Pistachio Pudding Dessert

Pat Duran


This is my mom's recipe- but this is the one my sister Kathy always makes for party and holiday's- after all her last name is McGuire.
This is a smaller version than she usually makes- because I am not a big fan of pistachio anything.I use this smaller version.
Kathy makes a Pistachio Fruit Pudding too- I will post that one too..Enjoy for the holiday.


★★★★★ 2 votes

8-inch square baking dish.
10 Min
15 Min


  • 1/3 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    chopped toasted pecans
  • 4 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 c
    thawed whipped topping
  • 3.4 oz
    pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 1/4 c
    cold milk

How to Make Pistachio Pudding Dessert


  1. Heat oven to 375^. Spray an 8-inch sq. baking dish with cooking spray.
    Beat together butter, and sugar,until light and fluffy. Add flour and stir until almost blended; then stir in 1/3 cup of the pecans. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until set. Cool completely on wire rack.
  2. Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and about 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread over cold crust.
  3. Whisk pudding mix and milk together in a small bowl for 2 minutes or until it thickens. Spread the pudding over cream cheese mixture.
    Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding mixture, then top with remaining nuts. Chill for 3 hours before serving. Can make this the day before and keep refrigerated.

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About Pistachio Pudding Dessert

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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