An easy, elegant, and deliciously creamy no-bake pie. It takes just minutes to assemble, but is an impressive addition to your holiday dessert lineup. Don't like rum? Just omit it, and you will still have a rich and delicious chocolate mousse pie! Garnish with chocolate shavings, and some plastic holly leaves for a pretty presentation.

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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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  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin onto cold water; let stand 1 minute to soften. Stir in boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. It must be in liquid form when you add it to the pie filling. If it stiffens up, microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds, and then stir until lump free.

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  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and pudding mix. Stir in 2 cups cream, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon rum extract. Beat for 30 seconds with an electric mixer on low, then beat on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually mix in gelatin mixture until blended. Pour filling into pie crust.

  • In a small, chilled bowl, beat 1 cup cream with confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons rum extract until stiff peaks form. Spread over chocolate filling. Chill at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

571 calories; 42.3 g total fat; 123 mg cholesterol; 419 mg sodium. 45.7 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
There is a typo..you can't dissolve jello in 3 TABLESPOON of WATER......I assume they mean cups... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2004
I wish I would have read the reviews before I made this recipe for my family for Thanksgiving. I love rum but this recipe was too overboard. Definetly cut back. This was my first Thanksgiving and I'm glad I made 4 different pies because the look on my families face when they tried this it was priceless. Not a good thing though. I must say however this recipe was extrememly easy to make and if you are pressed for time this is the route to take! Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
There is a typo..you can't dissolve jello in 3 TABLESPOON of WATER......I assume they mean cups... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
There is a typo..you can't dissolve jello in 3 TABLESPOON of WATER......I assume they mean cups... Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
Awesome! This is the best chocolate mousse pie I have ever made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2007
OK am I the only one who ran into problems here? The mousse was way way too stiff and it was crunchy from the pudding powder. I added about 1 cup of half and half to compensate and then it wasn't chocolatey enough for me so I added some Special Dark syrup. I still felt like there was a little too much crunchy texture from the pudding so I heated the gelatin back to hot before adding it in as the last step. That helped a lot! The recipe was good in the end with a little fixing up but not a 5 star. My favorite recipe for mousse is richer with melted dark chocolate and this recipe pales in comparison to it so only 4 not 5. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2002
This recipe was delicous. It was ready in a snap. I brought it to my sisters' house for Christmas dessert and it disappeared. From reading one of the other reviews I cut down on the amount of rum used in the whipped topping. Instead of 2 teaspoons I only used half a teaspoon. I found the flavor just right. Also instead of chocolate curls I crushed Oreo cookies (minus the filling) and sprinkled that on top. Wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
My daughter-in-law made this cake and what can i say - Delish! I plan on making it too when I have occassion. 5 Stars Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Could never get the topping to work. Tastes great without it. For those who don't love the rum flavor you can use only 1 tsp instead of 2. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Very tasty very easy to make. Cutting back on the rum is definitely a good idea though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2003
Excellent and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2004
I wish I would have read the reviews before I made this recipe for my family for Thanksgiving. I love rum but this recipe was too overboard. Definetly cut back. This was my first Thanksgiving and I'm glad I made 4 different pies because the look on my families face when they tried this it was priceless. Not a good thing though. I must say however this recipe was extrememly easy to make and if you are pressed for time this is the route to take! Read More
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