January 19th, 2012

Mississippi Mud Pie (A) [Club: BAKED]

Wow! It has been a LONG time since my last post. Since I officially defended my dissertation (yay #1) and landed a job at the University of Nebraska for the fall (yay #2), I am hoping I will have more time to bake and blog…I know I am a little late with my CLUB: Baked post, but better late then never. I actually made this last week, but then we went to Chicago and I forgot to bring my photos. Thanks to Jess from the Saucy Kitchen for picking this recipe – Mississippi Mud Pie (A) also known as the coffee ice cream tart! There are actually two versions of this in the BAKED book, hence the A.  You can find the recipe on the Saucy Kitchen blog right here.

I thoroughly enjoyed this pie! I have never been a huge coffeee ice cream fan, but this was really tasty. I probably could have eaten the whole thing myself, but luckily I had a meeting that I could take this to, so that didn’t happen! Like many others I could not find chocolate wafers (I have looked for these for other recipes and can never find them). So, I also used oreos with the cream scraped off.

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I have always been a fan of those oreo ice cream cakes so I was pretty sure this would taste good and it did not disappoint. The next layer was probably my favorite. That chocolate fudge layer between the cookie crust and the ice cream. It added a lot of flavor.

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I decided to make the ice cream myself. It took me a while to find the espresso powder, but when I finally found a local heath food store that carried it, the brand they had was the one recommended in the BAKED book. I didn’t include the Kahlua, mostly because I didn’t have any and didn’t want to buy it just for this recipe. Now that I think about it, maybe this was my favorte layer… I don’t know. As I said before, I have never been a coffee ice cream fan, but this was some good ice cream…. This could also be due to the fact that for the week before this I was trying to eat well and hadn’t really had any sugar. So, maybe I was just bound to like this!

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I think I overfilled my pie a bit or didn’t have the cookie crust come up on the sides enough because once I added my ice cream I couldn’t see the crust…

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Finally – time for the last  layer. The fudgey gooey chocolate on top. I decided not to add the nuts. I am not a big nut fan.

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I loved this pie and reading everyone’s posts because it made me think about all the possibilities of ways to change this up. I can’t wait to make a different version of this! If you are interested in seeing the other posts, you can check them out here.

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3 Responses to “Mississippi Mud Pie (A) [Club: BAKED]”

  1. Congratulations on your dissertion and your new job! That’s awesome. :)

    So, I was at the grocery store today and as I was walking through the frozen aisle (near the ice cream–thankfully I didn’t buy any)I noticed an end cap display that had ice cream toppings, ice cream cones and the coveted chocolate wafers. Though it’s ok I didn’t find them for the recipe because they were $5.49 for a package. The Oreo’s were a much better deal!

    Your pie looks great. Kudos for making your own ice cream. Looking forward to trying out other flavor combinations. This will be a great summer dessert!

  2. Gloria – Thanks so much for the comments. it is too funny that you found wafers because the other day I was looking for something else and I found the wafers too. I can’t remember where, but I bet they were by the ice cream topping!

  3. Late is always better than never :) Your pie looks perfect, I also adored the chocolate fudge layer.

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