We attended a party at my sister's house recently and had a wonderful time! One of the guests brought the most decadent dessert with lots of layers. She gave us a quick run down on how she did it. I think I remember most of what she said. ;-) When I got home, of course, I tweaked it a bit to our tastes.
|A favorite photo of our aunt, me and my sister enjoying a flea market.|
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/2 half cup powdered sugar
1 cup pecans
Mix all ingredients. Press into a 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 until the edges are brown. In my oven, that's about 25 minutes using a glass baking dish.
Let cool before beginning the layers.
1 box softened cream cheese, 8 ounces
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Mix. Pour over cooled crust.
Vanilla Pudding - If you want to use a box you can, but here is how to do it yourself.
1/3 cup sugar
dash of salt
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk (I used 1% fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Over medium heat, stir dry ingredients and half the milk in a medium size sauce pan until all the lumps are gone. Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until it thickens. Cook about 3 minutes longer. Let cool about 15 minutes before pouring over the cream cheese layer.
Chocolate Pudding - If you prefer a box, or...
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
1/3 cup cocoa
6 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk
Over medium heat, stir dry ingredients and half the milk in a medium size sauce pan until all the lumps are gone. Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until it thickens. Cook about 3 minutes longer. Let cool about 15 minutes before pouring over the vanilla pudding layer.
Our friend topped hers with cool whip, but we don't really care for it, so our top was just the chocolate pudding. The next time I make it though, I think I will sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips on top and maybe even between the cream cheese and vanilla layers.
Whatever you choose for the topping, watch out! This is delicious!