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Alright, As another review states the recipe didn't say whether you should use instant or cook and serve pudding, so my mother and I tried it both ways. I used an instant butterscotch and my mother used a cook and serve vanilla pudding. Both turned out just fine. The cook and server version did make the pie more solid, where the instant was a bit loose. I added a bit of oats to my topping mix, for some added texture. I also used the pudding mix in an apple crisp recipe with great results. The butterscotch gave the apples a caramel taste. All in all this recipe was great. Thanks for posting a keeper with endless possiblities. Thanks
This was fantastic! I used french vanilla pudding mix, and my co-worker used coconut cream. Both were delicious. My husband and I ate 3/4 of the pie in one sitting... oops :) BTW, the butter for the topping should be softened, not melted. Otherwise you end up with a goopy mess that you kind of have to smear on top. Although it still tastes delicious. Thanks for a great recipe we'll be making again and again!
A friend gave me a large bag of apples. My daughter and I made about 6 of these pies. It was very easy to follow and very good. The coloring looks a little odd but the taste is great. I tried regular vanilla and french vanilla pudding and thought the french vanilla pudding tasted better. Great recipe for kids to follow.
This is my 2nd review. Again, THIS IS GREAT! I've only made it like others with vanilla pudding. I've searched everywhere for the french vanilla & coconut cream. Could not find either. I finally called the 800 Jell-o #. I was told that the french vanilla pudding has been discontinued in their non instant products. The coconut cream is still being made but is seasonal. I've checked many a grocery store but have not found it yet. Again, a great pie using the regular vanilla! Just thought you'd all like to know!
I really liked this apple pie and normally I am not a fan. I used 3 apples ( granny smiths) and it filled my pillsbury crust nicely. I also went with the coconut pudding and the flavors went together so well and for the first time no running! I think the only thing I would change would be to prebake the crust for a few minutes first ( the bottom was a little white) and to only use half the topping. This really was easy and delicious! Thanks :)
Made this for Thanksgiving. There was some grumbling because this wasn't the traditional 2 crust pie. Once someone tried it though, the apple pies vanished - way ahead of the pumpkin! I used frozen apples from the backyard tree (of undetermined variety), oil-based crust, and French vanilla instant pudding.
OMG I can't keep my fork out of this pie. I cannot believe something so easy can be so delish. Hubby said " This is the best apple pie i ever had" so long Mrs. Smith.
This was a tasty pie but reeeally sweet. Also, the recipe didn't state what kind of pudding mix, so I used instant. Turned out just fine. I made two pies - one with French vanilla and one with pistachio pudding. The pistachio was my favorite. But be careful: it turns out bright green and my husband thought I had made an avacado pie. LOL!
I'm not much of an apple pie girl, but it's DH's favorite so I occasionally make one for him. I thought I'd try this version based on reviews and its simplicity - so glad I did! DH loved it and requested that I use this recipe from now on. I used a box of French vanilla pudding mix, which did turn the color a strange nuclear-reactor yellow, but hey, it tasted great! My 4-year-old helped make it, so you know it's easy. Thanks for the great recipe!
I really didn't know if I would like this apple pie, but I loved it! It really is unbelievable. It was hard for me not to add anything to the apple filling other than the vanilla instant pudding, but I resisted! I didn't have to be worried because the baked pie turned out wonderful. The topping is just perfect, too. I will use this recipe again when I don't want to take a lot of time. As I often do with one-crust pies, I used "My No Roll Pie Crust". Thanks for posting!