Monday, May 16, 2011

Mud Pie Deluxe

With a chocolate crust and coffee ice-cream filling, topped with rich chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toasted almonds...this dessert is a wonderful summertime treat!


 Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (like Oreo)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
Filling:
  • 2 L / 8 cups coffee ice-cream, softened
Chocolate sauce:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Topping:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Garnish:
  • chocolate pieces or shavings for garnish
  • toasted or caramelized almonds
  1. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter.  Press into bottom of a 9" spring form pan.
  2. Spoon  ice-cream onto crust (or cut into slices to fit).  Level with spatula.  Freeze.
  3. For chocolate sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm, then spread over ice-cream layer.  Return to freezer.
  4. Whip cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff.
  5. To serve, top each slice with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and sliced almonds.
Serves 12

Note: In our area Safeway stores carry wonderful coffee ice-cream with the Lucerne label.

19 comments:

  1. Would you share the pattern for the cute apron that you all wear?
    Jo

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  2. That is one lovely looking dessert Judy. Beautiful...

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  3. Oh that looks decadent and delicious!

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  4. What a dessert to start the week! Thank you very much for sharing... I've bought your boook via Amazon, Can't wait till it comes down here!

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  5. Speechless..... WOW, ciao Flavia

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  6. WOW! This one is worthy of your next cookbook! 8-)

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  7. It's not even breakfast and I'm drooling already..

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  8. Ok.... my mouth is watering and Im counting backwards on the calories !!
    giggle... My verification word in nical ... close enough for no-cal???

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  9. This looks delish! I will definitely be giving this one a try. Also, wanted to let you know that there was a wonderful article about your new book in the Lancaster Farming paper (out of Lancaster Co, PA). Good news sure travels fast!

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  10. Coffee flavoured ice cream can sometimes be quite costly. I usually make it very economically, by mixing 4 tsp. instant coffee with 4 tsp. of warm water. Then I add that to 2 litres of softened vanilla ice cream. Mix it with eletric mixer. Your recipe looks AWESOME!

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a review of the cookbook today.

    Obviously I love it! :)

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  12. JUDY!JUDY!WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US(LOL) definitely no. no calories at all and JULIE I LIKE YOUR VERIFICATION MUCH BETTER THAN WHOOPS(calories) it really does look yummy!

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  13. Mmmmmm! Gotta try that! Even the Safeway coffee ice cream by itself even sounds good...

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  14. Ive been making this since last summer - if you want to add an adult flavour, pour a little Kaluha over the ice cream before topping it with cream and freezing it. For our local gals, Island farms makes an awesome coffee chip ice cream.

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  15. Looks so delicious! I like Lorrie's tip for making her own coffee flavored ice cream :) ~Elaine

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  16. I just placed an order for two cookbooks, one for myself and one I'll be giving away from my blog!!!

    Just a note: I called the local Family Christian Store to check to see if they had it in stock...The girl said that it was on back order from the publisher, and currently unavailable????

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