Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

I went to a potluck dinner this past weekend at our church. There are a lot of amazing cooks in our church so potlucks are always yummy. My hubby grabbed the last piece of a fantastic looking pie so of course I had to take a bite (or several, but whose counting. Besides you know it doesn't have any calories if the pie isn't actually on your plate right???? Right.) It tasted like pumpkin heaven, I tell you, heaven.

So while I'm normally a fairly shy and reserved person, an incredible pumpkin pie causes me to do things I probably wouldn't normally be brave enough to do. I tracked down the cook who brought it and begged for the recipe. She so kindly sent it to me so I get to share it with you. Wasn't that super nice of her????

Whisk 2 packages instant vanilla pudding with 1 cup of milk, 1 cup pumpkin, and cinnamon and nutmeg.

Have a graham cracker crust all ready to go. I made a homemade one and my pyrex pie plate got pretty full. If you purchase a pre-made crust all the filling might not fit. Plus homemade graham cracker crusts are the best-I'm just sayin.

Pour caramel into the bottom of the crust and sprinkle with pecans (oh baby!)

Add some whipped cream or cool whip to the pumpkin pudding mixture to lighten it up a bit.

Pour the pumpkin mixture into your crust and garnish with more whipped cream, caramel, and pecans. (Disclaimer: I never claimed this was a healthy pie, just yummy)

And there you have it, a pie that you can take to your relatives house to make everyone rave and it doesn't take much time at all. So would you like the recipe???? Okay, and because I like all of you so much I just happen to have it all ready to share.

Right click on the recipe and scroll down to save image as. Hopefully it will work. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the recipe.


  1. WOW!! My mouth is watering! Definitely going to make this next week! Thanks!

  2. Oh my goodness! I just found this recipe on and JUST posted about it. lol I can't wait to make it!! :)


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