This delicious crust is made with flour, chopped walnuts and butter, pressed into a 9-inch pie tin, and baked till lightly golden. It 's then filled with chocolate pudding that is then smothered with a sweetened whipped cream and cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, combine walnuts and flour. Mix well, then stir in softened butter or margarine. Stir until ingredients are combined and mixture forms a ball. Press into bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and cool.

  • Place pudding mix in a medium bowl and whisk in milk. Mix until smooth. Allow to set up for 5 minutes then spread on top of cooled crust.

  • In a large bowl whip cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioner's sugar until mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form, then fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over pudding layer. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

377.9 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 34g 11% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 57.7mg 19% DV; sodium 390.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
I used to make this with my grandmother when I was a kid. I love it. But we used cool whip insted of the whipping cream and made the chocolate layer into 2 layers under and over the cream cheese one then added coolwhip on top. So rich. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
the filling is great but in the directions it says to press into a 9x13 and there is no way there is enough dough. so i went to cooks.com and used a crust recipe for mississippi mud pie then came back and used this filling recpe. still it is too thin a local steak house serves this dessert and it is thick so next time i make this i will use the other crust recipe i found which uses 1 3/4 cup flour 1 cup pecans and i\1 stick of melted butter. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
I used to make this with my grandmother when I was a kid. I love it. But we used cool whip insted of the whipping cream and made the chocolate layer into 2 layers under and over the cream cheese one then added coolwhip on top. So rich. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2005
This recipe was pretty easy and yummy. If you are inexperienced with whipping cream (as I was) make sure that you buy unpasteurized unhomogenized whipping cream. It is easier to whip than pasteurized or pasteurized & homogenized. Try to make sure the cream is very cold when you start to whip it and keep it as cold as possible while whipping it. When it is too warm it churns (like making butter) instead of whips. Good luck. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2003
I love this recipie it's quick and easy.My mom calls this a 4 layer pie and makes a variation on it instead of walnuts she uses pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
I need a sugar free dessert for this weekend for an event so I modified this and made it tonight as a trial run. It is probably the best sugar free dessert I have ever made.. here's what I did: I used sugar free instant pudding and instead of conf sugar I used sucralose granular (Splenda) Since the cream cheese and splenda was a little "thick" w/o conf sugar consistancy I added some extra whipped cream to the mixture. I also had to use a little extra flour in the crust to get the right consistancy and I did not have walnuts so used pecans instead. It was DELICIOUS! If you like to try to lighten up desserts as we do try this modified version and I am sure you will love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
This is the real Mississippi Mud Pie I know. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
the filling is great but in the directions it says to press into a 9x13 and there is no way there is enough dough. so i went to cooks.com and used a crust recipe for mississippi mud pie then came back and used this filling recpe. still it is too thin a local steak house serves this dessert and it is thick so next time i make this i will use the other crust recipe i found which uses 1 3/4 cup flour 1 cup pecans and i\1 stick of melted butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
Most excellent and very easy to make. Highly recommend this one. I didn't/wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
We used a gram crust. This pie turned out absolutely gorgeous and was a huge Thanksgiving hit! This is THE BESET MUD PIE ever top with whip cream and mini chocolate chips. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
This was pretty good! I loved the whipped cream/cream cheese topping. The crust was a bit overpowering though and did not seem to mix well with the chocolate flavor. I might try a different nut next time. Read More
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