MuckFest MS Muck Pie Recipe

We hope you have a sweet tooth, because we have an absolutely mucktastic mud pie recipe to share! This recipe was created by Aaron Manuyag, a mucker, pastry chef and baker from Chicago. He is currently a baker at Nico Osteria under respected pastry chef Amanda Rockman. Aaron trained at the French Pastry School in Chicago before going on to work in kitchens in Beverly Hills, Orlando, Phoenix and Chicago.

MuckFest MS Muck Pie Recipe

MuckFest® MS Muck Pie Recipe

Step #1: Chocolate Graham Crust

5 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 cups Sugar
1 lb Unsalted Butter
4 Tablespoons High Quality Dark Cocoa

In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cocoa. Melt the butter and then add it to the mixture. Mix thoroughly. Spread the graham mixture in a 6-8 inch spring form pan, but reserve just a little to crumble on top of the cake later. Press the graham mixture down into the pan making it as even and flat as possible. Press any excess graham up the sides of the pan. Bake the crust at 325°F for 12-15 minutes. Let the crust cool, and then put the pan in the freezer.

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Note: Most grocery stores sell graham cracker crumbs, but if you have trouble finding them, simply buy a pack of graham crackers and put them into a food processor until they are completely ground up.

Step #2: MuckDuck’s Famous Coffee Ice Cream

2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Whole Milk
2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sugar
3 Egg Yolks
2 cups Whole Espresso Beans

Prepare a large bowl filled with ice and water, and then place a slightly smaller bowl on top of the ice bath.

In a small pot, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, salt and half of the sugar.

MuckFest_MS_Muck_Pie_Step1_Recipe_12Bring the mixture up to a simmer, and then turn off the heat. Crush the espresso beans just a little bit with the bottom of a pan or bowl, add the beans to the pot, and cover the pot with plastic wrap. Let the espresso beans steep in the mixture for 10-15 minutes.

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Strain out the espresso beans.

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Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the egg yolks with the other half of the sugar, and whisk them together.

MuckFest_MS_Muck_Pie_Step2_Recipe_4Turn the heat back on under the cream and milk mixture. As it begins to heat up, pour about a cup of the liquid into the egg mixture. Whisk the two mixtures together, and be sure that the liquids are not so hot that the eggs cook. Transfer the combined egg/cream mixture into the pot and continue stirring with a rubber spatula. As you stir, make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan, and continue stirring until the custard becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and keep its shape when you drag your finger across the spoon.

Immediately pour the custard through a strainer and directly into the bowl on top of the ice bath. Whisk the custard every few minutes until it has completely cooled. Wrap the bowl and store the custard in a cooler overnight.

Note: You will need an ice cream maker for this step. If you’re using a Cuisinart ice cream maker or an ice cream maker with a bowl that needs to be frozen, be sure to put it in the freezer. If you do not have an ice cream maker [or are like anyone on our staff who can’t cook up anything besides obstacles and muck], you can always use store bought ice cream!

Step #3: Assembly

After chilling the ice cream custard overnight, transfer the custard to the ice cream maker and spin the ice cream according to your machine’s instructions.

As soon as you have spun the ice cream, add a thin layer of the ice cream to the spring form pan (about half an inch).

MuckFest_MS_Muck_Pie_Step5_Recipe_2Then, pour a thin layer of some caramel topping of your choice on top of the ice cream, and spread it evenly.MuckFest_MS_Muck_Pie_Step5_Recipe_0MuckFest_MS_Muck_Pie_Step5_Recipe_1

Next, spread the rest of the ice cream on top of the caramel layer. Level out the ice cream with a spatula and then immediately place the cake in a freezer.

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Depending on the freezer, it might take up to 2 days for it to completely freeze. When the cake is thoroughly frozen, rub your hands against the sides of the pan to warm up the ice cream cake, and remove the sides of the spring form pan.

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Step #4: Chocolate Magic Muck Shell

1 cup Chocolate
1/2 cup Coconut Oil

In a small pot, heat the coconut oil and add the chocolate. When the mixture is completely homogenized, you will pour the Magic Muck Shell over the finished ice cream cake, letting it run over the sides of the cake. It should take less than a minute for the shell to form.

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Step #5: Chocolate Dirt Crumble

Finally, take the extra chocolate graham crumbs and toss them with a pinch of some large flaked sea salt and plain graham cracker crumbs. Cut and enjoy with your teammates! Or by yourself, we won’t judge!

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Many thanks to Aaron for sharing this delectable recipe! Do you have your own Muck Pie recipe you want to share?

Complete Ingredient List

5 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 cups Sugar
1 lb Unsalted Butter
4 Tablespoons High Quality Dark Cocoa
2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Whole Milk
2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sugar
3 Egg Yolks
2 cups Whole Espresso Beans
1 cup Chocolate
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
Pinch of Large Flaked Sea Salt
1 cup Carmel Sauce, purchased

 

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