Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Recently, I joined a group that bakes recipes from the cookbook, Baked Explorations, and posts every other Sunday. Unfortunately, when I mentioned some of the upcoming selections, my picky family wasn’t as gung ho as I was…and to remain a skinny chick, I just couldn’t justify eating a whole batch of rosemary apricot squares or an orange creamsicle tart by myself. I had the cookbook open to their Mississippi Mud Pie, when my youngest walked through the kitchen…and that began the hounding process.  Oreo crust topped with a flourless chocolate cake, then silky chocolate pudding and whipped cream?  Can you see why he was enticed by the photo?

Ingredients

  • 35-40 chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos , crushed
  • 5 tablespoons. butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (I used 1 tablespoon)
  • ¼ cup coffee, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2½ Cups Whole Milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1¼ cups whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 envelope Whip-It, optional (this will keep whipped cream from separating if storing it more than a day)
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake