Pudding Pie and Podcasts


I'm in the mood for something wonderfully yummy, and I want it now!  OK maybe not now, but soon and the pumpkin pudding pie recipe below is super fast and easy.


While you're enjoying this sweet dessert, perhaps you'd be interested in putting a voice with the face and projects you see on this blog. I just participated in my very first podcast interview. You can see it, or I should say hear for yourself by scrolling down to the end of this post for a link to the podcast segment. 

In the meantime, first things first when it comes to tasty treats. 


The preparation for this pumpkin pudding pie is lightening quick at about 20-minutes and that's one of the best things about this recipe, aside from its great taste.

You'll need 4 oz. cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 8-oz. tub of Cool Whip thawed and divided in half, 1 graham cracker pie crust, 1 cup of milk, 1 (15-oz) can of pumpkin, 2 packages of Jell-O vanilla instant pudding and pie filling, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves.  Doesn't it look delightfully delicious?



Mix cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of milk and the sugar together in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Stir in half of the whipped topping and continue to mix well. Once creamy, spread this mixture evenly into the graham cracker pie crust.


Next pour 1 cup of milk into a large bowl and mix with your pumpkin ingredient until creamy.  Add both boxes of dry pudding mix as well as the various dry spices and continue to mix well.  The mixture will be very thick at this point. Then pour the pumpkin mix gently and evenly over your cream cheese layer in the pie crust.  Smooth the top pumpkin layer with a butter knife and refrigerate.


You could sample it now but if you want nice firm layers, set the pie for about two hours in the refrigerator.  If you need it in less time, you could also freeze it and serve as a chilled dessert.  Finally, add a little leftover whip cream to top off each slice and enjoy!

Since I'm not the best baker on the block, the fact that this is a "no-bake" recipe is great for me.  My kids love the yummy double filling and I love the graham cracker crust.  Scrumptious!



Meanwhile, diehard scrapper and crafting enthusiast Adrienne Nixon invited me to participate in one of her "conversations with Adrienne" recently.  It was alot of fun and we had a great chat about scrapbooking, sewing, maintaining a blog and juggling multiple hobbies with everyday demands.

You can listen to my podcast interview here.  I hope you check it out and let me know what you think. 




  • Kathleen

    Now that is a pie!!!

  • Gabriela Delworth

    Hello from Toronto!
    Oh my! What should I do after seeing this pie?! Lucky me I have brownies with chocolate chips baking in the oven!!!
    Warm regards,

  • A Fanciful Twist

    My goodness, your space here is phenomenal!! I am in love with everything youa re doing! and your camera bag is a must have for me!! oH GOODNESS, love it here!

  • Jen R

    I am very jealous of your work area!!!!!!It is my dream come true…. You lucky girl..
    I love pumpkin pie. I think I am going to have to give it a try.
    Jen R

  • Aina

    Hi Lisa!
    Oh my, this is not good for me at all šŸ™‚ I am such a pie lover! Specially the English ones..I was planning to make an apple pie last weekend, but I didn`t have enough energy making it. Instead we have been relaxing, taking naps and visiting a local farm. We really needed that because it has been so hectic lately and I we haven`t been able to see much of each other.
    I followed your link right away. I was sitting crocheting and listening to the whole podcast interview. Yes, and I found it really interesting and also a very warm and cheerful interview. Loved hearing about your background, your interest and your work that you have been doing, and also what you are doing right now. I didn`t know that you had done so much of scrapbooking work? I have to admit that i haven`t read your blog entirely and I haven`t been visiting you before these last months. There are so many people that are passing by, leaving comments and I just lose the overview. But you are always so kind, inspiring and motivating, and I really do appreciate it! I must say, I am very impressed by your presence, you seem so professional and I really like your crafts. I hope you accept that I put you on my “Fun and crafty” list?
    I wish you a great week, and thanks for giving me such good spirit!
    Aina x

  • Korie B.

