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Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe Recipe

Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again

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Is it a pie or a cake? Who cares? - this recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie is a chocolate-lovers delight! From the bourbon biscuit base through the dark chocolate filling to the rich fudge topping, you'd be best to avoid this one if you are watching your weight. If you're past worrying, it's a rich lip-smackin' delight.

      Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients for Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

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to serve 6 - 8:
10½ oz
bourbon biscuits (or Oreo cookies)
2½ oz
3 oz
dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids
3 oz
2 oz
light muscovado sugar (a.k.a. Barbados or moist sugar)
3½ fl oz
double cream (heavy cream)
1½ teaspoons
vanilla extract
5½ oz
dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids
5½ oz
double cream (heavy cream) (plus extra to serve)
3 small pinches
golden syrup
6 oz
icing sugar (a.k.a. powdered or confectioners' sugar)


How to Cook Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

  1. Crumble and crush the biscuits into very small pieces. Melt the butter in a small pan or microwave. Mix the biscuit pieces and melted butter together in a bowl, then press this mixture into the base and up the sides of a 9" (23cm) loose base cake tin (a Springform cake tin is ideal). Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces then melt in a bowl set over a pan of nearly simmering water. Gently and constantly stir the chocolate while keeping the water just below simmering (don't let the bottom of the bowl rest on the bottom of the pan or it will get too hot and the chocolate will separate into liquid cocoa butter and clumps of cocoa powder). Once melted, add the butter and allow to melt, stirring into the chocolate.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl for about 5 minutes, or until thick and creamy. Fold in the double cream (heavy cream), the vanilla extract and the melted chocolate mixture and pour into the chilled tin on top of the biscuit base.
  4. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (Mk 4 - 350ºF - 180ºC) for 40-50 minutes, or until just set. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, for the fudge sauce, sieve (strainer) the icing sugar (powdered sugar or confectioners' sugar) and break the chocolate into small pieces. Add the icing sugar and chocolate to the cream and golden syrup in a saucepan. Heat over a medium heat, stirring regularly until the mixture is smooth and glossy (do not allow to boil). Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Spread the sauce over the cooled pie and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Serve with lashing of double cream (heavy cream) and a trip to the health spa afterwards!

You can melt chocolate in a microwave oven if you wish... Place room temperature chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium power. The chocolate won't completely melt, but it will turn glossy and soft to the touch. Remove from the microwave and stir to finish melting. Microwave 1 ounce of chocolate for about 90 seconds; 6 ounces for about 3½ minutes, stopping halfway through to stir the chocolate. Since times are approximate, always start with the suggested melting time and repeat in 30-second intervals.
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Reviews of Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again December 31 2014
I tried this recipe after my husband had told me to look up a recipe for a Mississippi Mud Pie, we absolutely loved it and everyone else that has tried it also. I've made this for several occasions now and it was always the first empty dish. Whether the original recipe or with a few alterations, this is still great!! Wonderful, sweet, delicious!!! Definitely a keeper!
(6 reviews)
Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again April 11 2014
First time I made it, this recipe was a hit at a family gathering I took it to. It makes two 8" pies. I made one with an Oreo cookie crust and one with a Nilla wafer crust. This pie is to die for!!! Every time I make now it I gets rave reviews and people always ask for the recipe. Make it, you'll love it. Its nice and sweet, but not heavy or rich..its just enough sweet and creaminess!! I'll make this over and over.
(4 reviews)
Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again April 29 2013
Awesome!! Every Thanksgiving we try a new pie in addition to our customary ones and this Mississippi Mud Pie was such a huge success that it will become a staple in our yearly list from now on. Excellent recipe. I doubled recipe and put in 9x13's to feed large crowd. I changed crust a little-used chocolate wafers and pecans, making it even richer!
(2 reviews)

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