Delicious Buddha Jumps over the Wall Recipe: Give It a Try!

Are you looking for a dessert that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more? Look no further than my Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie! This unique recipe combines two beloved dishes – Buddha Jumps over the Wall soup and cream pie – to create a delicious and creative dessert that is perfect for the Lunar New Year or any special occasion.

Buddha Jumps over the Wall soup is a famous food in China that is said to be so aromatic and flavorful that Buddha himself would jump over a wall to taste it. I have adapted this traditional dish into a simplified cream pie recipe that brings all of those amazing flavors into a new and delicious form.

With creamy cheesecake mixture, rich chocolate pudding, and a graham cracker crust topped with pecans, this pie will wow everyone who takes a bite. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create an impressive dessert that will be the talk of your dinner party.

In this article, I will walk you through all of the steps of creating this mouth-watering pie, as well as share some tips, substitutions, and variations to make it your own. So why not give my Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie recipe a try? I promise, it will be love at first bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie
Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie

This recipe is sure to have you jumping over walls with excitement! If you love creamy desserts and fun flavor combinations, this Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie recipe is just for you. Trust me; you won’t regret making this exciting and innovative dessert for your next event.

First of all, let’s talk about the unique name of this recipe. It’s inspired by the Chinese dish “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,” which is a famous food in China, especially during traditional Chinese Lunar New Year. This dish is well-loved because it combines a variety of flavors and textures to create an explosion in the mouth. Our cream pie recipe follows that tradition, resulting in a delicious dessert that tastes as good as it looks.

The crust of this pie is made with graham cracker crumbs, butter, and finely chopped pecans that give it a light and crunchy texture that contrasts perfectly with the creamy filling. Speaking of the filling, it consists of a smooth cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture poured into the pie crust, followed by layers of cool whip lite, chocolate pudding, and finally topped off with a cheesecake mixture. The combination of these layers results in a full-bodied flavor that leaves you wanting more with every bite.

Best of all – it’s easy to make! You don’t need any fancy kitchen tools or skills to whip up this delicious dessert. And even if you’re not generally a fan of cream pies, I highly encourage you to try this one because you might be surprised at how much you love it.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for bringing something new and exciting to your family gatherings or potlucks- especially during the holidays. It’s fast to prepare and will undoubtedly have everyone talking about how unique and delicious it is. So go ahead and give Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie Recipe a try – I promise you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Slice into dreamy, creamy conversations
Slice into dreamy, creamy conversations

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie:

  • Graham cracker crumbs – These form the base for the pie and give it a delicious crunchiness.
  • Butter – This is added to the graham cracker crumbs to help them stick together.
  • Cream cheese – Play a central flavor role in the filling, providing richness and tanginess.
  • Powdered sugar – This adds sweetness and helps make the filling smooth and creamy.
  • Cool Whip Lite – This whipped topping mixture is added to the cream cheese layer, making it even more fluffy and light.
  • Chocolate pudding – You’ll need two boxes of instant chocolate pudding mix to incorporate into the layers of the pie.
  • Pecans – You can crushed and sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream for that crunchy texture that complements well with the creamy pie filling.

All of these ingredients come together to create a delectable dessert that’s perfect for any celebration, especially during New Year.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly pie-d up and ready for your taste buds
Perfectly pie-d up and ready for your taste buds


  • 1 (8 oz.) package softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 package Cool Whip Lite, thawed
  • 1 package (3.9 oz) chocolate pudding, prepared according to package instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Fold in whipped topping and chopped pecans.
  4. In another bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  5. Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the instructions on the box.
  6. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the bottom of a graham cracker crust in a pie dish.
  7. Spoon the chocolate pudding on top of the cream cheese layer.
  8. Place the pie in the refrigerator for at least one hour to set.

9. Once the pie is set, spread another layer of whipped topping on top of the pudding layer.
10. Sprinkle chopped pecans over whipped topping before serving.

This simple recipe is perfect for your Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner party or any special occasion.The Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Cream Pie recipe, derived from its famous originator from Fujian Province’s Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup , has been simplified for easy preparation, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate traditional Chinese food with simplified preparation techniques.

Enjoy this delicious Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Cream Pie as a sweet treat after a hearty meal, alongside some clam chowder or other Chinese New Year puddings like Fo Tiao Qiang (Shark Fin Soup).

Substitutions and Variations

 A heavenly hug in every slice
A heavenly hug in every slice

Substitutions and variations are great ways to make the Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie Recipe your own. If pecans aren’t your favorite nut, feel free to substitute them with walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. Similarly, you can replace the graham cracker crumbs with a different type of cookie or biscuit, like Digestive biscuits.

If you prefer a less sweet version of the pie, try reducing the amount of powdered sugar by half or even omitting it entirely. Another option is to mix cream cheese with mascarpone cheese instead for a creamier texture.

For a different flavor profile, consider adding grated orange zest or lemon zest to the cheesecake mixture. You can also try using a different type of pudding mix such as vanilla or butterscotch instead of chocolate.

If you’re feeling adventurous, go all out and create your own variations on this popular recipe. Try swapping out the clams from the original Buddha Jumps over the Wall soup recipe with shrimp or chicken for a different protein source. Instead of creating a cream pie, make it into mini bites by serving it in shot glasses, layering the crust, cheesecake mixture and chocolate pudding.

