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Texas Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time


1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 sticks margarine
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Layer 1
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Layer 2
1 large box instant vanilla pudding

Layer 3
1 large box instant chocolate pudding

Layer 4
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
24 maraschino cherries, with stems
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 chocolate bar, shaved


Combine flour, margarine and confectioners' sugar. Mix with electric mixer until dough forms a ball. Roll out and press onto bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; press pecans into dough. Bake at 350ºF until golden; cool.

Layer 1:

Whip cream cheese with confectioners' sugar; fold in whipped cream. Spread mixture evenly over cooled crust. Place in refrigerator to set.

Layer 2:

Mix pudding according to instructions. Pour evenly over first layer. Return to refrigerator to set.

Layer 3:Mix pudding according to instructions. Pour evenly over second layer. Return to refrigerator to set.

Layer 4:

Spread whipped cream evenly over third layer; garnish with pecans and chocolate. Place cherries in rows about 1-1/2 inches apart with stems up. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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