I topped it with fresh halved strawberries which made it pretty and gave it a little extra something. Oh and P.S. there is a misprint in the recipe- most people will figure out that you need an 8 oz package of cream cheese (in my case I needed 12 oz) NOT a 3 oz. package as the recipe says- but just in case anyone was wondering thought I'd mention it. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
Yum-this is awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
the best pie in the world! I have made this several times now for my husband and in-laws and they always rave about it and request it for special events. It takes hardly any time to make other than letting it chill overnight which is necessary (I found out after we impatiently tried it five hours after having made it). It is a perfect pie. I would recommend the Oreo cookie pre-baked pie crust for this one. Beautiful contrast in colors and flavors and for the white chocolate drizzle on the top I heat the last of the white chocolate squares with a lot of heavy cream to make it nice and runny then I drizzle it over the top. A wonderful recipe that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. Thanks so much for this gem! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
I love this pie. I make it for parties all the time and it always gets eaten. I don't find it too sweet as the cream cheese counters the sugar but if you aren't into very sweet things you might want to cut down the sugar a bit- it'll still taste great. Another idea if you find the pie too sweet is to dilute the white chocolate mixture with a bit more cream than is called for. The one thing you have to be careful of is the melted chocolate mixture being too warm and melting the whipped cream. If it does this don't worry just pour it into the pie shell and leave to set. You will get a different texture this way but it will taste the same. However if this occurs you may end up overfilling your pie shell if you use all the mixture. Oh well more mixture to eat (mwahahaha). The first time I tried this pie it made me go "wow". The flavours really work well together. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2003
Very disappointed. This pie was too too sweet. Will try it again using only 1/3 cup confectioners sugar instead of 2/3 cups. I think this recipe would work if there was less sugar. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I made this for a friend. He asked if I bought it because it was so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
Everyone loved this recipe when i made it for thanksgiving. I even made another one with dark chocolate and that was also a sucess. My parents couldn't stop raving about it and have requested it the next time I caome to visit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
I wouldn't go as far as the whole "heaven and earth" thing but this is a really good pie. It's excellent with berries and with a shot of coconut-flavored rum added. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
I followed the recipe exactly as written with one exception: I used an 8-ounce package of cream cheese per some of the other reviews. I used a store-bought Oreo crust and I had some extra whipped cream so I spread it over the top of the pies (I made two) and they came out wonderfully. One of them was all gone in about 20 minutes and the other barely lasted till lunchtime. Read More
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