Mud Pies April Fool’s #SundaySupper

Spring means muddy season around here. The ground thaws out. Snow melts. Creeks rise. So why not make Mud Pies?
Mud Pie
Moist, dark, clumps packed into individual pie shells. You know, getting back to nature.
I love getting dirty. Prepping the garden. Digging my hands in the soil and squishing it through my fingers.
It kind of like cooking. Now wait, hear me out.
I cook by feel as much as sight, smell, sound and taste. Listen for the sizzle or flop of dough on the hook. Potatoes squeak when roasted. Have you ever ran to the stove because you heard a pot boil over?
Dough needs (no pun intended) to reach a certain texture. You knead it until it feels right.
Meatloaf gets mixed by hand. Its ready when it holds together but still feels moist.
I was stumped when the April Fool’s Day Sunday Supper theme was announced. Then I looked outside. It just rained and there was mud everywhere.
So…

APRIL FOOLS!

If you haven’t already guessed it, this muddy mess is really tasty cake, pudding and chocolate cookie crumbs.

Its more a method than a recipe. Fun dessert or treat!
First, take a 9-inch pie crust, homemade or purchased and cut it into 4 pieces. Press each piece into a large muffin tin cup. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect, its mud pie!
mud pie dough

Bake for about 9 minutes at 350, no grease until almost baked. Remove and set aside. Residual heat should finish the baking. If not, return to the oven. Let completely cool before removing from tin.
mud pie crustRemove the cream filling. Crumble the cookies. What you do with the creamy centers is your business. 😉

Fill with cake, pudding and cookie mix. Decorate with cookie crumbs.

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Mud Pies April Fool’s

Yield: 8 cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1 8-inch chocolate cake (one layer)
  • 1 cup chocolate pudding
  • 10 chocolate sandwich cookies plus 2 for garnish (I used Oreos) cream removed and crushed

Instructions

  • Cut the crusts into 4 pieces each. Press each piece into a large muffin tin cup. Prick with a fork. Bake at 450 for about 9 minutes or until almost done. Remove and place pan on rack. Dough should finish cooking outside oven. Return to oven if needed. Cool completely before removing.
  • Mix together cake crumbs, pudding and cookie crumbs.
  • Fill pie shells. Garnish with additional crumbs. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
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mud pie plate

Thanks  T.R. of Gluten Free Crumbley for hosting this fun event!

 

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27 Responses to Mud Pies April Fool’s #SundaySupper

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  4. Laura says:

    These look so tasty
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  5. Liz says:

    Now this is the kind of mud I’d have no trouble eating! Perfect for April Fools Day!!!
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  10. Sue Lau says:

    One of my favorite posts for Sunday Supper this week. Cute!
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  12. This looks so yummy and sounds really fun to put together!
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  13. Shaina says:

    These are TOO cute!! And those little shovels as the spoon? Genius!
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  14. Hezzi-D says:

    Those mini shovels are too cute! I love these mud pies…and I’m sure my kids at school woudl too!
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  15. You kind of had me with your beautiful little crust! This looks wonderful!!! YUM!
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  16. Sarah says:

    Absolutely delish – I would kill for this as a kid
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  17. I’m such a sucker for mud pie. You styled these so well (those little shovels!) that I did a double take to see if they weren’t really soil. 😛
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  18. These are so cute! But, they look so realistic, I might be a bit hesitant biting into one!
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  20. That little spade/shovel is adorable! Fun recipe.
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