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Pistachio Dessert - Recipe

This easy-to-make pistachio-flavored recipe features a crust of cookie crumbs and chopped nuts topped with a creamy pudding-like layer filled with pineapple and chopped nuts. This tempting dessert recipe is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.
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Pistachio Dessert Recipe
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Combine the cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the nuts, and the melted margarine. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 pan or a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes; cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the condensed milk; then beat in the lime juice and the pudding mix until smooth.
  • Stir in the pineapple and the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.
  • Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Pour into the prepared pan (with the crust bottom).
  • Chill 6 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Container: 9x13 pan, mixing bowl
Servings: 18
-50 vanilla wafers - crushed
-1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons pistachios or pecans or combination of both - chopped
-1/4 cup butter or margarine - melted
-1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
-1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
-1/4 cup lime juice
-1 small package instant pistachio pudding and pie mix
-1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple - undrained
-1/2 small container of whipped topping or 1 cup whipped cream