Lost in the sky and Mississippi Mud Pie

The sky in Edmonton is undenyingly beautiful.

Sky

As is this Mississippi Mud Pie. I have been sceptical of these pies before as the crust has decided to melt into the chocolate filling in past attempts. However, this pie is delicious with a rich as sweet filling and more-ish crust. Tastiest mud ever.

Mississippi Mud Pie

[from Martha Stewart.com]

Ingredients

Serves 8

For the Crust

  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (from about 36 cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped plus 1/2 ounce shaved
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine wafer crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Press mixture firmly into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a medium heatproof bowl, set over, not in, a pan of simmering water, melt 2 ounces of the chocolate. Brush bottom of cooled shell with chocolate and scatter pecans over.
  3. Using the same bowl, set over simmering water, melt butter with remaining 6 ounces of chocolate.
  4. Using an electric mixer on high, beat eggs, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and salt until thick and batter falls back in a ribbon when beaters are lifted from bowl, about 3 minutes. Gently fold butter-chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Pour into pie shell. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top forms a crust and filling is just set.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then refrigerate until well chilled.
  6. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream with confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Top cooled pie with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

MMUDPIE chocyum

Enjoy!

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3 comments
  1. Ant said:

    haha! blogface. i love it. especially because the only category is ‘pie’. and what a category it is :) xx

  2. d said:

    Pie in the Sky!
    We love it

  3. Chris said:

    Can’t believe you love peanut butter so much. I used to buy it in 1kg tubs I loved it so much!!

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