Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Swamp Pie - The updated version....

Swamp Pie.... No, it doesn't sound very appetizing, but it is something that has become special to my family. There was the original Swamp Pie which is how it all started, but I decided to do an updated version and we all agree it tastes even better than the original, though the original was good too. You can read about the original Swamp Pie post here: WHAT Is Swamp Pie???

The updated version of Swamp Pie adds just a bit more richness and flavor to balance out the sweetness and we think it is a big improvement, although my family likes both. We do not have Swamp Pie often, but every once in a while someone says, "Remember when you used to make Swamp Pie?" and we decide to have it again. The most recent time was several months ago and as a bit of fun we decided to make it since all of the family would be together for the meal. Our oldest son brought the girl who is now his wife. I was a bit concerned that she would think we are really strange because of having a dessert like that, especially with the name, but we all laughed about the story of the Swamp Pie and enjoyed our time.

Birthdays at our house are simple, but special. The birthday person gets to choose the meal, the dessert and the activity.  I laughed when my new daughter in law chose Swamp Pie for her birthday and we look forward to celebrating that birthday with her.

The new version of Swamp Pie has a graham cracker crust then I added a special cream cheese layer before putting the Pistachio Pudding on it. Then topped it off with frozen whipped topping. These are not huge changes, but they sure make the dessert even better. So, I think Swamp Pie will be a part of our family for a very long time.   :)   


                              Swamp Pie- The updated version.....

               This "pie" is very easy to make and doesn't take long either. Great for any age.

                             2 packs graham crackers(of the packs inside a box)    Crush them
                             1/4 cup sugar
                             2/3 cup melted butter
    Mix together, pat into greased 9"x 13" or 10" x 15" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool.

                              2-8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
                              1/2 cup powdered sugar....................Mix cream cheese and sugar well w/ mixer
                              4 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed............... Fold whipped topping in gently and spread over cooled crust. I can't always wait until it is fulling cooled and that works also.  :) 

                              2-3.4 oz packages Pistachio Pudding
                              4 cups milk
   Whisk or beat for 2 minutes, then pour over cream cheese layer.

                               4 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed 
                                     Spread over pudding. Chill then serve.

               Swamp Pie recipe by Gentle Joy Homemaker.    gentlejoyhomemaker.blogspot.com

 It's a pretty easy recipe... and fun for the whole family. If you do make it, I would love to hear how you like it.... and if you prefer the original version or the updated version better. 

   Foods like this form the memories which tie our family together and memories of past fun are enjoyed again as we have a fun treat. I have learned, though, to be careful to develop a name for the desserts I make up because otherwise the kids will name them. (sigh).  If I had named this dessert, I would never have chosen "Swamp Pie", but now it seems to fit... and it is fun. 

   Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week. 

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy visiting my other blog also. I love photography and my photography blog has lots of nature pictures to enjoy. Find it here:  Gentle Joy Photography 


  1. I think the name of this pie would attract anyone's attention. And after they eat it they will be a swamp pie lover. I like your adaptations. Thanks for sharing/

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    1. I enjoyed your fun comment! :) Thank you for visiting....

  2. What a funny name, but it sure looks delicious! How fun for your family! Happy New Year!

    1. It was enjoyed by all. :) Happy New Year to you also....