Recipe: possum pie.

Possum pie at Sassy's Red House in Fayetteville

Here's the possum pie recipe from the book Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State.

1½ sticks butter
2 cups flour
2 cups crushed pecans, separated
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
12 ounces Cool Whip, divided
Possum pie at Stoby's in Russellville
1 box milk chocolate instant pudding
1 box chocolate fudge instant pudding
3 cups milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut butter into flour to make crumbly pastry dough.

Add 1 cup crushed pecans. Press into two 8- or 9-inch pie pans or one 13- by 9-inch casserole. Bake 15 minutes or until flour starts to brown. Remove and cool.

Cream together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. Add six ounces of
Possum pie at PattiCakes in Conway
Cool Whip and beat until fluffy. Spread over bottom of both pies.

Blend together both pudding mixes with milk. Pour in on top of the cream cheese mixture and allow to set.

Spread remaining Cool Whip over the top of both pies and sprinkle with pecans.

Makes two pies.

More on possum pie at Tie Dye Travels.