The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

I think I’ve found my new favorite dessert, it’s from itsy bitsy foodies.  I made this layered pudding dessert to take to my dad’s for his birthday/Christmas eve get together.  My entire family raved.  My brother-in-law and sister both asked for the recipe.  I hope you go and make this ASAP!  I’ve seen this recipe with Cool Whip substituted for whipped cream…your call.  I prefer whipped cream and now that I have this, it takes no time at all.

 

 

I’m still in shock!!  I’ve been coveting a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for 5+ years now.  Mike surprised me on Wednesday with my very own stand mixer!  EEEEEEKKK!!!!  I had about 15 minutes of “Oh my god! Oh my god!  Oh my god!”  Then another 2 days of “I can’t believe I have a stand mixer!” and squealing every time I look at it.  I may have kissed it a few times too.

 

{Doesn’t she look like she’s always belonged on my counter?}

I’m still freaking out!  I wanted to tell everyone, but had to keep things on the DL for a few days.  It was so hard to not tell.  Mike had the best idea ever.  His friend Kyle works for a company that does vinyl wrapping.  I’ve seen stand mixer decals like these, but with Kyle’s hook-up  could take any picture or design and have them wrap the entire mixer.  I’m on the hunt for the perfect picture.

Okay.  Focus Julie.  Focus.  You made dessert.

Robert Redford 2

 

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The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Shortbread Layer:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or almonds
Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ recipe homemade whipped cream {below} [or ½ tub Cool Whip]
Pudding Layer:
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 large package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnish:
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
Whipped Cream:
  1. Whip all ingredients together until medium to stiff peaks form; set aside.
Shortbread Layer:
  1. Mix together the flour, butter and chopped nuts until the dough is crumble-like.
  2. Press the mixture into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.
  3. Bake the shortbread crust at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes of until lightly golden. Let the cookie crust cool.
Cream Cheese Layer:
  1. Beat the sugar into the cream cheese until it is smooth. Fold in the whipped cream (or ½ tub Cool Whip). Spread the mixture over the cooled crust.
Pudding Layer:
  1. Beat the milk into the pudding mixes until the mixture is smooth and thickened. Spread the pudding over the middle layer.
Garnish:
  1. Spread remaining whipped cream (or Cool Whip) over top of pudding and sprinkle mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
Photos are of a half batch prepared in a 9" x 9" baking dish.

 

The old photo of this recipe.

So sad.  No justice done to how wonderful this dessert is.

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

Comments

  1. says

    Yay!! I got a stand mixer too!! And well, since I'm a thousand years older than you, I've been wanting one since Andrew was a baby…so long and so exciting!!

    Clearly, I'm catching up on all your posts. :)

  2. says

    I'm so happy for you!! Yay for stand mixers! We're totally going to have a “Look What I Made with my Stand Mixer” blog party or something. Haha.

    Mike's friend Kyle works for a company that designs art work for buinesses and produces vinyl wrapping, posters, you name it. Mike's thinking we can get Kyle to make a vinyl wrap for the mixer. Then I could pick out a picture I love and that's what the mixer would look like. Brilliant! We may need to mass produce this. :)

  3. Zannie E says

    How funny! I make the very same dessert, but, I refer to to mine as my “Tom Selleck” dessert. It’s that good!

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