Sunday, July 31, 2011

Possum Pie

I will add a picture the next time I make this pie.  The original recipe is from the Taste of Home magazine.  Yummy!20
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened*
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional but good)
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped (or Cool Whip)


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spoon into crust. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • In a bowl, whisk the milk, vanilla and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spoon over the pecans. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped cream and if desired, more chopped pecans. Yield: 8 servings.
*I usually only have 8 oz. packages of cream cheese on hand so I use 6 oz. for this and then use the remaining 2 oz. for something else (like spreading on a bagel).

While the pecans add interesting texture and great flavor, I have made the pie without them to save on cost.

The boxes of pudding (vanilla and chocolate) will make two pies.  If I am just making the one pie, I  tuck the two boxes in my pantry to use for another pie later.

Don't you love the name of this pie?  It was one of their favorite restaurant recipes and the owner of the restaurant didn't know how it got its' name.  Had to be a story there...


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

POSSUM PIE !!!!! how could i NOT come here and check this it...i just picked up the new Taste of Home Back To School issue....

happy to stop by today


Deb said...

Hi Brenda ~ interesting name! We make this same pie but w/o the cream cheese, 10x, and nuts...just the puddings and cool whip...I guess that sounds like it's not the same pie after all! LOL! We just call it puddin' pie. And it is definitely yummy. Thanks for posting this one.

Southrn said...

This is a slight variant of what is usually called 'four layer'. It is named possum in some areas because of the colors.