Thursday, August 7, 2014

Next Best Thing to Robert Redford Dessert

This recipe was SO popular, what maybe 20-30 years ago.  I guess about when Robert Redford was popular and oh so handsome.  I wonder who came up with that name?  The sentiment is old, but the dessert is still delicious.  You can vary the flavor by what instant pudding mix flavors you choose.  Shown is butterscotch with vanilla.  It is yummy, especially with pecans on top.  My favorite, though, is probably chocolate with french vanilla with chocolate curls on top.  I've done two pistachios with chopped pistachios on top and two lemon with vanilla wafer crumbs on top and two coconut with toasted coconut on top.  All are yummy.  I made this for father's day as it is one of my husband's very favorite desserts (and I was too lazy to make pie!)
Next Best Thing to Robert Redford
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter (the real thing!)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup powdered sugar
Mix together and press into a 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 15 minutes at 350.  Let cool.
Mix and put on top of cooled first layer:
8 oz. cream cheese- softened
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. cool whip
Put in fridge to set up while you mix up the 3rd layer:
2 small packages instant pudding- combination of any two flavors: vanilla, french vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, pistachio, coconut, lemon
3 cups cold milk
Put on top of layer two, then top with layer 4:
1 8 oz. tub cool whip

You can garnish with pecans, chocolate curls, cookie crumbs, pistachio nuts, lemon slices,  etc. if you like.
Let set in the fridge and serve.  Store leftovers in the fridge (they won't last long!)

1 comment:

Pal & Hatty said...

Great summer dessert!