Pistachio Dessert

18 servings


Shortbread cookies Pistachios Butter Cream cheese and milk Powdered sugar Pistachio pudding and Cool Whip

Make crust


Use a food processor to pulse the cookies and nuts into fine crumbs. Press into baking dish and freeze for 5 minutes.

Cream cheese layer


Whip cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined then  gently fold in the Cool Whip.

Assemble first layer


Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust and place in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes.

Pistachio Pudding


Whisk the pudding mix and milk together until thick.

Pudding layer


Gently spread pudding over the cream cheese layer. Place the dish back into the fridge for another 10 minutes.

Add topping


Spread the remaining Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Chill the entire thing for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Make Ahead

This pistachio dessert can be made up to 24 hours in advance of serving!

Expert Tip

Softened cream cheese will whip better and provide best results. Don't forget to chill each layer before assembling the next.