    Thanks for hooking me up with another podcaster. I live in the sticks and it takes me at least 45 minutes to get anywhere – Target, the mall, a decent scrapbooking store…. I live for scrapbooking podcasts.
    Great job on your interview. I’ve loved your blog and it was wonderful to hear more about you. Thanks again!

  • Sandra Evertson

    Looks so Yummy!
    Sandra Evertson

  • cathy nash

    I love pumpkin pie! And I enjoyed taking a “virtual tour” of your studio–such a fun, organized workspace.

  • Staci

    Congrats on the podcast Lisa!

  • sheree

    Wonderful interview, Lisa! You are always so inspirational. You have me wanting to buckle down and do some simple scrapping for sure. Keep up the fantastic work! You are a delight! šŸ™‚

  • sheree

    Looks so yummy, Lisa–thanks for sharing. Now I am off to listen to the podcast, then read the interview. šŸ™‚

  • Mosaic Queen

    I’ve got a new blog!! Please come and visit me.
    Oh, and I have a question. How are you able to post to sites other than typepad and the link shows. I need some help! šŸ™‚

  • Joelle Dolce Bebe

    I Love anything Pumpkin (& sweet potatos too)
    This looks absolutely devine!
    Im so making this a few times this season.
    Thanks for sharing & I’m glad I found your blog!
    Best Wishes!

  • stephanie

    i’m a sweet potato pie girl myself, but my does this look yummy!

  • Chelsea D. @ trillium mama

    This looks delightfully delicious! A nice change from plain ‘ol pumpkin pie(not that there’s anything wrong with pumpkin pie)!

  • Melanie

    This is so similar to Paul Deen “Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes” http://www.pauladeen.com/recipe_view/562

  • Karla

    I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but this I will have to try! I’m off to listen to your podcast!

  • It's Lovely

    Oh man, there goes my diet…this looks dee-licious!
    PS Thanks for stopping by my lonely little blog : )

  • rochambeau

    Look scrumptious Lisa!!
    A nice twist for the holidays!

  • Sheri

    First, I want to say that I enjoyed the podcast between you and Adrienne, secondly, I love the recipe you posted. I wondered if this would make a good summer recipe exchanging the pumpkin for berries? Hmmmm!

  • the feathered nest

    That looks truly scrumptious! I’ve copied the recipe and will give it a try next week. Love that it’s quick and no bake!

  • Rachel Brooke

    I WANT IT NOooOOW! Congrats on the Podcast, thats big news!

  • Marjolijn

    Hi, so nice to meet people from all over the world! Thank you for visiting me, I’d like to translate all my posts in English, but it isn’t my first language. I added you to my long list of beautiful webflowers! You’ll see me more often here. Have a nice day.

  • Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

    That pie looks yummy. I’m going to print the recipe. As soon as my sons have gone to bed, I’ll come back and listen to your podcast.

  • katie

    this looks yummy! i will have to try this.

  • Sweet Remembrance

    Oh Lisa…I couldn’t hear the conversations??
    I probably wasn’t doing something right…I will try again though!
    And don’t get me started on that pie…

  • PLT

    Very clever, as usual. Podcast was fun to listen to. I’m surprised that you cook too!! P.

  • michelle

    Oh, that looks so yummy! I really appreciate your review of Ratatouille. I will definitely rent it next week when my kids are off now! I highly recommend Amy’s book for Christmas projects, that little purse was really fast to put together and I actualle made two at the same time. Although I never did find where it gave me measurements for the handles…

  • Diane at Petticoat Junction

    Oh man how yummy that looks and sounds! I can almost taste it! Can you tell I like to eat!

  • adrienne

    Thank you so much for talking with me!!!! I really enjoyed it and this looks SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!

  • Mary

    Lisa, you are evil. Pure evil! I’ll have to send you a recipe I have for pumpkin dip made with somewhat similar ingredients. You eat it up with gingersnaps and it’s DIVINE.

  • melissa @ the inspired room

    Well how much fun is that! I listened in and now I feel like I know you better!
    And that pie, YUM! We are big pumpkin pie lovers at our house!