Friday, May 24, 2013

The Next Best Thing Since Robert Redford

Robert Redford . . . . I'm too young to really know who this guy is.  American actor, native Californian, heart throb to many (just not me).  You can read about him here.   He sure was popular though . . .and to have a dessert named after you . . .well, we can all hope for that someday!!

If you like desserts that are cool and decadent - this one is for you!  This is an old favorite from my mom's recipe box.  It has a crust, a cheesecake-y layer, a chocolate pudding layer, and whip cream layer.  How can you not love all that?? Oh, and by the way - it makes an 9x13 pan.  I cut the recipe in half when I made it this afternoon. 

I believe it may go by many other names . . .but it will always be Robert Redford for me :)

Robert Redford Dessert

Next Best Thing to Robert Redford Dessert

1st Layer
1 cup flour
2 tsp sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Combine all above ingredients as you would for a pie crust.  Press into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Cool Completely.

2nd Layer
2-8oz pkgs cream cheese
1 and 1/3 cup powdered sugar
8 oz whipped cream
Combine all ingredients together in mixer bowl.  Beat slowly until all is soft and thoroughly incorporated.  Spread on top of cooled crust.

3rd Layer
3 small pkgs instant chocolate pudding
4 cups milk

In a clean bowl, combine pudding powder and milk.  Beat together for 2 minutes.  Let rest for 5 minutes and then pour over the 2nd layer.  Top with 8 oz whipped cream.  Suggested garnishes:  dust with cocoa powder or sprinkle with chocolate shavings or chopped nuts.
Keep refrigerated.
Please note:  the picture below is a 1/2 recipe, not a full recipe.

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