The Lazy Man’s Chocolate Pie

This year, we’re making pies for our family Thanksgiving feast. All of my brothers and their families all gather at my parents for the day. C is making pumpkin and lemon meringue. But my favorite, I think, is still my own Lazy Man’s Chocolate Pie. Hardly original, but still full of sugar and calories, and the combination of shortbread and chocolate makes it work.

Lazy Man’s Chocolate Pie

1 shortbread crust (Get a pre-made crust, so that you don’t actually have to do any baking.)
1 or 2 boxes low-fat chocolate pudding/pie-filling mix
skim milk or low-fat milk (as directed on the box of pudding mix)
finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Non-dairy whipped topping

Prepare pudding as directed. Pour into pie crust as directed. Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate overnight or until set. Top with whipped topping.


P.S. We’re also making Craisin®-Nut Bread, by the Little One’s request.