I love a creamy dessert as much as anyone, maybe more. There is something so easy and satisfying about a delicious layered dessert just waiting in your ice box, to be enjoyed. This one has been around for years, but I had forgotten about it until I noticed it again on Pinterest.......
And of course that is all it took, a quick click to "pin", saved for later, and now made today. I did change up the name a bit, because I like aka names, as we all have them. Not only am I Melynda, I am aka Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Wife.
I know you get the idea because my guess is, you too, have a few aka names.
Today was a good day to put this together, even if it is not Friday or night time. You might be wondering why today is a good day to enjoy a delicious dessert like this one. Well that would be because today is the day, we are signing papers on the house! Oh and we also had snow, and I have Granddaughter was here to help me before she goes out to play in the snow and then leave for school.
Lets get started shall we.....
Friday Night Kitchen Date aka Sex in the Pan
adapted from: Jo Cooks
350 degree oven
1 c flour
1/2 c butter
1/4 c sugar
1 c pecans, chopped
Combine until crumbly, press into the bottom of a prepared 9X13 pan, you will need a "deep dish" style pan or just use one slightly larger. Bake 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Cream Cheese Layer:
2 8oz packages cream cheese
1/2 c sour cream
1 c powered sugar
Beat until smooth and creamy, spread over cooled crust.
2 - 3.9 oz OR 1- 5.1 oz package of chocolate instant pudding*
3 c milk
Whisk until smooth and creamy, carefully spread over cream cheese layer.
2 - 3.9 oz OR 1 - 5.1 oz package of vanilla instant pudding*
3 c milk
Whisk until smooth and creamy, carefully spread over chocolate layer.
Note: You will notice my dessert is not in a "deep dish" style pan, simply covered with plastic wrap right after the vanilla layer is added. Whipped cream and chocolate sifting sugar garnish will be added at serving time.
* I prefer the firmer texture of using 2 - 3.9 oz packages.
Whipped cream layer:
1 pint whipping cream
1 T vanilla
1/2 c powered sugar
Whip on until thickened and mixture mounds up in a spoon. Spread carefully over the vanilla layer.
Cover and chill at least 1-2 hours.
Chocolate sifting sugar:
1/4 c powdered sugar
1 T dry baking cocoa
Sift together until lump free and combined. Decorate by sifting a light covering over the top. You can also dress up the serving plate, sift a small amount on the plate before placing the dessert on the plate.
Serves 16-20 appreciative people aka your family!
Recipe rating: Oh Yes! (will make again)
As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!