My Mom’s Messy Pie was my favorite dessert growing up and then it became my daughter’s favorite dessert. Three generations now have loved it!
I posted a photo recently of one I had just made on my Instagram @simplybarbaramckay and my FaceBook pages. Because of the number of requests, here is the recipe. It’s worth making note that the custard for this is the same one my mom used for her amazing Coconut Cream Pie and Banana Pudding, just by omitting the cocoa.
Why is it called Messy Pie? When my children, Elizabeth and Michael, were toddlers, they would watch my mom make it and when she would press the crust into the pie plate, they exclaimed “MESSY pie!”
The name stuck and we even had a special pie plate made that said “DeeDee’s Messy Pie”. Sadly that pie plate is no longer with us, but the recipe and the memories remain. I hope it becomes a favorite at your house, too.
Tell Me: Has your family passed down a dessert recipe to you?