Chocolate-covered strawberries are so last year now that this chocolate mousse-covered strawberry pie is in town!
chocolate mousse-covered strawberry pie

Going to Coney Island brings out the competitive eater in me.

There’s just this hot dog eating contest juju in the air that makes you feel like, if given 10 minutes and the promise of a large monetary prize, you could eat anything and everything: the world is your oyster.

Then again, maybe that’s just your post half marathon hunger talking.


But even after having a lot of time to contemplate/talk some reason into myself on the long (long long) subway ride home from the Brooklyn Half Marathon this weekend (and after consuming a banana and a bag of pretzels), I was still fairly convinced:

I would excel at competitive strawberry eating.

No two ways about it.


Case in point:

12 pounds of Driscoll’s strawberries.

One absolutely adorable strawberry-shaped OXO huller.

Two weeks.

Done and done.

#TheIncredibleHull strikes again.

Just think of the damage I could have done in 10 minutes had I really pushed myself.Β <– scary stuff.


Think you can do me one better?

Here’s your chance! OXO and Driscoll’s are teaming up to give you the ultimate strawberry eating experience. One lucky reader will win an OXO strawberry huller, an OXO 3 piece berry bowl and colander set, a $70 gift card to, as well as a year’s worth of Driscoll’s berries.

See below for details on how to enter!


So long as we’re telling the truth about our berry-eating prowess, I must come clean and tell you that two of the strawberry pounds were actually consumed in chocolate mousse-covered strawberry pie form.

Layer by layer, it goes something like this: graham cracker crust + fresh strawberry pie filling + no-bake egg-free easy-peasy chocolate mousse.

I shared it with my coworkers, because such rich and delicious indulgence should not be kept to oneself.

ButΒ if you decide to eat the whole thing alone while hiding in your closet, and call it competitive eating training? I wouldn’t blame you.

Chocolate Mousse-Covered Strawberry Pie
Chocolate-covered strawberries are so last year now that this chocolate mousse-covered strawberry pie is in town!
Yield: 1 9-inch pie
For the crust
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ¼ cup sugar
For the strawberry pie filling
  • 5 cups hulled and quartered strawberries, divided
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the chocolate mousse
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into a 9-inch springform pan. Put in the fridge to chill while you make the filling.
  2. For the strawberry pie filling, in a large pan, combine 2 cups of the strawberries, the sugar, cornstarch, salt, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice. Simmer until thickened, mashing the strawberries until they are almost puree, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir the remaining 3 cups strawberries into the pan and remove from the heat. Pour into the graham cracker crust and refrigerate while you make the chocolate mousse filling.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and milk. Microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted, stirring after each.
  5. Let cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Stir the chocolate mixture, vanilla, and salt into the heavy cream. Continue to beat until the peaks are as stiff as possible. They should almost be able to hold a stiff peak.
  7. Pour the mousse over the strawberries and spread evenly. Let refrigerate overnight or until set.
Strawberry filling adapted from Inspired Taste
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

For more chocolate-covered berry treats, check out these recipes:

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Cherry Nutella Hand Pies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies from Chocolate Moosey

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola from Oh My Veggies!

Chocolate Strawberry Roll Cake from Roxana’s Home Baking

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles from Chocolate & Carrots

Disclosure: While I received a crazy amount of Driscoll’s berries and some crazy fun products from OXO for free, I was not compensated for this post. My thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.


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60 Responses to Chocolate Mousse-Covered Strawberry Pie {GIVEAWAY}

  1. Why yes I would like a giant slice!

  2. Love fresh strawberries this time of year! Can’t get enough. This amazing looking pie would be a fabulous way to eat more strawberries πŸ™‚

  3. Leah Davis says:

    Chocolate and strawberries are one of my favorite combos ~ love this idea! You can have your pie and your chocolate all wrapped up in one.

  4. Daphne says:

    I can see you use little sugar in your recipes these days Joanne! I love it. I would love to receive a crazy amount of berries one day too… With the amount I’m consuming! x

  5. Dude, that’s awesome Joanne. It reminds me when we bought 8L of wild blueberries and I managed to eat them all within a week without sharing with Rob.. HAHAHAHA. I could probably do the same with strawberries if they didn’t go off within a day. πŸ˜‰

  6. Monica says:

    This looks out of control in the best way. Those layers! It looks so delicious and a great way to use some of your strawberries. : ) How awesome it’d be to win a year’s supply of strawberries!

