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!
our version is a 9x13 pan of fudge brownies painted several times with Kahlua, and crumbled. Then we layer with 2 large boxes of prepared chocolate pudding mixed with a container of creamy cool whip, heath bar pieces, caramel sauce, pecans, plain cool whip and you just layer and layer. It has to sit overnight though.
here is my recipe on better than sex pie
1cup sugar creamed with full brick of cream cheese
and fold in 32oz Cool Whip
in a seperate bowl make one package of chocolate jello instant pudding
(i make this first and let it set up)
fill half of one graham cracker pie shell with cool whip mixture and reserve the rest for a second layer
then top pie with chocolate pudding
and then layer it with more cool whip mix
I like to shave a little chocolate on the top
its really good if you let it set up over night but you dont have to, once you taste it you wont be able to let it set up for more than an hour...LOL (Sooooooooo Goooood)
PS this is also really good if you use banana flavored jello pudding and top it with thinly sliced bananas
This is flaunting my culural ignorance, but I never heard of this (though we did have "BTS Brownies") and originally had the same question as seattledebs, the self-proclaimed fruit "purist". Not to hijack the thread, but seattledebs, if you're out there, do you have a master fruit pie recipe to share? Sounds like ir might be "a pie that is, well, better than sex," in a very different way!
Thanks Derek. That is the exact recipe, the real deal.
I was foolishly looking for "Better Than Sex Pie" in my Maida Heatter books, and never found it.
I used this basic recipe and loved it, especially the crust. I have also made the crust with Pecans or Hazelnuts. Also just filled the shell with Ice Cream and used the topping in the recipe.
My DH has only heard about this fabulous dessert, never actually had it. He is the real chocolate person in the family and I am planning to make it over the weekend.
The cake is here ("Is it really better than sex? cake")
"Not yo' mama's banana pudding"
The original "better than sex" pie was created by the doyenne of American desserts, Maida Heatter. I remember it having a candy crunch kind of crust, and a chocolate coffee filling.
No pudding, no bananas, nothing artificial, just pure bliss.
This might be a case for Uncle Phaedrus.
Yes..on both accounts!
it is in her "Book of Great Desserts" she calls it 'Coffee Buttercrunch Pie" page 355
There are many versions available on the net,,,some similar to, and some exactly like Maida's.... here is a link to one of them...
Pie crust mix comes in a box and is found in the baking aisle. I know it sounds strange. Probably best not to read the ingredients. I only buy it for Coffee Toffee Pie. I don't think using a pie crust recipe would work.
The pie is delicious. A friend of my family calls it the missing link between food and sex.
i don't know if this is what you wanted but in high school i remember this recipe:
1 graham cracker pie crust
1 envelope choc. pudding - set per pie recipes
make whipped cream out of 1 pint of heavy whipping cream (with powdered sugar to sweeten to taste)
add a package of cream cheese - and blend.
put pudding in pie filling and chill until firm. add whipped cream topping mixture on top. sprinkle with shaved chocolate or cocoa powder.
this is really actually EXTREMELY yummy!!
I've made this before, and it's shamefully good. This is sort of a family recipe.
1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
1 cup sugar
1 can crushed pineapple
2 cups milk
1 package vanilla instant pudding
1 package cream cheese
1 tub Cool Whip
Make the yellow cake with milk instead of water. Let cool completely. Take 1 cup sugar and boil with 1 can crushed pineapple for 2 minutes. Let cool completely. Poke several holes in the cake and pour over pineapple mixture. Combine 2 cups milk, package of vanilla pudding mix, and softened cream cheese, spread on top of cake. Slice bananas and place on top. Add cherries and pecans. Refrigerate for 8 hours.
The same dessert is called sex in a pan. The version I've had the most often has graham cracker crumbs, banana pudding and chocolate pudding in it. I read somewhere that it was originally called six in a pan, because of the six ingredients, but somewhere along the way the name changed to it's current name.
67 versions are at cooks.com:
I wasn't going to post this since you specifically said pie, but it is good, and its title was Better Than Sex Cake. It was given to me by a friend about 15 - 20 years ago. It's fast & easy (if you use a cake mix), and everyone used to request the recipe. I haven't made it in years since I am pretty much a scratch baker, but it is good in a pinch, especially if you need your kids or other less-experienced baker to make the dessert for you! :)
German chocolate cake, baked according to directions, in 9x13 pan.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar caramel topping
1 large container non-dairy whipped topping
3-4 chocolate-covered toffee bars
After you cool the cake, poke holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour the milk into the holes. Over this, pour the caramel topping. Spread the container of whipped topping over all. Crumble the candy bars and sprinkle over the top. Refrigerate for several hours.
I actually got a "Better than sex cake" from an acquaintance a long time ago. Here's what it says:
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
1c Cool Whip (get 12oz container)
1c powdered sugar
1 package cream cheese (8oz)
Mix thoroughly and spread on crust
2 packages instant pudding, any flavor (3-1/2 oz each)
3 cups milk
Mix thoroughly and pour onto first two layers. Chill.
Top with remaining Cool Whip and more nuts as desired.
I hope this gives you some direction. Good luck!
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.