mudpie

It’s almost bikini season girls! Which is why I am busy making not one, but TWO, Chart House-inspired mudpies. It is the perfect summer treat, and so worth the extra time I’ll be spending at the yoga studio sweating it off. For those of you that don’t know the Chart House, it is known for its mudpies… the oreo pie crust, rich coffee ice cream, amazing hot fudge sauce, whipped cream… truly too good to be true.

And just because I am in such a good mood knowing that I never, ever have to take another accounting class in my life (as of last night at 10 p.m. when I finished my accounting final), I am going to make these mudpies with homemade fudge sauce and homemade whipped cream. Homemade coffee ice cream would be pushing it… I’ll save that for another time.

It’s a pretty simple recipe, especially if you opt to use store-bought whipped cream and fudge sauce (it’s just not the same though!).

Homemade Mudpies

This recipe will make you two delicious mudpies.

Ingredients
3 16-ounce bags of Oreos, crushed
2 sticks of butter for mudpie, 1 stick of butter for fudge sauce
3 quarts of coffee ice cream, softened
8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, plus 1 ounce for chocolate shavings
1 1/2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar for fudge sauce, 3/4 cup for whipped cream
1/2 cup of corn syrup
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract for fudge sauce, 1 teaspoon for whipped cream
Salt
2 cups of heavy whipping cream, chilled

1. Crush Oreos (by hand or with the chicken pounder, like I did in my Mud Pudding post)

2. In the bowl of a mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the Oreo crumbs with 2 sticks of melted butter.

3. Press Oreo crumbs into two pie pans, thickly, and press up against the sides. The Oreo crust is my favorite part about the mudpie, so I went crazy with my Oreo crumbs!

4. Scoop in coffee ice cream until filled several inches over the rim of the pie pan. I made one mudpie with all coffee ice cream and the other with both vanilla and coffee ice cream.

5. Place in freezer while you make the whipped cream and chocolate fudge sauce, or until ice cream is firm. For the true Chart House recipe, freeze for 24 hours prior to adding fudge sauce and whipped cream.

6. Now for the homemade fudge sauce (adapted from Smitten Kitchen), add one stick of butter and 12 ounces of chocolate to a saucepan placed in water (double boil). Melt chocolate.

7. Simultaneously, boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a larger saucepan.

8. Once chocolate and butter mixture is melted, pour into boiling water in other saucepan. Add 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of corn syrup, 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

9. Increase the heat, while continuously stirring, until mixture comes to a boil. Let boil, while stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.

10. Remove from heat, and let cool for 20 minutes.

11. While cooling, prepare the homemade whipped cream (recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties cookbook). Pour 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into a large bowl and cream with a handheld mixer until it is firm.

12. Add 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and continue to cream. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and mix until blended.

13. Set in refrigerator until fudge has cooled.

14. Spoon fudge over mudpie, covering Oreo crumbs and ice cream completely. Set in freezer for 20 minutes. It will look a little messy! This is what happens when you are in a rush and didn’t freeze the ice cream for long enough – it still tastes amazing! – but for a true Chart House recipe, freeze the ice cream for 24 hours before adding fudge sauce.

15. Spoon whipped cream over mudpie, covering fudge sauce completely.

16. Using a sharp knife, thinly cut into remaining ounce of semi-sweet chocolate to create thin chocolate shavings. Sprinkle over the top of the whipped cream, and place back into freezer until serving time!


8 Responses to mudpie

  1. Lindsay says:

    I love getting your posts sent to my email..I am double tasking ( riding stationary bike at gym and reading at the same time) I used to work at the Newport Beach Chart House! So I def know the pie your talking about yummy!! Looks just as delicious as I remember

    -Linds
     Delighted Momma

    • Star says:

      Wow I’m impressed! That is some serious multi-tasking, I’m inspired to go to the gym now! Thanks so much for your nice comment! 🙂 And thanks for subscribing!!!

  2. Scarlett says:

    I’m drooling right now, that looks so good!

  3. Marisa says:

    Holy moly this looks deadly. Wow.

  4. Angel @ | 77inspire | says:

    seriously… deliciousnessss. pretty easy recipe too. love how all your photos have beautiful flowers in them too 🙂

  5. jess says:

    This looks major, to die for. This cook book has great recipes, have you made her recipe for Croque Monsieur? I’ve read hers is The best… Q? How did you like the cook book by Teresa G. ‘Skinny Italian’?, I am tempted to buy it…I I am loving these pink tissue roses. My WORD. I really want to try Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘My Father’s Daughter’, I have the cook book Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, love how she makes all Garth’s home cooking herself!;) Cowboy casseroles!

    • Star says:

      I haven’t made her Croque Monsieur – that sounds amazing though! And Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood is on my list to buy…I’d love to try out some cowboy food!!! So so happy to hear you’re a country fan too!! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  6. jess says:

    I am revisiting this recipe and I am making this for my twin boys birthday this weekend. Wish me luck & Much love!
    Jess

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