This dreamy springtime dessert is perfect to serve after your Easter meal. It’s so light and tasty with rich pistachio and almond flavors. We’ve made ours skinny by using reduced-fat butter in our crust, reduced-fat milk and Cool Whip Lite instead of regular and topping with good for you almonds. The result is a little bit of heaven, especially since it takes 10 minutes of prep time!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a spring-form pan or pie pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl add graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix together until the crumbs are coated. Set aside 2 tablespoons for the topping.
- Spread the remaining coated crumbs evenly in the prepared pan. Pat the crumbs down.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place in refrigerator to quickly cool.
- In the meantime, in a large bowl, add milk, dry pudding mix, and almond extract. Beat with a wire whisk for about 2 minutes until thickened. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1½ cups Cool Whip. Spoon into cooled pan. Spread evenly.
- To the pudding bowl add the remaining Cool Whip. Add one drop of each red and blue food coloring and gentle mix with a rubber spatula. This should create a light lavender colored batter. Spread this lavender batter evenly on top of the pistachio pudding batter.
- Sprinkle the top evenly with the remaining 2 tablespoons of crumbs and sliced almonds.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set. Easter Pistachio Almond Pudding Pie can be made several days in advance. Store in refrigerator. It also freezes great.