Every Thanksgiving since we were 7 or 8 years old, we chose a dessert and baked it to bring to our family meal. Since I like being a pain in the neck, I chose what I thought would be the coolest and most difficult thing to make – a four layer dessert. Reality is that it’s quite simple to make, but wow is it delicious. Brittany always made Mama’s Famous Cheesecake, and Shannon made cherry pie!
This Pecan Pudding Pile-Up goes by many names, but I particularly like this one. You’re never going to make this stuff look pretty on a plate, but it doesn’t really matter. Pecan Pudding Pile-Up is delicious and can really be changed for however your tastebuds are. The pudding flavor makes a big diference in how this turns out. My standard go-to flavor is chocolate, but we’ve also used butterscotch (family favorite), pumpkin spice, mocha, and pistachio with success! Basically, if it would be good with cheesecake, it will taste good in this dessert.
So, whether you make this for dessert, your next family get-together, or for your Thanksgiving meal, there won’t be leftovers. Well, there might be leftovers if you pick a weird pudding flavor like “shrimp” or something, otherwise it’s sure to be a hit!
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