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Southern Possum Pie

Maybe it's the layers that give this famous Arkansas pie its name. But no matter what it's called, its cream cheese and chocolate pudding are wondrous.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Servings 1 pie
Calories 5889 kcal



  • 8 tbs butter, cubed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Pudding Layer

  • 1 3.4 oz box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 1 3/4 cup milk

Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves or pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cut the butter into the flour until crumbly. Add the pecans, then press the mix into an 8 or 9 inch pie pan.
  • Bake until it starts to brown, about 15 minutes. Go ahead and turn the oven off because you won't need it any more for this. Set aside the crust to cool completely.
  • Whip the cream cheese then add the cream and powdered sugar. Use more cream if desired, but generally a firmer texture means it will set better.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the pudding mixes and whisk in the milk. Let rest about 5 minutes to set.
  • Once the pie crust has cooled, spoon the cream cheese mix onto the bottom. Then layer the pudding over it. Refrigerate for 4 hours to set completely, then whip the remaining heavy cream, add it on top, and sprinkle on the pecans. Toss in some chocolate shavings and cookie crumbles if you so desire as well.


There are lots of ways to have fun with this crust. Make your own graham cracker pie crust, make a cookie crust with pecan sandies, or even try it with a chocolate one.


Sodium: 3872mgCalcium: 1000mgVitamin C: 3.3mgVitamin A: 8900IUSugar: 241gFiber: 32gPotassium: 1895mgCholesterol: 740mgCalories: 5889kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 138gPolyunsaturated Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 169gFat: 450gProtein: 80gCarbohydrates: 418gIron: 17.5mg