Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Food For Thought Tuesday: Pistachio Pudding Bars

I made this yummy dessert for St. Patrick's Day! 

This recipe acutally comes from my mom.  My mom made this dessert all the time when I was growing up and this is actually the first time I have ever made it. 

It is super easy, and really tasty! Plus, it was the perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day!


Pistachio Pudding Bars

1 cup butter (room temp)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup chopped nuts (i used walnuts, but you could use pistachios)
1 tsp vanilla.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar and then add flour and remanning ingredients. Dough will be crumbly.  Press into a 9 X 13 baking dish and bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until it starts to get golden brown around the edges.

Let Cool

Cream Cheese filling:
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups cool whip

In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Add in vanilla.  Then carefully fold in cool whip until incorporated.  Spread layer over cooled crust.

Pistachio Pudding 

2 small boxes of instant pistachio pudding
2 cups cream
2 cups milk

In mixing bowl combine all ingredients and whip until thick.  You may have to put in fridge for a couple of minutes to thicken.  When it has thickened, spread over cream cheese filling.

Let sit in refrigerator to set up for a few hours.  

I like to serve mine with homemade whipped cream.  Or you can top it with cool whip.  
Garnish with chopped nuts!


Anonymous said...

I made that also. I just made the pudding with milk and as I served it I thought next time I am making the pudding with cream so it will set a little better. It's delicious! Katie

Miz Helen said...

Oh my this dessert looks amazing. I am taking the recipe to make it really soon. I would love it if you would share with Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow do these look great! Very appropriate dessert for Easter and spring time.

annies home said...

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Sara said...

My mom made that a lot when I was growing up too, and it is SOOOO good. I will have to remember that for next year's St. Pat's.

Kathryn said...

I love pistachios and this dessert looks heavenly! Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

This is super yummy!

Betty819 said...

Cream? Are you talking about whipping cream that comes in like a milk carton but usually pint size? This sounds wonderful and great for a St. Patty's Day luncheon.

Anonymous said...

For the cream, I used half & half...turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I use to make it years ago. Brought. Back good memories. Thanks for sharing.