Saturday, June 30, 2012

VLOG: a no-bake vanilla mousse pie

Psst!  Wanna know something?  I love dinner parties.  Actually, I like cooking parties better.  The cooking party happens before the dinner party, so the dinner party is sort of like an after party?  Regardless, they are both fun parties.  Whenever you get invited to a cooking/dinner party, don't you always feel like you should bring something?  It's so easy to buy a bottle of wine but if you want to do something just as easy and has that wow factor, you should make this pie and share it!  This pie only has 10 minutes of baking tops!  A little mixing of ingredients is all you need to prepare this pie.    The hardest part is the waiting, of course, because the no-bake filling of this pie (i.e. the mousse) needs ample time in the fridge to set.  Desserts made with love take time, and luckily with this dessert you can do other things with your time while it does its thing in the fridge on its own time!  Watch the vlog and I'll show you how...

Vanilla Mousse Pie with an Oreo Crust
Recipe adapted from Hershey's
Yields one 9-inch pie
20 Oreo sandwich cookies, divided with cream removed
1/4 tsp unsalted butter, melted
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup sugar
2 cups (1 pint) cold heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse until you get fine crumbs.  Add in melted butter and pulse until well combined.
3) Put crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate and pat wet crumbs all over and up sides of pie dish, making an even surface.
4) Bake crust for 8-10 minutes or until hardened.  Set aside and allow to cool before filling.
5) Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add warm water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.
6) In a cold bowl, add sugar, whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed, scraping bottom of bowl often, until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended.
7) Spoon into crust. Refrigerate about 3 hours. Garnish with additional oreo cookie crumbs. Store covered in refrigerator.


  1. This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I'm going to have to try out this recipe soon, because my mouth was definitely watering by the end of the video. :-)

    I miss you, Cathy!

    1. I miss you too Shelby! When I visit the west coast again someday, I'm totally going to find you!

  2. I like it better w/your voice narration!! Too much reading! And I can't read when there's noise in background, so I had to turn off music to read it! Bring back your voice!!! xoxo

    1. Good to know! I'm working on my next vlog right now so I'll bring back the narration!


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