Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pistachio Pudding Dessert

I had so much fun with food yesterday on St. Patrick's Day! For breakfast I made green scrambled eggs, Shamrock toast (toast cut with a shamrock cookie cutter and buttered with green butter! We watched video clips online about the history and traditions of St. Patrick's Day while they ate breakfast! In the boys lunches I made (green) white chocolate covered pretzels with green sprinkles, green pear slices, sandwiches with the Shamrock cookie cutter, and they have clear waterbottles, so I put a drop of green food coloring in their water! Green food coloring was my friend! They got some pretty great comments on their lunches! For dinner I didn't make traditional Irish food, instead I made Tortellini in Pesto sauce and Alfredo sauce mixed together and grilled chicken strips, homemade french bread and green lemonade and Pistachio Pudding Dessert! Unfortunately, the only photo I took was for the desserts. Here is the Recipe (I found it online at

Pistachio Pudding Dessert

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 pkgs. instant pistachio pudding mix
3 cups milk

cool whip
chopped almonds

Mix butter, flour, nuts; press into 9x13 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.


SylviaBielefeldt said...

Oh my, this looks delicious! What fun - I guess my best creativity was green eggs and ham when you were growing up. I love your blog!

Jane said...

What a lot of fun. Your desert looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day!

Angela said...

Hanne- I LOVE your blog!! Yes, so creative! I love everything on your blog. That quote in your header by Pres. Uchdorf is amazing! Love that!! What a darling person you are!!

gavgirl said...

I love this dessert and never had the recipe!! THANKS, making it for EASTER.


megan.major. said...

I'm adicted to this cake! I'm not much of a dessert person but when I sampled this little piece of heaven I fell in love! I legit had 6 pieces...

Jessica | Jessica Who? said...

i've been looking everywhere for this recipe! thank you!!

Deb said...

When my kids were little, I would make this dessert every summer for them. I guess I should make it for the grandkids! LOL BTW, it is good using other flavors of pudding, too.

Sandi Hockenson said...

Why not chopped pistachios, on top, instead of almonds?

Claudia Gomez said...

Hi! Justa wanted to say hello and thanks for posting nice recipes! Keep on!! Merry Christmas!!! P.S. I will make this pistachio dessert but I will top it with cracked pistachios instead... My husband is alergic to almonds ;)

Anonymous said...

melt the butter?

Lexy said...

I think I'd prefer pistachios on top also.
How far in advance would you make and refrigerate this for a holiday meal?

Denise M said...

You can top it with 8 oz tub of cool whip. Also instead. Also you can use lemon pudding instead of pistachio .top with 8oz tub of cool whip.then break up lemon meringue butter buttons cookies found at Meijers grocery. Or vanilla waffers if you choose.

Carol Miller said...

Can I use a cup of graham crackers instead of the walnuts in the first layer? My husband doesn't like any nuts.

Thank you. Sounds so good!!!

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I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.
I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.

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