  7. See, this is why you are a genius! You make Mondays way more tolerable. And now, I’ll have a slice of pie, pa-lease?!!

  8. P says:

    I think any runner who has gone through the tribulations of a half or full marathon could easily compete in a food eating competition the next day πŸ˜‰

  9. I need to run more so I don’t gain weight from cake- kinda like you! This cake is marathon worthy, like to make it through a marathon, I would have to think of THIS cake, YUM!

  10. Going to anywhere that has fair type food brings out the competitive eater in me. Bring on the funnel cake!! πŸ˜‰ haha But what I really want right now is this pie for breakfast. Holy yum!

  11. Chocolate mousse and strawberry pie…two stunning desserts in one…life couldn’t be better!

  12. WHAT?! This is such a flipping fabulous idea, friend! I need to cover all things in chocolate mousse!…stat!

  13. Strawberry and chocolate is such a great combo. Love this cake!

  14. Oh heaven – chocolate and strawberries are as good a match (in my books) as PB and chocolate – I think I could have beaten you fair and square in a strawberry and chocolate eating contest – if the two were combined in a pie like this!
    And – p.s.- your heading of “chocolate mousse-covered strawberry pie {giveaway}” had me thinking you were giving this pie away! GAH! I envy your co-workers…p.s.s. do yall have any vacancies??

  15. Oh my gosh, combo of the mousse and those luscious strawberries is amazing! I would like an extra-large slice, please!

  16. This pie looks perfect! Can’t go wrong with strawberries and chocolate. Delish
    Have a marvelous Monday Joanne!

  17. Meg says:

    So with you on the strawberries, and this looks absolutely awesome. And what a fantastic giveaway! Woo!

  18. Pam says:

    What a super cool idea… strawberry pie with a delicate mousse on top. Brilliant! Great giveaway too.

  19. Heather says:

    Mmm… strawberries. There truly is no better combo than chocolate and strawberries.

  20. Joanne, this cake looks like a dream to me. It’s so hot today in London and yet I crave for a piece of this cake rather that for ice-cream. Beautiful pics!

  21. Kelly says:

    Yum!! This looks delicious! What a great combination!

  22. I’d love to jump through the screen and take a scoop of that fabulous looking cake, truly speechless just how good it looks!

  23. Min says:

    Haha you make me laugh every time! I shall challenge you to a strawberry contest! Although I must say, 12#..pretty impressive ;). This pie sounds amazing, and I’m not even a huge fan of mousse..I know I know…perhaps this will change my mind!

  24. Trisha says:

    Girl, this chocolate mousse goodness on a MONDAY? Can’t handle it! Gorgeous pie!

  25. Lisa says:

    Any dessert with a graham cracker crust is amazing. Congrats on finishing the half-marathon! I’m thinking about signing up for a race, but the idea of running a half-marathon intimidates me.

  26. Danguole says:

    You are a total badass! I can’t run any kind of marathon, but I bet I could competitively eat strawberries (or any kind of fruit, really) too. This looks so fluffy and dreamy!

  27. I cannot remember the last time I had chocolate mousse. I want some NOW! And congrats on your latest half!

  28. This pie is everything I want and need right now. And tomorrow for breakfast. Pass a big slice this way, sista!

  29. I think your pie and my pie should get together and have little pies. The best mixed marriage ever.

  30. Just decided what I’m making for my sister’s graduation dinner next week. Mousse covered pie is an acceptable dinner item, right? Right. And a pile of strawberries for dessert.

  31. Just the title drew me in. Then when I read it – Everything I want in 1 pie now! love this.

  32. Chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven! This dessert looks amazing! I bet I’d eat about anything after a half marathon. Followed by lots of sleep. Congrats on your race πŸ˜€

  33. Julia says:

    So proud of you for your halfie…I really need to get the show on the road with the whole event sign-up situation! A strawberry eating contest is definitely one I would enjoy joining in. Or watching. But mostly participating. Can we have a chocolate mousse covered strawberry pie eating contest? Now we’re talking!

