Friday, July 9, 2010

Chocolate Pudding Pie

I remember when I was younger my Mom would make this delicious chocolate pudding and cream cheese pie.  It was very simple but I can't remember the receipe!  Ahhh!  So I found this receipe posted on a discussion group and made it for our 4th of July dessert and it was fabulous so I wanted to share with you!

Original Receipe:

11 x13" pyrex dish

2 sticks of butter
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of pecans

Mix till crumbly. Bake at 350 for 15 min. Let cool.

Cheese Filling
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese-soft
1 cup powder sugar
1 cup of cool whip

Mix and spread on crust.

Pudding Filling
3 small (3.9 oz.) packages of instant choclate pudding
3 cups of milk
1 cup of cool whip

Mix pudding, Fold in cool whip. Spread over cream cheese mixture.

Top with cool whip.

Suggested to buy 1 lrg. and 1 sml. cool whip containers to make this dessert.

My redenition:

I modified it slightly because I wanted something quick and easy so I bought a prepared shortbread pie crust in the baking aisle.  This brought on another issue that this receipe made too much filling for a pie pan so I had to cut it down.

I used 1 8 oz. package of Neufchatel Cheese (1/3 less fat) put probably could have gotten away with using 4-6 oz. and cutting back the powdered sugar accordingly.  In addition, I used only 1 small package of instant chocolate pudding (not because I wanted to but because I accidently grabbed 1 package of cook & serve and 1 package of instant) mixed with 1 cup of milk. 

Needless to say it was a hit with my family and it took me all of about 15 minutes!  Enjoy!