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Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding Dessert

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding Dessert

This Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding Dessert takes me back to my childhood. It’s easy to put together and has the yummy layers of Vanilla Wafers, bananas, and homemade vanilla pudding, topped with whipped cream. 

Patriotic Berry Dessert

Patriotic Berry Dessert

When our daughters were young, I liked to make a Patriotic Berry Dessert for the 4th of July. Filled with strawberry and blueberry Jello, whipped cream, berries, and angel food cake, it was the highlight of the evening, usually enjoyed following the fireworks display. As 

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert is still a popular hit at our family gatherings with its pecan shortbread crust, chocolate pudding and whipped cream cheese fluff. So yummy!  

Some people may know this dessert by another name: S _ _ in a pan, comes to mind. But I’d prefer to make this G-rated for all those little kiddos out there who, I’m sure, will love this pudding dessert. And after all, this was my grandma’s recipe! Goodness!

 

Ingredients for Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

For the Shortbread Crust:

  • all-purpose flour
  • chopped pecans
  • butter, softened

For the Whipped Cream Fluff:

  • cream cheese, softened
  • powdered sugar
  • frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

For the Chocolate Pudding Mixture:

  • instant chocolate pudding mix (2 small packages)
  • whole milk

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a nut chopper or knife, coarsely chop the pecans. Set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the Shortbread Crust

In a small bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, 1 cup of the chopped pecans, and softened butter until it holds together into a ball.

Press into an oblong baking dish (you do not need to grease the pan) and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Prepare the Cream Cheese Fluff

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.

With a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping until combined.

Spread mixture onto cooled crust.

Prepare the Chocolate Pudding Mixture

In another mixing bowl, whisk together instant chocolate pudding and cold whole milk for two minutes until pudding begins to thicken.

Spread pudding over cream cheese mixture.

Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle remaining 1 cup chopped pecans to cover. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight before serving.

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Recipe for Grandma's Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma's Chocolate Delight Dessert

My Grandma Swiler used to bring this to our family gathering every Christmas. It is still a popular hit with it's pecan shortbread crust, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream cheese fluff. So yummy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pudding, Christmas dinner, Holiday Baking, Pecans, Shortbread Crust, Whipped Cream Cheese Fluff
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate:: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 24

Equipment

Nut Chopper
KitchenAid Mixer
Rubber Spatula
Oblong Cake Pan

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans divided
  • 1/2 cup butter softened

Whipped Cream Cheese Fluff:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oz. whipped topping divided

Chocolate Pudding Mixture:

  • 7.8 oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 cups whole milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a nut chopper or knife, coarsely chop the pecans. Set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the Shortbread Crust:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, 1 cup of the chopped pecans, and softened butter until it holds together into a ball.
  • Press into an oblong baking dish (you do not need to grease the pan) and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Prepare the Whipped Cream Cheese Fluff:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto cooled crust.

Prepare the Chocolate Pudding Mixture:

  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together instant chocolate pudding and cold whole milk for two minutes until pudding begins to thicken.
  • Spread pudding over cream cheese mixture.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle remaining 1 cup chopped pecans to cover.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight before serving. Serves 20-24

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day. As mentioned before on this site, I love frozen pies. When I was a girl, (early 70’s) my mom purchased frozen pies, and my brothers and 

Frozen Strawberry Pie

Frozen Strawberry Pie

Frozen Strawberry Pie is a perfect dessert to enjoy on a hot summer evening. Lightly sweetened strawberries smothered in whipped topping and encased in a buttery graham cracker crust. Yum! When I was a girl, I remember my mom brought home a frozen pie from 

Cream Puff Dessert

Cream Puff Dessert

This Cream Puff Dessert is not only delicious, it's pretty. A cream puff in a pan. Your company will be licking their plates and asking (or dreaming) for more. Click to Tweet

Many years ago, author Deborah Raney first introduced me to Cream Puff Dessert. It’s a delicious, easy recipe and great for potlucks or family entertaining. My family loves it and requests it often.

Ingredients Needed to Make Cream Puff Dessert

  • water
  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • cream cheese
  • French Vanilla instant pudding
  • frozen whipped topping (thawed)

Homemade Puff Pastry

homemade puff pastry for cream puff dessert

Rather than buy puff pastry, I make my own, which is easy to do. Simply boil water and butter. Stir in flour until a ball forms, and then transfer mixture to a mixer where you’ll add eggs one at a time, beating well between additions. Then bake your crust. Easy, peasy.

The pudding section is also a snap to make. A combination of softened cream cheese and pudding. I like to use French Vanilla Pudding for this dish. Vanilla works in a pinch, but the French Vanilla flavoring just gives it an “oh la la” moment.

Mix all of this together into one dreamy, creamy concoction. Add pudding mixture to your cooled crust. Top it with whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Hershey’s please. And Voila. You’re done!

Chocolate Drizzle on Cream Puff Dessert

Refrigerate for at least an hour, then serve! If it’s going to be a while before I serve the dessert, I will often wait to drizzle the chocolate syrup until then. Otherwise, it tends to spread and stain the whipped topping.

This Cream Puff Dessert is not only delicious, it’s pretty to serve. A cream puff in a pan. Your company will be licking their plates and asking (or dreaming) for more.

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Cream Puff Dessert

Cream Puff Dessert

Here's an easy recipe to make for a cool, creamy dessert. Very tasty and great for potlucks or family entertaining.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pudding, Puff Pastry, Refrigerated Desserts, Whipped Cream
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Servings: 20

Equipment

Mauviel Copper Pans
Wooden Spoon
3 qt baker
KitchenAid Mixer

Ingredients

Puff Pastry:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs

Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 small French Vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk

Topping:

  • 8 oz. whipped topping thawed
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium saucepan, boil water and butter. Add flour. Mix well with wooden spoon. Dough will form a ball. Remove from heat. Transfer dough to mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • Spread dough in ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Press down crust as it bubbles. Bake for another 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Press down crust once more and allow to cool.
  • To make filling, beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl until smooth. Add pudding mix and stir in milk slowly. Mix until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Spread filling onto cooled crust. Top with whipped topping. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serves 16-20.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted.
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Grandma’s Pistachio Salad

Grandma’s Pistachio Salad

Here’s a recipe I grew up with as a girl and still enjoy today! Grandma’s Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to