They were awakened by a sound in the kitchen. Dad got up to check out what was making the noise. He discovered it was from my brother making cinnamon rolls for breakfast. It’s interesting because that happened when my brother was about four years old. He has made many sweets since then. These days he is known for making a special dessert he calls “Fat Man’s Pie” and you may know it as Chocolate Delight.
My brother gave me his recipe. I also looked up similar ones on the internet. It appears this dessert is typically made with Cool Whip and instant pudding mix. Well, you know I had to take it up a notch. Perhaps it would be about four notches because after I was done it really is a fat man’s pie. It is the most heavy cream I have ever used in one recipe: 4, yes, 4 cups in total. That plus sugar, chocolate, and cream cheese means a total splurge. Be warned, this is not diet food in any shape or form. The title is beyond fitting.
Why did I make Fat Man’s Pie? It is for a fun “Man Food” Sunday Supper event. I immediately thought of it because it is something one of the men in the family makes often for our celebrations. My brother is quite proud of it too. Or he just likes it a whole lot because I see him smiling when he is spreading the whipped cream on top just before serving.
Re-vamping the recipe took some planning. A few weeks ago I made homemade chocolate pudding in preparation. I’m glad that part was a success. I only had to double the batch for this dessert. I also was sure to take my brother’s advice of chilling the crust before spreading on the cream cheese layer. My version takes a whole lot longer than his. However, the from scratch goodness is worth all the extra time and effort.
What do you consider man food? It certainly is a wide range of foods for Sunday Supper contributors. Scroll down to find a big list of ones with links to get the recipes. I’ll bet there were a lot of men quite happy about this event. I can imagine their smiles while enjoying the awesome dishes made just for them. One final note… take a look at my German Chocolate Cake that happens to be one of my brother’s favorites. A bunch of smiles have been sparked by it over the years.
- Note: Make the pudding a day in advance
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1¼ cups confectioners sugar, divided
- 1¼ cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups whole milk, divided
- 6 egg yolks
- 6 tablespoons cake flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 12 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 teaspoons brandy
- 1¾ cups heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup confectioners sugar
- Optional toasted chopped pecans for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Stir together flour, pecans, and salt in a large bowl. Use a fork to cut in the butter until mixed together well. Spread evenly and press down in a 9- X 13-inch pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature then chill for at least 1 hour before adding cream cheese layer.
- Beat cream cheese and 1 cup confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream and remaining ¼ cup confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese. Spread evenly over crust. Chill for at least 45 minutes.
- Put the 2 cups of milk, yolks, flour, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a 3-quart saucepan (non-stick recommended).
- Add remaining 2 cups milk, sugar, vanilla bean, and chocolate.
- Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let boil for 30 seconds.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer into a large bowl. It will be very thick so you may need to press it through.
- Scrap the seeds from the vanilla bean and discard bean shell. Add the seeds, cream, and brandy to the bowl.
- Whisk to combine. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding.
- Cool to room temperature then chill thoroughly (best overnight). Spread 3½ cups of pudding over cream cheese layer. Enjoy the remaining separately.
- If not serving immediately, lay plastic wrap directly on top of pudding to prevent a skin from forming.
- Just before serving, beat cream and confectioners sugar in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over pudding layer.
- Garnish with toasted chopped pecans if desired.
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