Pistachio Pudding Dessert

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I love this four-layer pistachio pudding dessert because it uses pistachio flavored pudding mix. Pistachios, along with macadamia nuts are my favorites. To make this dish even better, I used fresh pistachio nuts in addition to the pudding.

This recipe is easy to make but has several steps of cooling, setting, and chilling of the ingredients. The bottom layer, or crust, consists of a mixture of finely chopped pistachios, butter, flour, and sugar.  After the crust is baked until brown and set, the second layer of cream cheese, icing sugar, and a cool whip is spread over. It is then covered with the third layer consisting of a mixture of the pistachio pudding and cold milk to create the green colored layer. It was finished off with a layer of the cool whip at the top and a sprinkle of chopped pistachio nuts.

This pistachio pudding dessert was a perfect dessert to end a meal. It was decadent, just enough to satisfy one’s sweet tooth.

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To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

Pie crust:
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
Layer 1:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8oz) cream cheese
1 cup cool whip
Layer 2:
2 regular sized pkg instant pistachio pudding mix
3 cups of milk
Topping:
cool whip
chopped almonds

Directions

Mix butter, flour, nuts; press into 9×13 inch pan. Bake 350 for 20 min. Cool. Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and cool whip; spread on cooled crust. Beat together pudding mix and milk until thick. Spread on cream cheese layer and top with a layer of cool whip and chopped nuts. Refrigerate.