Sex in a Pan

 Sex in a Pan – crazy name for a dessert, but it’s one of the best desserts you’ll ever have, it’s mostly a pudding dessert with a crunchy pecan bottom crust.

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Don’t laugh at the name of this dessert! OK, you can laugh, it is funny. I have no idea why it’s called sex in a pan, maybe because it’s so good. I remember a long time ago, before I was married, and used to live on my own, one weekend my friend came over and she introduced me to this dessert. I had no idea what it was, but she promised me I was going to love it so we made it. We did not come up with the name, that is the name that it was known to her and her mom had been making it for her for as long as she could remember. I know a lot of readers have commented on the name of this dessert, so I know it goes under many different names, apparently it just depends where you’re from.

Oh my God, it was unbelievable.

I was in love, I had never had anything like it before. Now I don’t know how popular this dessert is, or if it’s a dessert for children or what, because I don’t really care. I’m an adult and I like it. The bottom layer is the crust made with pecans and flour and butter, the next layer is a layer of cream cheese sweetened with powdered sugar and made fluffier with whipping cream. Then you have a layer of chocolate pudding, then another layer of vanilla pudding and top it off with whipping cream and sprinkled with chocolate. Does that not sound good?

Here’s what the layers look like.

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I just had to share this wonderful dessert with you. Have you guys had this before? Isn’t it to die for?

Update: Since I originally wrote this post, I’ve made sex in a pan numerous time since it’s a favorite at my house. In the original picture you can’t really see the vanilla pudding layer, so here’s an updated picture of it and you can see the layers more defined. 

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4.9 from 7 reviews
Sex in a Pan
 
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Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
Cream cheese layer
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (use ½ cup for less sweetness)
  • 1 cup whipped cream or cool whip
Vanilla pudding
Chocolate Pudding
Last layer
  • 2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
  • shaved chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixer mix all the crust ingredients together and press the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake it for about 20 minutes.
  5. Prepare the vanilla pudding as per the instructions on the package.
  6. Prepare the chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the package.
  7. In a mixer add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the cup of whipped cream. Mix until light and fluffy.
  8. Let the crust cool. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust evenly. Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese, then the vanilla pudding. Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the chocolate.
  9. Refrigerate for a couple hours so that it sets.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. nikki says

    Planning on making this for thanksgiving tomorrow. I heard alot of people using butterscotch pudding and I want to give it a go, should I be using the same amount as the vanilla and chocolate ones?

  2. Jen says

    Tasty but didn’t even have enough “dough” to cover the bottom of the 9×13…did anyone else have this problem or did I do something wrong?

  3. says

    I just made it and followed exact amounts, there is no space left for the last layer of 2 cups whipping cream! I am using a 13*9 pyrex! What could have went wrong? I am doing it for tomorrows dinner party! Have to spread the chocolate on the chocolate pudding!

  4. Terra says

    My family has made a similar dessert for years. When I would bring it to work coworkers would call it “Better Than Sex”. My aunt calls it the “Robert Redford Dessert” lol. We use a walnut crust and we only do one flavor of pudding but we’ve made it with many different flavors. My dad’s favorite is coconut cream.

  5. Mary says

    Hi! I am making this for Thanksgiving, I can’t wait! I would just like to verify: you use MELTED butter, correct? Thanks!

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