  34. cheri says:

    Another half marathon!! you are an impressive person. That strawberry huller is adorable, I usually just cut the end off. Beautiful pie, love strawberries and chocolate.

  35. aww I miss Coney Island.

    I’m so happy it’s Strawberry Season again though!! My favorite fruit! And this pie? HEAVEN. Michael would re-propose if I made this. That chocolate mousse is so dreamy and the strawberries and the graham cracker crust….mmm

  36. Carla says:

    I love the way you think with this pie! Strawberry picking is next month, so this dessert will be going on my list πŸ™‚

  37. Christina says:

    This would put me in a competitive eating mode as well!!

  38. Hotly Spiced says:

    I do love the look of this cake and it’s really quite healthy when you consider there’s 5 cups of strawberries! We had a half-marathon here in Sydney on Sunday but no, I wasn’t a competitor xx

  39. What a fabulous pie! Love chocolate and strawberries together – can’t wait to get some fresh berries this season! Thanks for sharing!

  40. I’ve been looking for what to do with chocolate to make it summery, and this is it! Plus, I’m glad to see you didn’t use gelatin either – makes it more accessible, I feel.

  41. Veronica says:

    Brilliant! This sounds soooo delish. And thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

  42. Chantal says:

    Hi Joanne,

    This is a so yummy Tarte au chocolat!
    Really delicious!

  43. May I eat this beautiful chocolate mousse pie all by myself? Delicious πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  44. This pie is calling to me so much that I think there may actually be something wrong with me. I’m sure it’s not normal to be talking to pie through the computer screen!

    On the topic of a strawberry eating competition…according to my husband, I am bottomless when it comes to fruit consumption. I think I could give it a decent crack, if only I wasn’t in the wrong country πŸ™‚

  45. Lynn says:

    I love a graham cracker crust. And strawberries and chocolate together? Perfection.

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  47. Kate says:

    I feel very much a competitive eater after a nice long run!

  48. Becca says:

    Joanne, I tried this and it didn’t work! I have never made mousse before, but this is what your directions say:

    “Meanwhile, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Stir the chocolate mixture, vanilla, and salt into the heavy cream. Continue to beat until the peaks are as stiff as possible. They should almost be able to hold a stiff peak.”

    This makes it sound like after the cream is whipped, you whip again after adding the chocolate mixture. After some brief searching online for similar chocolate mousse recipes, it looks like it should just be folded in or it will deflate (which is exactly what happened to me, it is just liquid!). I am very disappointed because I was so excited to eat this.

    You are the only food blogger I actually follow and every recipe I make of yours is absolutely delicious! Let me know if there is a way to remedy my failed mousse attempt or if I just need to scrap the mousse and start that portion over.


    • joanne says:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry!

      I did whip the mixture again, but only briefly. How hot was your chocolate? Had it come to room temperature?

      I would put the whole thing in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then try to whip again. It won’t form really stiff peaks (mine didn’t) and it will DEFINITELY deflate a little and be a little liquidy, but it should still set if you chill it overnight!! Don’t give up on it! The refrigerator does magical things to it. πŸ™‚

  49. Strawberries and chocolate, you can’t get any better than that.

  50. Johanna GGG says:

    forget a year’s worth of strawberries – I want a year’s worth of this pie – amazing (though perhaps just a few pies would suffice for the year or I would never fit through the doorway)

  51. What an amazing gift and give away πŸ™‚

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  53. When I bring home a quart of strawberries (esp good ones), I have a very hard time not eating the whole container at once. Mmm, this mousse covered cake sounds amazing! Chocolate and strawberries go so well together πŸ™‚

  54. grace says:

    dynamite pie, joanne! i would love to visit coney island someday. πŸ™‚

  55. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, This pie looks magnificent and delicious. Thank you for hosting this exciting giveaway. Blessings, Catherine

  56. Jenny says:

    This looks fantastic. I want some right now πŸ™‚

  57. Lynna says:

    hahahaha!! I don`t doubt that you could win a strawberry eating contest!

    This pie looks amazing!!! Love the idea and combination of chocolate + strawberry + crust!

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