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Entry from May 13, 2008
Swamp Pie

Entry in progress. Baby comes first—B.P.


Cooking Index
Copeland’s Of New Orleans’ Swamp Pie
Courses: Dessert, Pies

Recipe Ingredients
20 oz Graham cracker crumbs
6 oz Chocolate fudge
1/2 x Vanilla ice cream
12 oz Sliced roasted almonds
12 oz Shredded roasted coconut
5 oz Whipped cream
8 oz Butter or margarine

Recipe Instructions
Mix crumbs together with butter or margarine thoroughly. Spread the mixture on sides and bottoms of a 9-inch spring pan to form a crust.
Take 2 ounces of fudge and spread on top of crumbs. Place 1/4 gallon of ice cream on top of fudge. Next, spread 2 ounces of fudge over ice cream then place 4 ounces of coconut. Place remaining ice cream on coconut and follow with 2 ounces fudge, 4 ounces almonds, and 4 ounces coconut as done before.
Top pie with whipped cream and remaining almonds and coconut. Place is deep freezer for 3 to 4 hours..
To Roast Coconut and Almonds: Place coconut on a metal sheet pan and put in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 3 1/2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Do the same for almonds but increase time to 4 minutes. 

HALK: THE COLOR OF COMFORT FOOD
$2.95 - San Jose Mercury News - NewsBank - Jul 16, 1993
... thing called swamp pie ($4.75), “chocolate pecan caramel fudge pie wading in melting chocolate,” according to the menu, which omitted the whipped cream. ...

Captain is at home with basic Louisiana dishes
$1.95 - The Advocate - NewsBank - Mar 4, 1994
The restaurant offers a variety of pies and cheesecakes for dessert, but the only in-house confection is its Swamp Pie-vanilla ice cream with thin swirls of ...
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27 October 1995, Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA), pg. B1, col. 3:
The menu at On the Bayou is mostly Creole and I’m sure you will find something you like. (...) The menu goes on and on with catfish, crawfish tails, oysters, steaks, chicken and even a large variety of Po-Boy sandwiches, of course you will want to leave room for a piece of “Swamp Pie”—rich, gooey and sinful to eat. 

ON THE BAYOU HAS FIRE, SPICE - MOST OF THE TIME
$2.95 - Sacramento Bee - NewsBank - May 5, 1996
The most distinctive and satisfying desserts were the “swamp pie” ($3.75), a moist and light brownie base topped with chocolate mousse, and the praline ...

Music and lyrics by Rob Harvilla
SF Weekly - Dec 17, 1997
“Devastating Swamp Pie” ($5.75) was devastating only in size: Atop a nice, thin Oreo crust was a huge wedge of ice cream topped with hot fudge, ...

Title:Recipe: Baskin-Robbins’ Shrek swamp pie.(Flair)(Recipe).
Source:The Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, MI) (June 20, 2001): pB5. (182 words)
Document Type:Newspaper
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Full Text :COPYRIGHT 2001 All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of The Grand Rapids Press by the Gale Group, Inc.
Byline: The Baltimore Sun

1 quart Baskin-Robbins Shrek’d Out Chocolate Mint ice cream
Pre-made chocolate-cookie crust in pie pan
1 tub thawed whipped topping (8 ounces)
1 bottle green food coloring
1 bottle yellow food coloring
1 pack gummy worms, snakes and frogs
1 green gel tubeSet the Baskin-Robbins Shrek’d Out Chocolate Mint ice cream on the counter for 5 minutes to soften, then empty the ice cream onto the chocolate-cookie crust, smoothing to fill entire pan.

Place swamp pie in freezer for 15-20 minutes. Mix the whipped topping and green and yellow food colorings together until you reach your desired swamp color.
Cover the ice cream with a thick layer of the whipped topping.
Place swamp pie in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to set.
Decorate the swamp pie with your gummy worms, snakes, frogs and drizzle with the green gel. Return to freezer or serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 469 calories, 6 grams protein, 29 grams fat, 47 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 71 milligrams cholesterol, 223 milligrams sodium.

eBay Guides
Louisiana Swamp Pie
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, melted
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 cup coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup golden raisins
2 uncooked pie shells

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat eggs. Add sugar, melted butter, vinegar and vanilla, mix well.
Add coconut, pecans and raisins. Pour into pie shells, dividing mixture evenly between both shells. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 2 pies, serves 6-8 people a pie.
(recipe from Lafayette, LA)
Guide created: 10/10/06 (updated 08/16/07)

Texas Monthly Recipe Swap
swamp pie
Author: kat
Date:  08-24-07 07:41
I am looking for a recipe for a Swamp Pie. It taste alot like a Mississippi Mud Cake only in a pie. Can anyone help? Thanks

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 13, 2008 • Permalink