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Fantastic Pie

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"The flavors of tart lemon, rich cream cheese, and buttery, nutty pastry mingle in this delicious dessert the whole family will love. Easy 3-steps to prepare. You can even experiment with different pudding flavors if you like! Choose any nut you like to add to crust."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch deep dish pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, softened butter, and 3/4 cup chopped nuts until a soft dough forms. Press dough into bottom and sides of a 9 inch deep-dish pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in 1 1/2 cups nondairy whipped topping. Spread mixture into cooled crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and cold milk until smooth. Allow to set up 5 minutes, then spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 25, 2003

my mom has made this recipe (under a different name) for years. She has made it with chocolate or pistachio pudding for a different twist! She also doubles the recipe and makes it in a 9 x 13 pan for parties and such.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2012

I love lemon, so I was so excited to find this recipe. Unfortunately it was just OK for me. I thought the pecan pie crust detracted from the flavor of the rest of the pie. I may try this again with a regular pie crust.

Dec 17, 2002

The title of this recipe says it all. Fantastic!

Aug 20, 2003

My children and I really enjoyed this recipe. We all love food with lemons. I however did make a couple of changes. I added more cream cheese in the bottm layer and left the cool whip for the topping. It was delicious!

Aug 31, 2009

Amazing! The crust is delightful. This dessert disappears in minutes!

Feb 24, 2003

So very tasty! Used a pre-made graham cracker crust, and tried banana pudding. Definitely will make again.

Aug 29, 2002

I fixed this for our family Fourth of July picnic. It was a hit with everyone! Wow!how easy and how great it tasted.

Dec 28, 2007



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  • Calories
  • 664 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 41.7 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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