Four Layer Delight

photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
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  • Mix first thee ingredients.
  • Add fine chopped pecans.
  • press into 9x13 pan.
  • Bake shell at 350 for 15 min.
  • Soften cheese, then blend in sugar and Cool whip.
  • Spread over cooled crust.
  • Make pudding as directed.
  • I like cooked pudding best but you can use instant.
  • You can also use 2 small packages.
  • And any other flavor you like.
  • Spread on top.
  • You can sprinkle chopped pecans or chocolate ants on top.
  • Refrigerate.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is this crust to be soft or cookie like
  2. Is the crust to turn out crispy or soft


  1. This is very good and easy to make.I have tried it with a mix of chocolate and butterscotch pudding and chocolate and vanilla pudding.This recipe is also called Sex In A Pan.You will know why after you try it.
  2. This is also known as Possum Pie in Arkansas:) I have been making it for years, and it is always a huge hit. I probably would have chosen chicken and dressing as a signature dish from Arkansas or Strawberry Pie since Arkansas strawberries are amazingly good. Of course, those fresh berries aren't available at Thsnksgiving;)
  3. This is my husband's favorite dessert. Sometimes i use Oreo pudding and add crushed Oreo cookies to the bottom layer
  4. I make 4 layer delight more than any other desert. My mom got me hooked on it as a kid. My all time favorite desert BY FAR!!!
  5. I've made this for years my boys favorite. To make it easier can try puff pastry for the crust (melt butter add pecans) can fancy it up with chocolate toffee pecans and add a 4th layer of chocolate mousse! Yumm O. Great easy dessert anytime. Oh ALWAYS use cooked pudding and whole milk!


  1. Instead of flour and pecans for the first layer, I use 2 packages of Graham cracker, blitzed in a food processor. I also add cinnamon and sugar to add flavor.


I am the mother of six who loves good food. I have taught all my kids to be good cooks. I just lost one of my daughters on December 26, 2008, she was 22, her name was Katheryn. I have been a short order cook and I have done a little catering. My specialties are salads, cakes, and breads. I love to take someones recipe and fix it so I like it better. I love the science of cooking.
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