Mississippi Mud Pie

Karen Frazier
Mississippi mud pie

Ingredients for Mississippi Mud Pie

Serves 6 to 8

Crust Ingredients

  • 9 chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, cut into pieces or shaved
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup (light or dark)
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee, espresso, or coffee-flavored liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Crust Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, pulse the pecans and graham crackers until they are finely crumbled, 10 to 15 one-second pulses.
  3. Pulse in the melted butter for five one-second pulses.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust sets, about 10 minutes.
  6. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Filling Directions

  1. While the crust cools, in a large saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, sugar, and salt until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the corn syrup, coffee or liqueur, and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  4. Working one at a time, add the eggs, stirring after each egg until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour in the prepared pie crust and bake until the filling sets, about 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool on a rack for 2 hours.
  7. Top with the whipped cream and the chocolate shavings, if desired.

Mississippi mud pie makes a delicious and rich dessert that's perfect for a simple family meal or for a dinner party with guests. When served with a cup of coffee or an after-dinner Port, it's the perfect end to a meal.

Mississippi Mud Pie