Monday, April 4, 2016

Texas Mud Pie

My Aunt Pat used to make this awesome pie and bring it to our family pot lucks, it was so good. Then she passed the recipe to me and I got to bring it for a long time. I think that different versions of this recipe have been around for years, but this is ours and we love it. It is so rich and it is hard to say just which layer of this awesome pie is the best. This is one of those pie's that you may actually have to hide  from everyone until time to serve.

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Texas Mud Pie Starts With A 
Crunchy Pecan Cookie Crust

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

First We Layer Cream Cheese Mix

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next We Have A Layer Of Rich Chocolate

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Top It Off With Whipped Topping and Pecans

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Texas Mud Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
For The Pecan Cookie Crust
1/2 cup real butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans, chopped
Cooking Spray For Pie Plate
Layer 1 
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
3/4 cup whipping cream
Layer 2
1 cup sour cream
1 (5.9 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding 
2 cups half and half
Layer 3
1 (8 ounce) whipped topping
1/2 cup pecans, chopped for garnish
Directions
Spray a 9 inch pie plate with a cooking spray.
Sift the salt and flour together.
Chop the pecans.
In a sauce pan, melt the butter over a medium heat. Stir in the flour and salt.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the pecans until all the ingredients are blended well.
Spread the cookie mix into the prepared pie plate pressing the mix onto the bottom and the sides of the pie plate.
Bake the cookie crust at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool completely before filling. The cookie needs to be cool to the touch.
Layer 1
In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese, sugar and cream until completely smooth.
Spoon into the cooled cookie crust and smooth the mixture.
Place in the refrigerator to cool.
Layer 2
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix, half and half and the sour cream. Place a piece of wax paper or clear plastic wrap on top of the pudding and refrigerate until cool and set.
When the pudding is set. Very carefully spoon the chocolate on top of the cream cheese layer.
Layer 3
Spoon the whipped topping on top of the chocolate layer and garnish with chopped pecans.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Enjoy!
Recipe Adapted from Aunt Pat
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Ready To Serve

Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


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Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


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Texas Mud Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

20 comments:

  1. Now that's what I'd call a pie!
    Jenna

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  2. It looks soooooooooooo DELICIOUS !!
    And I love the pecan crunchy crust :)
    Honestly - my mouth is watering now.....

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  3. To die for (literally)! Love it.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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  4. Yum! I just love this, especially the pecan crust. Pinned!

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  5. I am in big trouble! Between your pie and Kitty's cake, I need some good chocolate dessert!! This looks amazing and would definitely win my husband's heart. The pecan crust sounds divine. Pinning.

    Thank you for joining TOHOT today. :)

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  6. I love all the layers of this pie, Miz Helen! I'd loves big slice at lunch today!

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  7. Yum! I'm with Kitty, let's just have a slice for lunch!

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  8. Miz Helen I think I will make this for my husband on our anniversary. He adores chocolate. Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Boy, that would take care of my cravings in a hurry! Pinning this one.

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  10. I think I gained a pound reading the recipe! Ha ha! Looks delicious and thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

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  11. I'm drooling!! Would love a piece of this right now! Thanks so much for sharing.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. Umm.. I'm almost dumbfounded over how amazing this looks! That pecan cookie crust is such a great start to what looks like an amazing pie! Pinning and following you! We host a fun link-party every week with a bit of a twist - the hosts make and feature the recipes linked up! We'd love for you to stop by and link up with us! http://tinyurl.com/h22otpq

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  13. Here in Mississippi, we have our own version of mud pie, but I've never seen a recipe like yours. My pecan-loving family would go crazy for it!

    I'm hosting a link party and I'd love for you stop by and link up with us! http://bit.ly/1S8Dsb7

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  14. Looks great- pinned to try later. Started following on instagram

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  15. Hi Miz Helen, I think you could subtitle this one "Death by Decadence!" Sounds really rich & delicious! Blessings, Janet

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  16. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Visiting from Twelve On Main!

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  17. No wonder you have to hide this wonderful pie, Miz Helen! Your Texas Mud Pie looks irresistible. I love the way all the delicious layers go together. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  18. OOO...this sounds so good...can't wait to try it...xoxo

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  19. Miz Helen, that pie looks absolutely amazing. I have been saving recipes for my daughter who want to become a pastery chef so I'll definitely be pinning this one. I would also like to invite you to a new link part that I host. All types of posts are welcome. It is called Sweet Inspiration and runs Friday till Tuesday. Thank you again for dropping by at my blog the other day.

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