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 33 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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  • Kathryn says:

    The pudding was soupy. Very disappointing after spending so much time and money on this recipe.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You need to make the pudding according to the directions on the box. If it was soupy then you might have made it wrong or didn’t chill it.

  • Andrew says:

    Can you explain what is Whipped Topping please? I am not sure what it is, if this is is unavailable can i substitute with something else?

  • Jim Anderson says:

    Great recipes

  • Carmen Miller says:

    No website….would love to be on your mail list

  • Georgia Ellus says:

    I made w/ 2 pkgs instant butterscotch pudding. & only sprinkled Heath but chips on top.
    TO DIE FOR!!!

  • Frances carrick says:

    Love your receipts

  • Becky Rowe says:

    Love the recipe. I used sf pudding for one and it was delicious. Thank you I enjoyed the recipe. Will definitely make again.

  • Nancy says:

    Made this when my 10 year old son had a couple of friends sleep over. None have allergies so I was ok with pecans. They loved it. Easy crowd pleaser. I’ve made several of your recipes…, keep them coming!

  • Larry Brese says:

    Can’t wait to try

  • Aanchal Mittal says:

    Superb Recipes.

    Sure gonna try in this weekend.

  • Mike Mason says:

    This is also known as chocolate sin in some places. It can be decadently delicious if made with a dark chocolate pudding.

  • Barb says:

    Can this pie be made with gluten free flour?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I believe so, yes.

  • Amanda Stephens says:

    Can u substitute pecans for the crust that’s not nuts?

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • Linda says:

    Love the dessert

  • Janice says:

    This has always been known to my family as “Holy Smoke”. With the first bite you will say “holy smoke, that’s good!” I have a lemon version that is as good or better than the chocolate, both are always a hit!

  • Doris Parker says:

    what other crust can i use, i don’t really like nuts in my desert, plus my grandson is allergicc, could i do shortbread, love that one and how would i prepare it for that size pan?

  • Lisa says:

    This dessert is also called Robert Redford dessert … why, I’m not sure. But regardless, it’s my go to for family get togethers or for family members that don’t care for pie or cakes.

  • Cathie S Hyett says:

    I’ve made this for years, but also added a third layer of lemon instant pudding. Grated part of a chocolate bar on top for garnish. My family has always referred to it as Texas Pudding Cake or TPC!

  • Shubhangi powar says:

    Ur all dessert are really really nice I wanted to meet u for collection all dessert recepie s

  • Jenny says:

    In Reply to Andrew: Whipped Topping is like Cool Whip in the freezer section at any grocery store…There is usually store brand also of whipped topping there too!

  • Yolan says:

    Whipped topping is non dairy like Cool Whip topping in the dessert section of the freezer, in stores. You could substitute it with regular/dairy whipped cream – hope this helps

  • lauren says:

    This looks sooo good! I’m looking forward to trying it.

  • Chris Waghorn says:

    Looks absolutely amazing!

  • 2pots2cook says:

    Definitely keeping this beauty !Thank you so much and have a nice day 🙂

  • Sharon Slama says:

    It was known in this part of the country as “Better Than Sex Cake”.