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You Asked For It: Chart House's mud pie recipe

ELLEN FOLKMAN   I   Special to the Times

ELLEN FOLKMAN I Special to the Times

I'm looking for the mud pie recipe from Chart House. Thank you.

Sarah Sullivan, Bradenton

Many readers are familiar with this recipe. Cynthia Shea of Spring Hill, Karen Eckles of Tierra Verde, John Peters of St. Petersburg, Marsha Cochran of Seminole and Marie Bunting of Holiday share the recipe from cards that were handed out at the restaurant. Jennie Miller of Palm Harbor found her recipe in the Florida's Historic Restaurants cookbook. The most difficult part of the recipe is finding chocolate wafers. After being unable to find them in three stores, I bought a ready-made chocolate crust. If you happen to find the wafers, please let me know. Remember, ice cream containers have gotten smaller since those recipe cards were distributed. If you want a deeper pie, crack open another not-quite-a-half-gallon. I used one package of Publix coffee ice cream. Don't skip chilling the fudge sauce. If you use it at room temperature it will slide off the ice cream. Chilled, it spreads easily onto the pie. When cutting the pie, wipe the knife between cuts for a cleaner presentation.

Recipe request

Sylvia Gonzalez of Tampa would like Iavarone's Steak House and Italian Grill's creme brulee recipe. Trinity resident Catherine Turner would like a recipe for lobster pie. Mary Kirk of Clearwater would like a recipe for yeast rolls that can be made into a Christmas wreath or Christmas tree.

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Chart House Mud Pie

½ package Nabisco chocolate wafers (not Oreos)

½ cube (4 tablespoons) butter, melted

1 gallon coffee ice cream, softened

1 ½ cups fudge sauce

Whipped cream

Slivered almonds

Crush wafers and add melted butter, mixing well. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. (You can substitute a ready-made chocolate crust if you want.) Cover with softened coffee ice cream. Put into freezer until ice cream is firm. Top with cold fudge sauce (it helps to place in freezer for a time to make spreading easier). Store in freezer approximately 10 hours.

Serve on a chilled dessert plate with a chilled fork. Top with whipped cream and slivered almonds.

Makes 8 servings.

You Asked For It: Chart House's mud pie recipe 11/11/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 11, 2013 4:48pm]
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