This was my last month of providing monthly pies to our Riverview Elementary Auction winners. I wanted to end with a spectacular pie and I knew I had found it when I read about this Mississippi Mud Smores Fudge pie in the October 2012 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Auction winner Amy texted me a testimonial after eating this heavenly concoction, “That pie is unbelievable!! Oh, my word!! Of course, I had to make an extra one for the Wilsons (it ended up being our dinner…) and I have to agree – it’s darn good pie. The original recipe called for using a springform pan, but I’m all about the pie being pie so I just used a good old pie pan. I adjusted some amounts, also, and noted this in the recipe. Enjoy!
Mississippi Mud Smores Fudge Pie
adapted from Southern Living (October 2012)
- 2 1/2 cups (original calls for 2 cups) graham cracker crumbs
- 10 T. (original calls for 8 T - 1/2 cup) butter, melted
- 1/3 cup (original calls for 1/4 cup)/ 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsley chopped and toasted
- 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, chopped small
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 t. vanilla
- 3/4 t. salt
- 3 cups regular size marshmallows, cut in half
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- ******chocolate frosting**********
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 T. cocoa
- 3 T. milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- Mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter & 1/3 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of your pie pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cups of pecans over the crust.
- Microwave chopped chocolate and 1 cup butter in the microwave until melted and smooth. Check on it and stir frequently.
- Whisk the flour, cocoa, eggs, vanilla, salt and 2 cups sugar into the chocolate mixture. Blend well. Spoon the batter into the prepared crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour, fifteen minutes. A toothpick should come out clean when it is done. Cool for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the frosting: Cook the butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- Top the cooled pie with the marshmallows. Place pie on a baking sheet on the lowest rack and broil until the marshmallows are golden - about 30 seconds to a minute. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Drizzle frosting over marshmallows and sprinkle with the remaining pecans.