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4 Layer Delight Recipe

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This recipe for 4 Layer Delight, by , is from The Jerrils Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Angela Reister


1.5 Cups Flour
1 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
1 tsp. almond

8 oz Cream Cheese softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 16 oz container frozen whipped topping

2 (3 oz) packages instant pudding (pistachio/chocolate)
3 Cups cold milk

Preheat oven 350

Combine the flour, pecans or walnuts, and butter & almond and mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the nuts are fragrant and the crust is lightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool.

Mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup whipped topping. Beat well, and spread the filling over the cooled crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Mix the instant pudding with milk until thick. Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer.
Top with remaining whipped topping - sprinkle with nuts, and decorate with maraschino cherries if desired.




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