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  • Piggy Pie Dessert

    filed under: Dessert on August 4, 2018

    Another great recipe from Grandma… this delightful dessert is sure to please everyone! Kids especially love to help make this Piggy Pie Dessert! We love this all year round. If you enjoy desserts as much as we do you might enjoy this Pumpkin Dessert too!

    Piggy Pie Dessert

    Piggy Pie Dessert

    I was browsing my Grandma’s old church cookbook and came across this recipe. The name is what drew me to it of course! After reading the ingredients I knew that I had to make it. Chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, a sweetened cream cheese layer, and the most glorious baked crust that you will ever try. I can see why it was popular so many years ago!

    Easy Dessert

    I added heath chips (buttery toffee bits) and mini chocolate chips on top just for fun. You can leave them off if you prefer. I think shaved chocolate would also be a lovely way to decorate the top!

    Once you try this recipe you may want to play around with it too. Different flavor puddings can be substituted. You can also use cherry pie filling in place of the vanilla pudding for a really decadent ooey-gooey dessert!

    Layered Dessert - Piggy Pie Pudding

    How does this Dessert taste?

    So good! The crust is probably the most powerful flavor in this dessert, as the puddings are subtle. The first bite was a bit shocking as I expected there to be more of a chocolate flavor, but what I was really tasting was the lovely pecans. If you want this to be a more powerful chocolate flavor you can use 2 boxes of chocolate instead of the chocolate & vanilla. You can also use more chocolate on top and even drizzle with hot fudge.

    Old Fashioned Dessert

    If you want perfect cuts where you can see all the layers, make sure that this dessert is well chilled before serving. If you care a little less about the presentation you can serve it immediately after making. It will be a glorious ooey gooey mess, but still delicious!

    5 from 12 votes
    Piggy Pie Dessert
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Setting Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins

    This classic dessert is a family favorite!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: dessert
    Servings: 12
    Author: Amanda
    • 1/2 cup (113g) butter (I used salted)
    • 1 1/2 cups (192g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    • 1 container (16-ounce) whipped topping
    • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese
    • 1 cup (128g) confectioners' sugar
    • 1 box (3.9-ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 1 box (3.9-ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
    • 4 cups milk, divided (I used whole milk)
    • 1 cup heath chips optional
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
    2. In a medium bowl, combine butter, flour, and chopped pecans. Using a fork, combine ingredients well, then pat into bottom of a prepared 9x13 pan. (baking spray or parchment to prepare)

    3. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes. (Keep an eye on it so the edges don't burn.) Allow to cool.
    4. In a medium bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.
    5. In a medium bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.
    6. Beat softened cream cheese with confectioners sugar until smooth. Fold in 1/2 (8-ounces) of the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
    7. Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese mixture.
    8. Spread the vanilla pudding over the chocolate pudding.
    9. Spread remaining 1/2 container of whipped topping over vanilla pudding.
    10. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle 1/2 cup-1 cup of heath chips.

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    I have been making this for years except with double chocolate and no vanilla pudding. Also, I just sprinkle more chopped pecans on top. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Can’t wait to try your cakes also all the rest of your recipes,thanks for sharing

    Oh, I wish we could get the Heath Chips here in the UK….looks like it finishes off the recipe perfectly.

    I’ve had such fun with these recipes. THANK YOU SO MUCH

    In our “neck of the wood” we call these lushes! Chocolate lush is divine but using lemon pudding is pretty amazing, too!!

    I can’t wait to try the recipe. I was intrigued to see the use of pecans in the crust. I have made 2 lemon pies this month so far and I just decided to add roasted pecans in my graham cracker crust (which i find a wonderful added nutty goodness ). Will defiantly try the floured crust also!

    I have this recipe with walnuts instead of pecans….it is my husbands favorite!!

    Can a nut milk be substituted for regular milk?

    Do you have a cook book with all these recipes???

    I have not made it yet. Just saw it tonight

    Made this with banana pudding instead of vanilla and I also only use 1 1/2 cups milk per box of pudding mix. Much firmer result. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    Everything looks so good can’t wait to try the Piggy Pie

    My 10 year old daughter and I made this yesterday and it is almost gone. Everyone that tried it couldn’t stop eating it. They loved it and hated me for making it. That’s when you know it is really good.

    Piggy pie is what we called sex in a pan you are stealers

    Looks delish. But since ‘m a purist and do not like packaged pudding, mine would be from scratch! Takes longer but worth it when cooking with love!!!

    I do not like nuts in ANY of my foods, but do like the flavor. (I know, I’m crazy!) Could you put the nuts in a food processor first, then proceed with the rest of this recipe?

    Can’t wait to make this

    I love your recipes, do you have cookbooks for sale?

    Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes with us!


    My mother in laws recipe is exactly this but called “Sex in a pan”.

    I’ve made a lot of the recipes you put on Facebook they have all been great

    I can’t wait to give this recipe a go….Thank you for sharing 😊

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