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holiday pistachio dessert recipe

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Anna Russell
Battle Creek, MI

Dessert, which my children gobble up immediately. It’s a hit at every gathering!

★★★★★ 2
serves Prep: 30 min. + chilling Yield: 15 Servings 20
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For holiday pistachio dessert recipe

  • 1 1/4 c
    biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold butter
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • 2 1/2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 pkg
    (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • chocolate curls, optional

How To Make holiday pistachio dessert recipe

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, walnuts and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  • 2
    Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in half of the whipped cream; spread over crust. Stir remaining confectioners' sugar into remaining whipped cream; refrigerate until serving.
  • 4
    In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • 5
    Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls if desired.
  • 6
    Yield: 15 servings.

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