Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mud Pie

This recipe is from the March 2010 Family Circle Magazine

24 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), finely crushed ( I used Late July organic)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 pints vanilla ice cream  ( I used a vanilla with chocolate coated cone pieces)

2 pints coffee ice cream ( i used plain chocolate)

12 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), coarsely crushed ( i used Late July organic)

1 cup bottled fudge sauce, at room temperature

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds ( i left these out)

2 cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate sauce, for drizzling


1. Crust: Finely crush cookies with food processor. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-size bowl, stir melted butter into cookie crumbs until moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.

2. Bake crust at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes.

3. Filling: Remove ice creams from freezer; soften for 5 minutes. Transfer vanilla ice cream to a bowl; stir until good spreading consistency. Repeat with coffee ice cream. Spread vanilla ice cream into cooled crust and spread level. Sprinkle with coarsely crushed cookie crumbs and spread coffee ice cream over top; spread level. Freeze for 2 hours.

4. Carefully spread top of pie with fudge sauce; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the almonds. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

5. Remove pie from freezer. Let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.

6. Meanwhile, whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until medium peaks form. Spread whipped cream over pie. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

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