Sunday, June 2, 2013

Baked Sunday Mornings - Mississippi Mud Pie

Hard to believe, but this is our last recipe from Baked Explorations.  I was flipping though it earlier today and realized that many of my favorite recipes are from this one book!  

Mississippi Mud Pie and I go way back.  All the way back to my first marriage more than twenty years ago (wow, that makes me sound and feel so old!).  My ex-husband and I lived within walking distance of the grocery store and we walked there often just to get these incredible frozen Mississippi Mud Pies made by Pepperidge Farm.  They had a crumbly chocolate cookie base, topped with a chocolate mousse filling and I'm pretty sure there was a layer of whipped cream.  They were awesome!  I think I cried a little when I they stopped making them.

This lovely little pie reminded me of those frozen treats and that time in my life while I was making and tasting it.  I don't do coffee flavored anything so I used just plain ol' chocolate ice cream.  I had planned on using some chocolate ice cream that I made last weekend but didn't have enough.  I also didn't use the recommended Nabisco cookies for the base.  I love them but just couldn't bring myself to spend almost $5 on a box and used chocolate animal crackers instead.

I love this.  It's a slice of chocolate heaven!  I actually like the bourbon here too.  I only used it in the fudge layer and loved the subtle flavor it added.  A great way to finish off a great cookbook!

Please visit Baked Sunday Mornings for the recipe and to see what the rest of our group did this week.
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  1. What I love about this recipe is how easy it is to modify it to your personal tastes! It looks delicious. And it's been so much fun baking with you!

  2. It really is a good dessert. I loved it. Your mud pie looks wonderful.

  3. Yours looks amaaazing.

  4. This looks delicious and I love your yellow pie dish!


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