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black forest mouse pie

Recipe by
Nelly G.
Yucaipa, CA

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.

yield 10 people
prep time 40 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For black forest mouse pie

  • 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.