Easy Pistachio "Better Than Tom Cruise" Dessert

I remember a version of this dessert from my teenage years as "Better than Robert Redford" but I think it's time to update the name a bit. ;) It *is* pretty darn tasty, after all.

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 13"x9" pan.
  • Combine crust ingredients (if you like, you can add 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts to the crust).
  • Press crust mixture into the greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, set aside, and let cool completely.
  • In a bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Fold in half of the dessert topping (Cool Whip) and carefully spread over the cooled crust.
  • In another bowl, with an electric mixer beat together the pudding mix and milk at medium speed until thick (5-7 minutes).
  • Pour slowly and carefully over cheese layer, using a spatula to spread without mixing with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread the remaining Cool Whip on top and decorate as you wish with chopped pistachios, chocolate shavings, etc.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours or over night before serving.
  • Makes 10 to 12 servings.
  • You can also include a layer of crushed pineapple in the dessert.
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"I remember a version of this dessert from my teenage years as "Better than Robert Redford" but I think it's time to update the name a bit. ;) It *is* pretty darn tasty, after all."
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  1. Sageca
    What a hit this was; used to make this all the time when my boys were growing up; they were happy to taste it again. I added chopped pistacchio to the crust and sprinkled toffee bits on top. Fantastic! SO sorry I forgot to tke a picture.
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  2. Recipe Junkie
    Had this at a potluck. Splendid.
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  3. Graybert
    This was very tasty! I added some ground almonds to the crust as well as sprinkled them onto the top layer. Very good!
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  4. Divinemom5
    This is delicious!We love pistachio and this has such a good flavor,plus it is so easy to make.I did add the chopped pistachios to the crust,because it added so much more of the pistachio flavor.Thanks for a great recipe.
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  5. Julesong
    I remember a version of this dessert from my teenage years as "Better than Robert Redford" but I think it's time to update the name a bit. ;) It *is* pretty darn tasty, after all.
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