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Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 21, 2008 @ 1:59 pm In Christmas,Christmas in July,Desserts,Holidays,Recipes | 13 Comments
This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967.
My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
The story goes that my mom and dad would see who could wake before the other in the middle of the night in order to sneak the last piece. Imagine the disappointment of opening the freezer door to find an empty pie plate!
Thankfully, FishPapa says it’s too sweet for him, so I don’t have to fight him for it. Mom now makes hers with Cool Whip instead of whipping cream. It is easier that way, but much sweeter. I prefer it the traditional way. You choose what works for you.
Despite what my mom and sister say, the crust is a pain in the rear to make. You basically create cookie crumbs in a skillet. Be sure that all the pieces brown or it will taste gummy.
And just between you and me, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to make this!
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