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Carla Hall's Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie Carla Hall
This classic won't disappoint!
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
12
cost
$
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This chocolatey dessert is simply decadent. Try it for yourself.
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ingredients
  • For the Brownie Batter:
  • 8 ounces Butter
  • 8 ounces Bittersweet or Semisweet Chocolate
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • For the Chocolate Pudding:
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs (separated)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • To Build Pie:
  • 2 cups Crushed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (chocolate cookie part only plus more to garnish)
  • 1/4 cup Butter (softened)
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
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  • 1
    8 ounces Butter
    8 ounces Bittersweet or Semisweet Chocolate
    4 Eggs
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    1 cup Sugar
    1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
    2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
    For the Brownie Batter: Gently melt butter and chocolate together in a glass bowl in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water.  In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, salt, sugars and vanilla.  
  • 2
    1 cup All-Purpose Flour
    Stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture, and then add flour.  Stir just until combined.
  • 3
    3/4 cup Sugar
    1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
    1/8 teaspoon Salt
    1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
    2 cups Milk
    For the Chocolate Pudding: Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, salt, cocoa powder and flour in a medium bowl.  Slowly stir milk into dry mixture.
  • 4
      
    Put mixture in medium sauce pot and cook until mixture begins to thicken. 
  • 5
    2 Eggs (separated)
    2 tablespoons Butter (softened)
    1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
    Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, then briskly stir a small amount of the hot mixture (about 1/2 cup) into this mixture.  Add egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture in top of double boiler and stir in butter and vanilla. Cook until mixture thickens again. Set aside.
  • 6
    2 cups Crushed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (chocolate cookie part only plus more to garnish)
    1/4 cup Butter (softened)
    To Build Pie: Preheat oven to 350°.  In a small bowl, combine the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with the butter until thoroughly mixed. Press into a lightly greased springform pan. Bake for 15 minutes to set the crust.
  • 7
       
    Scrape brownie batter into the chocolate crust, forming an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out somewhat clean. Allow to cool slightly, and then pour pudding over the brownie layer, spreading into an even layer.
  • 8
    2 cups Heavy Cream
    1 teaspoon Vanilla
    Combine the heavy cream and vanilla and whip until peaks form, and use to top the chocolate pudding layer. Garnish with more crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
 
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