Mom's Pistachio Dessert

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

I found this in mom's recipe file after she died and knew I just had to make sure I had a copy of it. What better place to put the recipe than here, since that means I can print it from anywhere I can get online? As a child it was one of my favorite desserts, even though mom only made it for pot-lucks and such. She usually made it with walnuts. She also noted that this could be frozen. I need to try this with 1 cup whipping cream whipped for the top layer and not in the cream cheese layer. (I'm trying to get away from using Cool Whip.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Combine flour, butter, nuts and sugar and bake in 9x13 pan at 375° for 15 minutes. Cool.
  2. 1st layer: Mix cream cheese, 1/2 carton Cool Whip, and powdered sugar and spread on crust.
  3. 2nd layer: Beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Then spread on top.
  4. 3rd layer: Top with remaining Cool Whip. Ganish with additional nuts or chopped cherries.


Most Helpful

My Nee had this recipe forever and I had lost my copy of it. I was SO glad to find this one here. Made it the other night and it was just like I remembered hers. Light, tasty and very easy to make. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

Sherrybeth January 22, 2009

I have just saved this as I have all the ingredients on hand. I will make it soon and then rate it. I am anxious to make it as it reads like a very tasty dessert!

Debaylady December 05, 2008

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