You’ll find this pie served at diners and restaurants all across the state of Arkansas. Many times it’s called “possum pie,” ’cause it fools folks into thinking it’s one kind of pie, when it’s really another (“playing possum”)! I think it is fun name for a pie and I didn’t have to pick fur out of my teeth!
INGREDIENTS BAKE 350° for 15-20 mins.
1 cup flour
1 cup of heaping finely chopped pecans
1 stick butter (salted) melted
1 1/2 tsp of sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup frozen whipped topping (top pie with remaining whipped topping)
1 (4-serving size) package instant chocolate fudge pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
~ Mix flour and pecans
~ Add butter
~ Add sugar
~ Press mixture into a 9-inch pie pan
~ Bake and cool
~ Beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
~ Add 1 cup of whipped topping.
~ Spread mixture evenly over crust.
~ Whisk pudding and milk until thickened.
~ Spread mixture on top of Filling 1.
~ Dollop remaining whipped cream on top of pie.
~ Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon pecans.
Refrigerate 4 hours, or until ready to serve.