Mississippi mud pie

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Mississippi mud pie
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Alternative names Mud pie
Type Pie
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Region or state Mississippi
Main ingredients Chocolate, Sugar, Butter
Cookbook: Mississippi mud pie  Media: Mississippi mud pie

Mississippi mud pie is a chocolate-based dessert pie that is likely to have originated in the U.S. state of Mississippi.[1] The treat contains a gooey chocolate sauce on top of a crumbly chocolate crust. The pie is usually served with ice cream.

While Mississippi mud pie was originally associated with Southern United States cuisine, the dish has gained somewhat of an international reputation, owing in large part to the sheer amount of chocolate in each serving.

The name "Mississippi mud pie" is derived from the dense cake that resembles the banks of the Mississippi River.[2] Its earliest known reference in print is 1975.[3]

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  1. ^ "What Is Mud Cake?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Ernest Small (1 January 2009). Top 100 Food Plants. NRC Research Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-660-19858-3. 
  3. ^ "mud-pie, n." Oxford English Dictionary Online. December 2012. Oxford University Press. Accessed December 19, 2012.

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