I have never made any type of homemade pie before...usually I just make a frozen pie that all I have to do is bake. So this was my challenge.
2 cups cold milk
2 -3.9oz packages of instant chocolate pudding mix
1 prepared pie crust (I used a chocolate crust)
1- 8oz container of cool whip thawed (I used a low fat cool whip)
1/2 cup chocolate shavings (I used an Easter rabbit and my grater to shave it.)
First you mix both packages of pudding with the milk, using a whisk.
(It helps to have a 4 year old helper to help you whisk!)
Then you spoon 1.5 cups of the prepared pudding into your crust.
Then you mix 1/2 of the container of cool whip with the remaining pudding in your bowl.
Spread this on top of your pudding layer.
Add Cool whip garnish around the edges.
(I used a piping bag and cake decorating tip for this)
Garnish with chocolate shavings.
Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
The verdict was that the pie was a HUGE success! It was very light and was not too rich. There was only 1 small piece left when we were done. I will be adding this to my recipe files. It was quick, easy to make and cheap!
For my own reasons I did a price make up of this dessert. (Okay ,I did this to prove my mother-in-law wrong that it would be cheaper to buy a frozen pie....)
2 cups milk...$0.22
2 packs pudding...$.90
1 container cool whip....$0.90
Total cost to make this: $3.62 or $0.45 per serving.
That is what I call a GREAT price for a GREAT pie!
Have you made anything homemade this week? Tell me about it!
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