Not Really Possum Pie

Sasha Kamen


Don't ask me who dubbed this Possum Pie or why. But putting chocolate pudding, cream cheese, pecans, and whipped cream together in a pie shell... who cares what you call it besides to die for? This recipe dates from the 1950s. Interestingly, Possum Pie more recently morphed into a somewhat similar dessert known as "Better Than Robert Redford."


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6 to 8
No-Cook or Other


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9" pie shell
1/4 c
ground pecans
(3-oz.) packages cream cheese
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 pkg
instant chocolate pudding
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding
2 c
cold milk
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 pt
whipping cream, whipped
pecan halves

How to Make Not Really Possum Pie


  • 1Roll out pastry on 1/4 c. ground pecans before baking, or use store bought pie shell.
  • 2Cream together powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3Mix pudding mixes with milk and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed for two minutes.
  • 4Spread cream cheese mixture on cooled pie shell and pudding mixture over cream cheese layer.
  • 5Top with whipped cream. Arrange pecan halves evenly over whipped cream.
  • 6Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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About Not Really Possum Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern

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