Vintage Recipe Thursday is back!
This is as simple as it gets with super yummy results. This pie is surprisingly light, smooth and not too sweet - and it goes down REAL easy! The coffee flavor is very refreshing too - like an iced coffee pie.
The recipe is from Good Housekeeping's Party Pie Book, 1958.
You will need...
1 1/3 cups crushed 2 3/4 in. chocolate wafers
3 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pint soft coffee ice cream
In greased 9 in. pie plate, mix together chocolate wafer crumbs and butter until crumbly.
With back of spoon, press mixture to bottom and side of plate.
In large electric-mixer bowl, with mixer at medium speed, or "cream", beat chocolate and vanilla puddings with milk until smooth and thickened - about 2 minutes.
(**I used fat free, sugar free puddings and low fat milk.)
Add ice cream and continue beating until blended.
(**With the ice cream, I did not skimp, and used the real stuff... Haagen Dazs Coffee Ice Cream.)
Pour into pie shell. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
Now, if you're anything like me, I always have trouble with pudding based pies not being firm enough when I cut into them.
So, with this pie, after refrigerating it over night, I put it in the freezer for about an hour before cutting it, and voila! It was just firm enough to cut nicely, but was not fully frozen.
I hope this recipe is something you might want to try!
Hoping you have a lovely day.