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Pistachio Lush

Prepare yourself for a nut-TASTIC taste sensation in this pistachio flavored dessert. Very easy to make!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake recipe, pistachio, pistachio lush
Servings: 12
Calories: 387kcal

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup stick butter (cut up)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

CHEESE LAYER

  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping

PISTACHIO LAYER

  • 2 pkgs instant pistachio pudding
  • 3 cups milk

TOPPING

  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds optional, but recommended

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, add the flour and the cut up butter. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like small peas.
  • Stir in the walnuts
  • Press into a 13 x 9-inch pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely
  • Beat cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and the 1 cup of whipped topping until the mixture is smooth and silky.
  • Spread this across the cooled crust in the pan.
  • Prepare pistachio pudding by whisking it into the milk--whisking for 1-2 minutes until the pudding begins to thicken.
  • Spread the pudding on top of the cheese layer.
  • Chill for about 2-3 hours
  • Top with the 2 cups of whipped topping and sprinkle with toasted almonds (if using)

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg