Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967. 

Nanna's Toffee Dream Pie

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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  1. Mama Koala says:

    Yum, yum! I can’t wait to try this–thanks for sharing!

  2. Rebekah says:

    That sounds really decadent. I love new recipes….and this pie is sure to be a keeper. Thanks!

  3. That sounds delicious! I need more dessert recipes for church potlucks, we don’t eat many of them at home due to my hubby’s diabetes, so it’s great to know there’s some tried and true recipes in my file!

  4. kristi juette says:

    Sounds delicious! In order to substitute cool whip for the whipping cream, is it just one small container? Thanks.

  5. Would purchasing a crumb crust be a bad plan? The crust sounds a disaster waiting to happen with me at the helm! :- D

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