Mississippi Mud Pie


Indulge in the rich and irresistible flavors of the South with this Mississippi Mud Pie recipe. Named after the mighty Mississippi River, this dessert is a heavenly combination of a chocolate cookie crust, velvety chocolate pudding, and a layer of fluffy marshmallow meringue. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself, this full recipe guides you through creating a decadent Mississippi Mud Pie that will leave your taste buds longing for more.


For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from about 24 chocolate sandwich cookies)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Chocolate Pudding Layer:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Marshmallow Meringue Topping:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

  • In a bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until set. Allow it to cool completely.

3. Make the Chocolate Pudding Layer:

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in the whole milk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the milk mixture to temper the eggs.
  • Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate pudding over the cooled chocolate cookie crust.

4. Chill the Pie:

  • Cover the pie with plastic wrap, ensuring it touches the surface of the pudding to prevent skin from forming.
  • Refrigerate the pie for at least 2-3 hours, or until the pudding is set.

5. Prepare the Marshmallow Meringue Topping:

  • In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar.
  • Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler) and whisk continuously until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch.
  • Remove the bowl from heat and beat the egg white mixture with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.

6. Top the Pie with Marshmallow Meringue:

  • Spread the marshmallow meringue over the chilled chocolate pudding layer, creating decorative peaks with a spatula.

7. Toast the Meringue:

  • Using a kitchen torch, carefully toast the meringue until golden brown.

8. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Slice and serve this decadent Mississippi Mud Pie, savoring the layers of chocolatey goodness and fluffy marshmallow topping.

9. Share the Decadence:

  • Share the joy of this indulgent dessert with friends and family, bringing a taste of the South to your table.


The Mississippi Mud Pie is a celebration of chocolatey decadence, rich flavors, and velvety textures. Whether enjoyed on special occasions or as a delightful treat for yourself, this pie is sure to become a favorite for those who appreciate the irresistible combination of chocolate and marshmallow goodness.



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