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Mississippi mud pie
Alternative namesMud pie
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateMississippi
Main ingredientsChocolate, sugar, butter

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

While Mississippi mud pie was originally associated with Southern United States cuisine, the dish is enjoyed throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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 dated 1975.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "What Is Mud Cake?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ Small, Ernest (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 ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved December 19, 2012.