Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mud Pie for Earth Day

My previous blog was about Earth-Friendly chocolate: what makes chocolate earth-friendly, so today I thought I'd give a recipe for Mud Pie, the perfect chocolate treat for Earth Day. The following recipe from the evite blog is a variation on the traditional Mud Pie. It's easy and delicious.

Mud Pie

  • 1½ cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed into tiny pieces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1 tablespoon KahlĂșa
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream, plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate

Combine chocolate wafer cookies and butter and press into 9-inch pie plate. Place in freezer. Mix ice cream, KahlĂșa and brandy. Whip 2 tablespoons whipping cream, fold into ice cream mixture, and pour into pie shell. Cover and place in freezer. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup cream and corn syrup to a simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over mud pie and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.

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