"Coming from the South, we fell in love with this chocolate pie that’s filled with pecans," Deboraha Woolard shares from Las Vegas, Nevada. "It could take all day to put together, but my version takes just 15 minutes of preparation before it’s stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve."
This quick pie is such an ego booster. My family compliments me the entire time they’re eating it. A big hit at work potlucks, too, it’s good to the last crumb. I promise you it’ll ‘hop’ right off the plate! —Kim Murphy, Albia, Iowa
This dessert is special enough to make hamburgers and fries a meal to remember! It's so tall and pretty and just like eating a frozen banana split. Make it ahead to save time. —Joy Collins, Birmingham, Alabama
Slices of this rich and creamy treat from our Test Kitchen are sure to disappear fast when friends and family try it. Assembled in a convenient graham cracker crust, the fluffy filling has a pleasant orange taste.
I don't prepare dessert often but this pie is one of the exceptions. Sugar-free pudding, a reduced-fat graham cracker crust and a few other items keep the fat and calories down, but no one guesses that this sweet treat is lighter than other desserts.—Vickie Madrigal, Shreveport, Louisiana
"This creamy make-ahead dessert is perfect for company," remarks Julie Sterchi of Jackson, Missouri. Convenience foods—including instant pudding, frozen whipped topping, cookies and prepared crumb crust—make it a treat for the cook, too.
"Your guests will be requesting the recipe after one bite of this fluffy and refreshing pie," promises Laurie Bourgeois of New Bedford, Massachusetts. "It doesn't take much time to prepare, yet it tastes as though you spent hours in the kitchen."