Private Recipe

frozen pistachio dessert with raspberry sauce

review
By Chrystal Cackler
from Huntsville, AL

From my Mamaw's recipe collection.

serves 12
prep time 35 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For frozen pistachio dessert with raspberry sauce

  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 c
    reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 c
    fat-free milk
  • 1 pkg
    (1 ounce) sugar-free instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 6 oz
    reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1
    carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 pkg
    (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped pistachios

How To Make frozen pistachio dessert with raspberry sauce

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine the wafers, finely chopped pistachios and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the pudding. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the pudding.
  • 3
    For sauce, place the raspberries, sugar and liqueur in a food processor. Cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Strain and discard seeds and pulp. Refrigerate until serving. Remove dessert from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with chopped pistachios and remaining whipped topping. Serve with sauce.
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