Helen’s Pudding Pie

This is a really simple dessert that my grandma Helen used to make all the time when my dad was a kid.

She made a lot of time consuming things (like banana cream pie and cinnamon rolls) but I guess with 6 kids and who knows how many friends and cousins showing up, she needed something easy in her back pocket.

And so there was pudding pie.

It’s not really a pie, actually. It’s just sheets of graham crackers with layers of vanilla and chocolate pudding. But it’s a super simple dessert that looks like it took more time to make than it really did. Which is my favorite kind.

Start by placing graham crackers on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.


Next, make your vanilla pudding according to package directions. You are more than welcome to do the homemade pudding thing, but this is a quick and easy dessert, so packaged works for me.


When the pudding’s done, carefully pour it over the graham crackers.


Then pop it in the fridge for a few while you make your chocolate pudding.



When the chocolate pudding is done, remove the pan from the fridge and carefully pour the chocolate pudding over the vanilla.


This is why I like using a glass pan for this, so you can see the layers.


Back into the fridge for a few hours.

Then slice and yum.