It's the first day of spring and we can't think of a better way
to celebrate than with ice cream, in pie form, of course. This
delicious Mud Pie comes to us from one of our featured bloggers,
Chef Jessica Bright, at www.cookingbright.com.
Chef Jessica starts the dessert with crushed Oreo cookies.
Can't miss. Happy 100th birthday Oreo!
With the constant onslaught of less than happy news it is nice to
find stories that are more celebratory. Nabisco was proud to
announce the 100th birthday of Oreo cookies earlier this
week. I have to be honest; I'm not a regular consumer.
Yes, I'll admit that dunked in milk they are quite tasty but I tend
to prefer cookies of the homemade variety.
There is however one thing they do exceptionally well… chocolate
crusts! I recently discovered an even better way to make
their famous crust, I now use coconut oil to create the perfect
texture and even better flavor (plus coconut oil is an excellent
anti aging beauty secret- now that they're 100 years old I'm sure
the Oreos really appreciate that!) The recipe below is
ridiculously easy and incredibly delicious, hope you enjoy this
excuse to celebrate.
This recipe is ridiculously easy and great to make in advance-
then store in your freezer until ready to serve.
Mud Pie with a Chocolate Crust
1 ½ cups crushed oreo cookies (or other chocolate sandwich
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
½ gallon of your favorite ice cream (I recommend a coffee
& chocolate flavor)
Whipped cream and chocolate syrup to garnish
Prepare the crust by combining the crumbs and coconut oil and
pressing into the bottom of a 9" springform pan that has been
brushed with a little extra coconut oil. Bake at 350º for 10
minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. While
crust is cooling allow ice cream to soften at room temperature,
about 30 minute. Stir ice cream in a large bowl then pack it
into the prepared chocolate crust. Cover with foil and place
in the freezer for a minimum of three hours (any less and it tends
to be really messy). Remove edges of springform pan, slice,
garnish and serve.