Millionaire’s Mud Pie

Millionaires Mud Pie

For a decadent desert look no further than this recipe, combining the guilty pleasures of chocolate, caramel and cream, this is one pudding that will please your loved ones who have a sweet tooth. The light filling stops the dish becoming too rich, whilst making it incredibly moreish – a guaranteed dinner party hit for those who want to indulge on an autumnal evening.

Preparation time: 30-40 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 16 approx.

Equipment:

Pyrex Asimetria 27cm flan tin
Rolling pin or food processor
Saucepan
Pyrex 0.5 litre measuring jug
Pyrex 1 litre glass mixing bowl
Electric whisk
Pyrex 0.5 litre bowl
Saucepan

Ingredients For the crust

150g unsalted butter, melted
350g Bourbon biscuits
1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder

For the caramel

397g tin condensed milk caramel
½ tsp sea salt

For the chocolate filling (mud)

100g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter, soft
300g light muscavado sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
4tbsp cocoa powder
250ml single cream

Topping

300ml pot of whipping cream, whipped

Method – Millionaire’s Mud Pie:

  1. Preheat the oven to: electric 180°C / electric (fan) 160°C / gas mark 4.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  3. Use a rolling pin to crush the biscuits with the cocoa powder to a fine crumb, or blitz in a food processor, pour in the butter and pulse together until combined.
  4. Tip the biscuit mixture into the tin then use your fingers to push the crumb into the tin, use the back of a metal spoon to help compact and smooth it.
  5. Bake the biscuit base in the oven for 10-12 minutes then allow it to cool slightly.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the salt into the caramel and stir to loosen it a little, pour this into the cooled biscuit shell.
  7. For the filling- melt the chocolates in a Pyrex bowl over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl or boil).
  8. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and smooth, gradually add the beaten egg and whisk in gently.
  9. Next add the cocoa and whisk in, followed by the melted chocolate and the single cream, stir this all together gently and pour over the caramel.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the filling is gently set, but still has movement.
  11. Let the pie cool completely then top with whipped cream.
  12. You could decorate with cocoa powder, stars, grated chocolate or whatever takes your fancy.Millionaires Mud Pie

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