7 Iconic Mississippi Desserts And Where To Find Them
How sweet it is to…live in Mississippi! The Magnolia State is no stranger to iconic indulgences. And if you’re looking to indulge, there’s no better place than one (or all) of the following landmark eateries, which, among other things, are famous for their desserts.
1. Lemon Ice Box Pie from The Crystal Grill (Greenwood)
The Crystal Grill, 423 Carrollton Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930, USA
The Crystal Grill is famous for its pie, particularly the lemon ice box pie, which has been featured on
"The Best Thing I Ever Ate!" So, what is it that makes it so good? Well, according to the eatery’s pastry chef, it’s because every pie is made with "one cup of love." For more information, click
2. Black Bottom Pie from Weidmann’s (Meridian)
Weidmann's, 210 22nd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301, USA
Opened in 1870, Weidmann’s is Mississippi’s oldest restaurant, but that’s not its only claim to fame. There’s also its "world famous" black bottom pie. Without a doubt worthy of the fame, the pie’s crust, which is made of dark chocolate and ginger snaps, is filled with whiskey-spiked custard and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. For more information, click
3. Mississippi Mud Pie from The Chimneys (Gulfport)
The Chimneys Restaurant, 1640 E Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA
No list of iconic Mississippi desserts would be complete without the state’s namesake, Mississippi mud pie. Plenty of places serve their own versions of the classic dessert – and The Chimneys is one of them. The eatery calls it Mississippi mud cake; however, it’s still got all the hallmarks of its pie counterpart – marshmallows, chocolate, and a crusty base. For more information, click
4. White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Crescent City Grill (Hattiesburg)
Crescent City Grill, 3810 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, USA
Serving up an old classic with a "Creole twist," the white chocolate bread pudding at Crescent City Grill is tantalizing, to say the least. Truly one-of-a-kind, it’s made using a recipe created by the chef especially for Crescent City Grill. For more information, click
5. Pecan Praline Pie from Walnut Hills Restaurant (Vicksburg)
Walnut Hills, 1214 Adams St, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA
Walnut Hills serves up a slew of Southern favorites, including its signature pecan praline pie. Basically, the combination of two classic desserts – pralines and pecan pie – it’s pure heaven on a plate. For more information, click
6. Layer Cakes from Sugaree’s Bakery (New Albany)
Sugaree's Bakery, 110 W Bankhead St, New Albany, MS 38652, USA
A small town bakery with a big reputation, Sugaree’s Bakery is billed as a "national treasure." And while the bakeshop churns out sweets of all sorts, there’s no denying that it’s the signature layer cakes that put it on the map. They’ve been showcased in countless publications, including
New York Times
. The real icing on the cake is that the bakery ships its famous cakes nationwide. For more information, click
7. Bananas Foster Banana Pudding from Pig and Pint (Jackson)
The Pig & Pint, 3139 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
Pig and Pint is the perfect place to enjoy the three Bs – barbeque, beer, and…banana pudding! The eatery’s version of the classic, bananas Foster banana pudding, is described as a marriage between banana pudding and bananas Foster…need we say more? For more information, click
So, have you tried these iconic desserts? Did we miss your favorite? Tell us!
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