The well-known Mississippi Mud Pie consists of a flaky buttery pie crust, a rich fudgy chocolate layer and is finished with a generous amount of whipped cream. It’s one of my favorite pies, and for good reason. Rich chocolate and airy in one bite!
Since I love making shortcuts whenever possible, I’m certain there’s no way you can make a mud pie easier than this: 5 ingredients, 10 minutes of prep time, and 40 minutes in the oven. My secret shortcuts are refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust, one box of brownie mix (and its fixins’) and whipped topping.
Start by heating the oven to 350°F. Unroll the pie crust and, with your fingers, press in onto the bottom and the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. (Pssst. Look like a pie pro with one of these 3 Tricks for Awesome Pie Crust.) Set aside your prepared crust while making the chocolate filling.
To make the chocolate layer, in a mixing bowl combine the brownie mix, the chocolate sauce included in the box, ¼ cup water, ½ cup oil and 1 egg. With a hand whisk, stir to combine.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Once the brownie layer is cooled completely, spread 2 cups of whipped topping over it in an even layer. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shavings. Slice with a sharp knife, cleaning the knife’s blade after each cut.