Mississippi mud pie

Flaky pie crust, incredible rich chocolate layer and light whipped cream make this Mississippi mud pie quite impossible for anyone to resist it. Flaky pie crust, incredible rich chocolate layer and light whipped cream make this Mississippi mud pie quite impossible for anyone to resist it.

Mud pies always make me think of childhood. Layers upon layers of mud and dirt. Sometimes sand or mulch. Little sticks, flowers and leaves were part of the decorations. The more the prettier.

Except jumping in the puddles, making mud pies was our favorite activity after the rain.  The last time I made a mud pie was probably more than 20 years ago. Time sure fly, doesn’t it?

The first time I heard about Mississippi mud pie was few years ago when I came to US. I have to admit, I was quite skeptical when I heard the name. My mind travelled quickly back in time.

Now, that I actually made a Mississippi mud pie I’m pretty sure I’ll never go back to the mud pies from my childhood. Mississippi mud pie recipe 2Mississippi mud pie as I’m sure most of you know, consists of a rich layer of chocolate and topped with a generous amount of whipped cream.

I’ve actually seen quite a few variation of the dessert. Some recipes have a chocolate, mostly crushed Oreos, crust. Others have a layer of chocolate pudding added to it. Some are just for grown ups since they call for bourbon. Either way, Mississippi mud pie is pretty much a chocolate and cream pie.

2 layers, 3 layers. Chocolate crust or nor, pair rich chocolate with whipped cream and you have an irresistible dessert.

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Speaking of chocolate and cream, in case you didn’t guess it already – it’s time for another chocolate party!

Heavy cream is this month secret ingredient! 

New to the chocolate party? Welcome! Happy to have you here. I hope you’ll join us. Here’s how

Each month I, along with some wonderful and very talented blogger friends, decide upon a secret ingredient to use in our chocolate sweets.

Our recipes will be shared on the first Monday of each month and you can add your own recipes until the end of the month when the party is over and a new one is opened. You can submit up to 3 recipes each month.

To make sure everyone is having fun, there are a few rules you’ll have to follow.

1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no-bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.

2.) Include a link back to a monthly round-up or the Chocolate party page.  Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes.

Mississippi mud pie recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

2 hours

Yield: 12 servings

Mississippi mud pie recipe

Flaky pie crust, incredible rich chocolate layer and light whipped cream make this Mississippi mud pie quite impossible for anyone to resist it.


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (homemade or store bought)
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, diced
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate shavings


  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Gently, with your fingers, press the pie crust on the bottom and sides of a 9" pie pan with removable bottom. Set aside.
  3. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bowl does not touch the water), add the chocolate, butter and corn syrup. With a spatula stir the chocolate mixture until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla and the eggs.
  5. Pour into the prepared pie pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the filling is set.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. When you take the pie out of the oven the chocolate filling will be all puffed up. As it cools down, is it deflate a little. Don't panic. It's absolutely normal.
  8. Just before serving, whip the heavy cream until form peaks form.
  9. With a spatula or a palette knife spread evenly the cream on top of the cooled chocolate layer and decorate with chocolate shavings.
  10. With a sharp knife cut the pie into slices.
  11. For a somehow clean cut, clean the knife's blade after each cut.


recipe slightly adapted from Chocolate and coffee bible



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    Hello! My name is Roxana and I'm a self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind Roxana's Home Baking, where I share original and adapted scratch recipes. 

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  1. Lenore says

    The total time for this pie says 2 minutes. That means 2 minutes to devour the whole pie, right? It looks too good to take any longer than that. Have a great day!

  2. says

    Love this recipe and pinned it! I would love to join your chocolate party. If I post a chocolate recipe this month I’ll definitely join in the fun. You can NEVER go wrong with chocolate!

  3. says

    UGH, once again I miss the posting date! I just could not get my act together and bake something for this month’s theme. I’m going to start planning NOW for next month. BTW your pie is mouth watering. I’m drooling over here!

  4. says

    This is a favorite of mine… oh my it looks good. I found your recipe over at the Create, Link, Inspire Tuesday link party at Naptime Creations. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jlh94r. Have a wonderful day!

  5. says

    Hi Roxana, your Mississippi mud pie looks ridiculously good! Ooh, I wish I can sink my teeth into one right now. Having my afternoon cup of tea while reading your blog and drroling over the delicious desserts!

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