One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dessert consisting of a rich chocolate mousse or cake on a base made of crushed chocolate biscuits.
- ‘Desserts start at €5, and include Mississippi mud pie, lemon tart with vanilla icecream, banoffi roulade or Dutch apple and raisin pie.’
- ‘Many, perhaps most, of the people around you will be chopping on burgers, macaroni and cheese, fries, onion rings and pecan, apple, key lime and Mississippi mud pies.’
- ‘To our enormous surprise, the printed question and answer elicited scores of recipes from all over the nation not only for Mississippi mud pies but for mud cakes as well.’
- ‘Finally, buttons straining off our shirts, we shared a slightly soggy Mississippi mud pie.’
- ‘The dessert list is predictable enough, with banana split, Mississippi mud pie and apple pie with ice cream, so we're not talking Anton Carome in the kitchen here.’
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