Mississippi Mud Pie (A), Aka Coffee Ice Cream Tart

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Preparation info

  • Yield:

    one

    9 inch Pie
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

Usually the differences in a popular recipe—say red velvet cake—are a matter of subtle variations (I.E., less flour, more sugar, cream cheese frosting versus vanilla frosting) and personal tweaks (some people trade the red food dye for beet juice). However, on occasion, a recipe will undergo seismic differences from state to state and person to person. The Mississippi Mud Pie is one of those recipes. Mississippi mud means many things to many people, and we took the liberty of reinterpreting two of the most popular versions (see version B). This recipe is the simpler one. In fact, you can put it together rather effortlessly (though there are stretches of time to account for the chilling and freezing steps), and I find that perfectly charming: chocolate cookie crust covered in a layer of chocolate fudge covered in a layer of coffee ice cream and drizzled with more bourbon fudge. You could swap the coffee ice cream for another flavor, but then you couldn’t call it Mississippi mud.

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