A household favorite dessert; the crust makes the difference!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
1 day
1 day
1 pie


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
First Layer:
Second Layer
Third Layer:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Stir flour, pecans, and butter together in a bowl; press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Stir cream cheese, 1 cup whipped topping, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until smooth; spread over cooled crust.

  • Whisk milk and pudding together in a bowl until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Let sit until pudding is set, about 5 minutes. Spread pudding mixture over cream cheese layer. Top cream cheese layer with 12 ounces whipped topping. Refrigerate until flavors blend and pie is set, about 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 6.7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 35.5g 55% DV; cholesterol 55.9mg 19% DV; sodium 565.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
This is an easy, family favorite. Don't let it fool you... the rich, cream cheese layer blends well with the pudding layer creating a fabulous party for your taste buds! Directions say to layer cool whip on top of cream cheese but its really cool whip on top of the pudding. Not a fan of chocolate: same recipe with your favorite flavor pudding - lemon? top w/nuts, shaved chocolate, toasted coconut. Get creative! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is great - it reminds me of my childhood! Always a staple dessert at family gatherings. My grandma usually sprinkled chopped pecans on top of the 4th layer. Thank you for posting this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this recipe though I tweak it a little. It's a family favorite! Read More