Thursday, November 22, 2007

Catching Up

It's been a while since I posted but I've made a few things over the past few weeks. I didn't get a picture of this, but I'm sure many have made this recipe.

My son's birthday was last weekend, on the 17th. This dessert is what he requests for his 'birthday cake'. It is a layered pudding dessert that I'm sure everyone has made in one form or another. It's a great pot luck dessert and is always very good. I have a friend who uses a brownie mix for the base instead of the pecan crust and that is also very good.


For the crust:
1 cup flour
1 stick butter
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Melt butter, stir in flour and pecans. Pat into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees until very lightly browned. Watch closely as this can burn pretty quick. Cool crust completely.

Next layer:
1 8 oz. package cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 8 oz. carton Cool Whip thawed

With a mixer blend softened cream cheese with powdered sugar, stir in Cool Whip. Spread onto cooled crust.

Next layer:
1 large package Jello instant pudding made according to package directions. You can use any flavor you like. I have made this with lemon, banana, chocolate, coconut, butterscotch. They are all good. Spread over cream cheese layer.

Next layer:
1 8 oz. Cool Whip thawed.

Spread this over pudding. If using chocolate you can sprinkle shaved chocolate or more pecans on top. If using banana you can add some dried banana chips. If using coconut, try sprinkling some toasted coconut on top. Just use your imagination.

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