Whatever substitutions and variations you decide to make, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with this simple recipe that celebrates traditional Chinese cuisine in a sweet and decadent way.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a second slice because this is too good to share
Take a second slice because this is too good to share

When it comes to serving this Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie, I recommend cutting it into 8-10 slices so everyone can get a generous portion to indulge in. This cream pie pairs perfectly with a cup of roasted coffee or a warm cup of tea. The richness and sweetness of the pie will balance perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee, making it an ideal morning treat.

If you are looking for something more indulgent, try serving a slice of the cream pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The combination of the coolness from the ice cream or whipped cream will contrast beautifully with the creamy texture of the pie.

If you want to impress guests during special occasions, serve this pie as a dessert after a big feast, particularly for Chinese New Year celebrations. The symbolic reference to Buddha Jumps Over The Wall dish is perfect to celebrate good fortune and prosperity.

Whether it’s for casual gatherings or extravagant affairs, this Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie is sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Give in to the temptation of Buddha's jump (over the Wall) into your belly
Give in to the temptation of Buddha’s jump (over the Wall) into your belly

Planning on entertaining guests for Lunar New Year? The Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie is an excellent dessert that you can prepare a day or two ahead of time. Here are some make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips to help you on your way.

After baking the pie, let it cool completely to room temperature before wrapping it well with plastic wrap. This will keep any moisture out and maintain freshness. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When ready to serve, remove the pie from the refrigerator and allow it to come back to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will soften the graham cracker crust and make slicing easier. Before serving, add some whipped cream or Cool Whip Lite atop to enhance the flavor.

To reheat individual slices, microwave them for 15-20 seconds, or until warmed through. You can also place slices in a preheated oven at 350°F for a few minutes until heated through for crispy texture. Be careful not to burn the crust or overheat the pie.

With these storing and reheating guidelines in mind, you can enjoy this heavenly Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie with ease long after Lunar New Year celebrations are over.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Let the pie melt your worries away
Let the pie melt your worries away

If you’re a baker, then you know as well as I do that even a small mistake can ruin the final result. That’s why for this Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie recipe, here are my top tips for perfect results.

1. Keep it Smooth and Creamy

In order to achieve that smooth and creamy texture, ensure that your cream cheese filling is at room temperature. This way, it will mix effortlessly with the powdered sugar and cool whip, ensuring a velvety-smooth mixture.

2. Use Good-Quality Ingredients

The key to a delicious pie is using good-quality ingredients. Make sure to use fresh pecans, graham cracker crumbs, and butter for the crust. And don’t forget to use Cool Whip Lite for light and airy topping.

3. Take Your Time Making the Crust

The crust is an essential part of any pie; therefore, give it the time it deserves. Using a food processor to crush graham crackers into crumbs will create even pieces for a uniform crust. Also, make sure to press the mixture firmly into the pan to avoid crumbling when cutting into slices.

4. Chill Before Serving

Once your Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie is complete, allow it to chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. This helps create more defined layers in the pie while also firming up the filling.

5. Experiment with Toppings

While Cool Whip Lite is traditional when topping this kind of pie, try experimenting with other toppings like chocolate shavings or drizzling caramel syrup on top of each slice individually.

By following these simple Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie recipe tips and tricks, you’re sure to have a show-stopping dessert that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie recipe is the perfect way to start off your Lunar New Year with a delicious and unique dessert. Not only is it a simplified version of the traditional soup dish, but it also incorporates the flavors of shark fin and other key ingredients that make Buddha Jumps over the Wall such a famous food in China. With its cool whip, chocolate pudding, cream cheese, butter, pecans, and graham cracker crumbs all mixed together to form a smooth creamy pour, this pie recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

But don’t be limited by just this recipe! Experiment with substitutions and variations to make it even more unique and fit your taste preferences. And don’t forget to pair it with some hot clam chowder or even Chinese hotpot for the ultimate culinary experience.

This simple recipe offers a taste of traditional food during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations and serves as the perfect addition to any family gathering or dinner party. I highly recommend trying this dish out for yourself and seeing why Buddha Jumps over the Wall is such a beloved dish in Chinese culture. So go ahead, grab your apron, and get baking!

Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie

Buddha Jumps over the Wall Cream Pie Recipe

Our Zaar friend Chef #143318 gave us a heads up on an actual recipe called "Buddha jumps over the wall" which includes over thirty ingredients and takes 2 days to make it! She thought we would like to post it..... NOT! But for her 'enlightenment' of finding it for us and giving us a laugh, we came up with this wonderful quick and simple dessert in her honor. So here you go Jen, Thanks for thinking of us. 😉
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Dessert, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Pie, Potluck, Toddler-Friendly
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 399kcal


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup almonds or 1/2 cup pecans, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese, softened or 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate pudding
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip Lite, divided
  • 8 chocolate chip cookies, broken up (represents the wall)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, almonds, and melted butter in a bowl.
  • Press into a 9" deep dish pie pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and cool.
  • Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into pie crust.
  • Fold 1/2 Cool Whip into chocolate pudding.
  • Place on top of cheesecake mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Spread remaining Cool Whip over top of pudding layer.
  • Refrigerate for 2 more hours.
  • Garnish with broken cookies just before serving.

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Serving: 118g | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.5g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 24.7g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 34.6mg | Sodium: 275.6mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 24.8g

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