I just recently found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine and thought I'd give it a try.
Let me tell you it's GLORIOUS.
So.....my afternoon snack was a piece of her pie and a nice warm cup of coffee.
It's pretty chilly here today and this just hit the spot.
Recipe is as follows:
Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (3.4-ounce) box instant pistachio flavored pudding mix
1 (10-ounce) can maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry
1 (81/4-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and patted dry
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained and patted dry
1 (6-ounce) graham cracker crust
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Garnish: toasted flaked coconut (optional)
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and heavy cream at medium speed with a mixer until
smooth. Add pudding mix, beating until thick and fluffy. Stir in cherries, oranges,
and pineapple. Spoon into graham cracker crust.
Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days. Spread whipped topping over top of pie;
garnish with toasted flaked coconut, if desired.