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Jan 18, 2007 02:53 AM


Does anyone have a tried and true better than sex pie recipe, there are tons of variations and my southern friend that had the recipe has moved. i think there may be pudding in it, and bananas? I really can't remember. anything would help. Thanks a bunch!

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    1. No, I have cake recipes from my grandmother's best cookbook... interested in those?

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      1. re: melissad

        I would love it. Have you tried it? What is your take on it?

      2. I actually got a "Better than sex cake" from an acquaintance a long time ago. Here's what it says:

        1c flour
        1 stick margarine, softened
        1/2c chopped nuts

        Blend together well and press into bottom of 13"x9"x2" pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-10minutes

        2nd layer
        1c Cool Whip (get 12oz container)
        1c powdered sugar
        1 package cream cheese (8oz)

        Mix thoroughly and spread on crust

        3rd layer
        2 packages instant pudding, any flavor (3-1/2 oz each)
        3 cups milk

        Mix thoroughly and pour onto first two layers. Chill.

        4th layer
        Top with remaining Cool Whip and more nuts as desired.

        I hope this gives you some direction. Good luck!

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        1. re: brekkie_fan

          This is similar to one I found online, I think that there must be something to it since it has popped up in several different places. Thanks!

          1. re: daintysharky

            no problemo. glad my recipe is consistent with what you've been finding.

          2. re: brekkie_fan

            My grandmother used to make this with lemon pudding and call it "Lemon Surprise"; chocolate pudding would make it "Chocolate Surprise"...what a surprise she'd have if she knew what it's going by these days!!! I don't think I ever heard her say the word sex!

            1. re: brekkie_fan

              wow. I saw this and I had to reply...I had totally forgotten about this cake/pie. when I was young, we knew a woman, who we called Miss Bernice and she made this exact same recipe as you post up above, but she called it a pie. she would make it with Jello chocolate pudding, large amounts of Cool Whip and tons of pecans. my brother, sister and I would crack the pecans for her. thanks for posting this and reminding me of her and her smile.

              1. re: austx03

                ya know, i think it's time to make some cake :)

            2. Now, do you mean a specific kind of pie that involves bananas and so forth? Or just a pie that is, well, better than sex?

              My pies are pretty up there, but I'm a fruit pie purist. Apple, peach, blackberry, blueberry, huckleberry. Let me know if you want a recipe.

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              1. re: seattledebs

                This is a specific pie, also sometimes referred in more religious circles as better than robert redford pie. If you care to share, I would always credit you when I make your blueberry pie.

              2. I found quite a few quickly on a Google search, and they all seem to basically be the same, with pudding - but no bananas. You could easily add them, of course. Anyhow, here's a link to one of the recipes I found

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                1. re: luv2bake

                  I am comparing this recipe you linked to to the one above they are very similar, I am going to make a hybrid of the two. Thank you so very much! the dinner party is saved and the birthday boy will be pleased.

                  That is a great site recipe source!!!! I hadn't used it.

                  1. re: daintysharky

                    It's just one of a number of good recipe sites that I refer to often.