Some recipes we use at camp and some from Moose’s family cookbook, “That Tastes Like Home”. Today’s recipe: Poor Man’s French Pastry. When we were kids we used to call this french man’s poor pastry to bug my mom (Moose).


  • Graham crackers
  • 1 instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 package Dream Whip or whipping cream
  • Icing sugar, milk and margarine to make icing
  • Bitter-sweet bakers chocolate


  • Place a layer of graham crackers in a 9 x 13 pan (trim them to fit right to the pan edges)
  • Then a layer of vanilla pudding on top of that
  • Then a layer of whipped cream or dream whip
  • Then a second layer of graham crackers
  • Then ice it with a butter cream icing (leave it runny so it spreads easily)
  • Finish up with shaved or grated bitter-sweet Baker’s Chocolate over the top
  • Decorate with sliced maraschino cherries if desired

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