|Looking at it like this, you cannot even tell how badly I messed up.
And then I tried.
And this is why I should never make things from other blogs. I know they are never going to be as good. But still I try, and fail, then eat all the evidence.
So if you check out the original post on Lil Luna you will see this amazing pie, that you will think looks so easy and yummy. Which it is, if you are good at following simple directions, that is.
So I will show you what I did, and tell you how I made it differently. Not on purpose of course. Just so you know. Then you will want to make the original, and maybe mine if you like second best pie. Who knows; you might right?
|This is the cream cheese filling before I added the cool whip. It tasted really good, but the cool whip made it even better.
Let me know if you want to have Hubby make a post about how he makes Pizza. It is so good, and he makes it really thin for me so I can eat lots and not get sick on the doughy crust. But you can also make it thicker and it is still amazing. Okay back to pie.
So I went to my local store to buy all the stuff to make this pie. And this is where it all fell apart. My store of course did not have Oreo pie crusts, what they did have was either graham cracker crust, which just seemed wrong. Or they had this butter crust. I thought great, butter crust it is, because there is no way I was going to make a crust from scratch. That was until I started checking the expiry date. I dug and dug, and I think after 6 crusts with a date of "best before May 2011" I was getting upset. I found one with a good date, put the expired ones in my cart also and kept shopping.
|I only added about 1/3 of the tub of cool whip, but it seemed like a lot.
I needed white chocolate pudding, and if you guessed that they did not have that either, you get a prize. So I opted for Oreo pudding, I mean it is supposed to be an Oreo pie, so that is what I went with. The other stuff I got, I turned in the out dated pie crusts and headed out. And just so you know, the store people were really upset about the outdated crust and rushed to pull the rest off the shelf. Stuff happens, you know? I am a stickler for dates, so I always check. Not a big deal.
So the next night, the night of the play date, I set to work.
|And when they say to fold things in your batter, you are supposed to lightly mix the stuff in with a sort of weird movement. Not like me, where I stir it all crazy like. Just so you know.
Oreo Cheesecake Pudding Pie
Adapted from Lil Luna found Here
-pie crust of your choice ( I used the butter crust, I loved it)
-1 row double stuffed Oreo cookies cut up*
-1 8oz block cream cheese
-1/2 cup butter
-3 squares semi sweet baking chocolate melted
-1 large tub of cool whip**
-1 cup icing sugar
-1 box Oreo pudding mix***
-1 1/2 cups milk****
|This is the only non expired crust I could find, and I think it was either called butter or short bread. You can use anything, as long as it is not expired.
*I tried crushing the Oreos once before, but because they are double stuffed they just sort of smooshed so I cut them
**I have no idea if the large tub is bigger here or what, but there was a lot, but I like lots of whipped topping so it worked out great for me
***You can use any flavor I think, well, not pistachio, lemon or butterscotch, that would be wrong I think.
****I actually used 2 cups, but my pudding was way too thin, so use 1 1/2 cups if you actually read recipes, which I obviously don't do, d'oh!
|Now if you are not a wimp like me, you would have filled this all the way up. I thought I would save the left over filling to eat with apples, or just with a spoon, but it got hard and gross when not in a pie, so it ended up in the garbage.
|See that cool cutting board, it is the most colourful thing in my kitchen. Other than the wall o' sprinkles that is.
|I learned the hard way to never try to smash double stuff Oreo's, they just end up smooshing together, so cut them,.trust me.
And I am so lucky to have such a great friend, because I sent it all home with her, except for a small piece. I had to see if it tasted as good the next day.
This is my watery Oreo pudding layer, at least we get to cover it with cool whip to hide it.
And just in case you were wondering, it tasted just as great the next day.
So notes for next time. I will use all the cheesecake filling, no wimpy thin layer for me. Let that pie spill over the crust. Read the whole darn recipe and use only 1 1/2 cups of milk for the pudding layer, making it thicker so it won't spill out of the crust.
|I put on as much Cool whip as I dared, I still had some left over. I may have eaten it with a spoon the next day, just to get the container out of my fridge.
|It looked so nice, then I tried to put the lid on it and realized it was one huge pie. Ha, I said huge pie!
|I cut a piece and did the happy dance when it was not a total flop.
|And this is the picture where you can actually see the layers. People that know what they are doing can cut a piece and make it look nice. I never said I know what I am doing, just so you know.