Mississippi Mud Pie
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Serves: 12
 
This Mississippi Mud Pie recipe is easy & so good! It has been a family favorite for the last 20 years. It's a delicious layered dessert everyone will love.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 2 packages instant chocolate pudding (3.4 ounces each)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder, optional
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (OR substitute the last three ingredients and the heavy cream with a 16 ounce carton of Cool Whip - see recipe notes for instructions)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix melted butter, flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, & pecans (if using) in a small bowl. Press onto the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10-14 minutes (until barely turning golden). Let cool.
  3. Beat room temperature cream cheese and 1 cup of powdered sugar until smooth. In another bowl, beat 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Drop the cream cheese mixture over the whipped cream and beat just until combined. Spread on cooled crust.
  4. Mix both packages of pudding with 3 cups of milk. Spread over the cream cheese layer.
  5. Use the remaining heavy cream to make whipped cream: Beat 2 cups of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread over the pudding layer.
  6. Optionally, garnish with chopped pecans and chocolate pieces.
  7. Refrigerate until serving.
Notes
If using Cool Whip:
In step 2 beat softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in 2 cups off cool whip until combined and spread on the crust.
In step 4, simply spread the remainder of the Cool Whip (about 4 cups) over the top of the pudding layer.
See recipe post for more information and details about using homemade pudding.
Recipe by From This Kitchen Table at https://www.fromthiskitchentable.com/easy-mississippi-mud-pie-recipe/