Happy Birthday to the D-man: supportive husband, amazing father, part-time caramel makin’ elf (don’t believe me, see here) and all around yin to my yang.
To celebrate his own personal holiday, I indulged his inner-choc-o-holic and made his favorite: Chocolate Mousse Pie.
When we first got together, he told me about the “AMAZING” chocolate pie that his mom used to make. Grandma “Bob” provided me with said recipe and I’ve made it for his birthday each year since.
I have to say the recipe’s ingredients didn’t WOW me at first…chocolate, cream cheese and graham crust? Something just didn’t fit. However, I’ve grown to enjoy the stuff and love making his day special each year with this simple and easy to pull together pie.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
- 1 pkg. (4 oz.) Baker's German sweet chocolate
- 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese (softened)
- 1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
- 1/3 c. milk
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 ready made graham cracker pie crust, 9 inch
Heat chocolate and 2 tbsp. of the milk in saucepan over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted.
Beat sugar into cream cheese; add remaining milk and chocolate mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping, blending until smooth.
Spoon into crust. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Store any leftover pie in freezer.
Here’s the birthday boy, sneaking a few licks from the bowl last night…
I suppose it is YOUR day…
Oh and I can’t forget to mention the yummy peach cobbler my mom made for his birthday too. My dad was nice enough to bring it up to our house this weekend. Quite the treat for Derek since I have this whole aversion to cooked fruit thing. I’ll leave that soap box for another day.
Thanks mom and dad…he loved it!
Happy Birthday, Dear Derek, Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope I didn’t embarrass you too much. I mean, think about that poor Victor. You’re lucky.