Black Forest Mouse Pie

Nelly G.


This recipe is based on a recipe I saw on the chew for easy holiday desserts. I decided to try it out, but it was too large and very rich. I made a few alterations and posted it. Using the heavy cream instead of milk in the pudding makes such a rich and decadent mouse. If I had not tried it, I would not have believed it. Typically I would not have used a recipe that called for instant pudding, but I was short on time and it looked so good. It was totally worth it.


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10 people
40 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 box
    chocolate instant pudding
  • 5 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 25
    chocolate chip cookies
  • 5 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
    maraschino cherries (garnish)
  • 3
    round wafer cookies (garnish)
  • A few Tbsp
    grated chocolate (garnish)

How to Make Black Forest Mouse Pie


  1. Put cookies in a food processor add melted butter and stir. Press down in an 8 inch spring pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix 2 cups of heavy cream, powered sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix on high until it forms soft peaks.
  3. Mix cream cheese, sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1 cup of whipped cream. Spread over crust.
  4. Mix pudding package with remaining cream (if you use the larger package of pudding it should call for about 3 cups of cold milk replace this with heavy cream) use mixture until the texture becomes very rich and thick like that of a mouse. Fold in chopped cherries. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  5. Spread remaining whipped cream over pudding layer and garnish with chocolate shavings and cherries (drained and patted) and round wafer cookies. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
  6. Run a knife around the pan to release before opening spring pan.

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About Black Forest Mouse Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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