This recipe was shared and loved by my grandmother years and years ago. It is still a sentimental favorite amongst my family now that she is gone. This recipe is simple to make, beautiful to serve and so delicious to eat. Make it as individual servings or slice it as a pie.
This recipe holds an extra special place in my mom’s heart. Many years ago my grandmother made this dessert for her. My mom says she distinctly remembers the first time she tasted it. It immediately became a favorite. The light pistachio pudding, rich chocolate layer and creamy cream cheese filling sit on top of a buttery toasted layer of pecans. You’ll want to make sure you get all 4 layers on your spoon to get the full effect.
The colors compliment so many holidays like Christmas, Easter, St Patrick’s Day and Halloween. Serve it in individual cups or make it in a clear glass casserole dish (so you can see the layers) and just scoop out the servings. Either way works perfect.
Be sure your crust is crumbly and not wet and sticky. Here is what it should look like before you bake it.