Mudslide Pie

Mudslide Pie

My husband’s favorite dessert is chocolate pie. His grandmother was a wonderful southern cook, and chocolate pie was one of her specialties. So Jonathan grew up eating what I refer to as “heirloom” chocolate pie, because apparently one must inherit the ability to make it like she did. I have tried, but goodness knows I just can’t make it like she did. Instead of always feeling like my chocolate pie was inferior, I decided to find a chocolate pie that was entirely different than hers. I came across Mudslide Pie years ago, and it has become a treasured part of the holiday dessert collection around here. Hardly a holiday goes by that one of my gang doesn’t ask for it. I made it last weekend for Easter, and decided to pass it on to you. I hope your family loves it as much as mine does.

Mudslide Pie takes a little time, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Start out by gathering your ingredients. This one goes pretty fast, so have all your ingredients ready as you begin to prepare the pie. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 9″ prepared chocolate pie crust (I use the Oreo crust)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon hot water
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa

Melt a cup of chocolate chips in a saucepan over lowest possible heat. As it melts, stir with whisk to smooth chocolate. When completely melted, remove from heat.

Combine coffee granules and hot water in a medium size bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth. Spread into pie crust and put in freezer for several hours.

When pie is chilled, you can make the topping. Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a small bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread over chocolate layer in pie crust. PLace pie back in freezer until ready to cut.

Mudslide Pie
Chocolate, coffee, and sour cream make this frozen pie a delight!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 9" prepared chocolate pie crust (I use the Oreo crust)
  2. 1 cup chocolate chips
  3. 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  4. 1 teaspoon hot water
  5. 3/4 cup sour cream
  6. 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  9. 1 cup powdered sugar
  10. 1/4 cup cocoa
Instructions
  1. Melt a cup of chocolate chips in a saucepan over lowest possible heat. As it melts, stir with whisk to smooth chocolate. When completely melted, remove from heat.
  2. Combine coffee granules and hot water in a medium size bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth. Spread into pie crust and put in freezer for several hours.
  3. When pie is chilled, you can make the topping. Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a small bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread over chocolate layer in pie crust. PLace pie back in freezer until ready to cut.
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