When Hubby and I went grocery shopping last week, he insisted that we buy instant pudding mix. Ok, I don't know why I take him grocery shopping with me. We usually come home with something that we don't actually need. However, instant pudding mix gave me an excuse to make pudding pie! It's really very simple to make, and it requires no baking. Yay!
You only need 3 (more or less) ingredient to make this.
The crust consists of chocolate cookies. I used my Whoopie Pie cookies (which will be posted at a later date). They are a cake-like cookie, and worked very well. You'll need about 10-12 cookies and 3 tbsp of melted butter. Crumb the cookies and mix the butter in. Make sure all the cookies are moist. Then, in a glass pie pan, smash the cookies flat onto the bottom. You can also shape the cookies to the sides. This should look just like a normal pie crust, only chocolate. See, easy!
For the pudding, I used chocolate. You can use any flavor you want, though. Now this is probably the easiest step. I literally followed the directions on the pudding box. Now that's easy.
When you are finished with the pudding, just pour it onto the pie shell. Chill it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. You need to do that before you complete the last step, or it won't work correctly.
For the final step, add whipped cream. You can use store bought, or you can make your own. To make your own you simply need 1 pint of heavy cream and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
Chill a glass mixing bowl and whisk beaters in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. Pour the heavy cream into the mixing bowl, and whisk on high until it starts to get thick. Don't make it too thick. I would suggest stopping just before the edges of the bowl starts getting thick. Now pour in your powdered sugar and mix with a spoon. This will thicken up the cream that was still a little runny while sweetening your whipped cream.
If your pie is thick, you can add the whipped cream. Spread it enough to cover the top of your pie. For a nice finishing touch, add chocolate chips for decoration. They're also tasty!
So the next time you need a quick and easy dessert, try this pudding pie. You won't be disappointed.
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