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.