Mud Pie

Mud Pie

One of the most decadent of DzSoutherndz desserts, Mud Pie is the perfect rich, creamy, chocolate ending to your meal.

Serves: 8

Ingredients: Crust 2 cups chocolate graham crackers, crushed ½ cup pecans, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup butter, melted

Filling ½ cup unsalted butter ½ chocolate chips 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 tablespoons brewed espresso 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 3 large eggs Whipped topping Chocolate shavings

Directions:Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine all of the ingredients for the crust in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Press into the bottom and sides of a standard-sized pie dish. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

Place butter, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder in a large saucepan. Heat over low until butter and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.

Stir in flour, sugar, espresso, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well between additions.

Pour mixture into pie crust. Place in the oven and bake until firmly set, approximately 30 minutes.

Let cool completely. Top with whipped topping and chocolate shavings. Serve well chilled.