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 Blueberry Heaven Dessert or Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert!

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!

Piggy Pie Dessert Recipe

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!

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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.

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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!

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4.97 from 31 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
Calories: 439 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 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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  • JoCarol says:

    I think this is the same as Robert Redford dessert

  • Debbie says:

    i Love all all all of your recipes would like to have one of your cook books please

  • Mary says:

    The recipe is good and very helpful. Tried this and it was super nice

  • Theresa says:

    All the recipes look an sound so yummy. Good thing I don’t have the money to make them all that I like. Some day one at a time

  • Hinda Greenberg says:

    I’ve been making this for at least 45 years. Sometimes I use the pudding mixes, other times I make my own puddings. I usually make mine sugar free. Now I use Stevia and it works perfectly!!

  • Janice Gutierrez says:

    This recipe came out like slop. It was like soup. The taste was okay nothing extraordinary. I will never make this again. Its costly as well. I tried it because I liked the ingredients, but it was a waste of time and money.

    • Amanda says:

      Slop? I don’t understand how you got slop from pudding? Maybe you didn’t chill the pudding?

  • Mary says:

    Did you ever make this in a pie dish?

    • Amanda says:

      You could, I would just reduce the recipe by half.

  • Ashley Haynes says:

    Followed recipe almost to a tee. I added peanut butter chips to the chocolate pudding mix and added crushed oreos on top instead of the heath. I used the exact measurements for everything else. My family loved it.

  • Kirsten says:

    Hi. Looks great! I am making for a family get together and was planning on refrigerating the same day I make and traveling a few hours. Do you have to eat immediately or is it good several hours later?

    • Amanda says:

      Because there is pudding in it, it is best served chilled. You could always travel with it then pop it into the fridge for a little while before eating. 🙂

  • Susan Diego says:

    I love baking, hope & Willing to copy your recipe, easy to prepare. I like this

  • Liz says:

    Been making this dessert, called a different name, for years. Always a hit.

  • Meda Alexander says:

    I have made this many times , always turns out great.I don’t know how you could mess it up.

  • Camille says:

    I made the pie today. It looks as good as it taste. Not to sweet. The flavor is just right.

  • Marge says:

    This was a big hit when I served it to our Small Group. Everyone wanted the recipe. Very yummy!

  • Joan Edmonds says:

    This piggie pie dessert is at the top of my list for delicious desserts. I served it tonight at dinner. It was scarfed up in a minute.!! Joan Edmonds jedmonds39&yahoo

  • Sandy Currie says:

    We know this as called 4 layered dessert.

  • Ray says:

    Love these resapes.

  • Deanna says:

    So it’s just powdered sugar you use it’s the same as the sugar listed right?

  • Richard m Arbeiter says:

    I’m going to try the Appel crisp.
    We’re can I find your other post

  • Joanne Miller says:

    Looks scrumptious!

  • ML says:

    i’m anxious to make this but some family can’t have nuts – what do you suggest i add to the crust mixture in place?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can use a standard graham cracker crust.

  • Terry Rodriguez says:

    Would’ve been nice to say melted butter in the ingredients.

  • Glenda Jo Martin says:

    I can’t wait to take Piggy Pie To My Next Family Get Together !

    Thanks For Sharing.

  • Donna P. says:

    Love your recipies.do you know approx carbs in the Piggy Pie dessert.? My grandson is type 1 diabetic but he would love this for Easter. can you post nutritional facts…not trying to be a pain…..sorry. He is my world. Diagnosed at age of 4…8 now.

  • Steve says:

    Ridiculous name but great dessert!

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