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Holiday Pistachio Dessert

 Holiday Pistachio Dessert
For my best festive menu, I make this "famous" dessert, which my children gobble up immediately. It’s a hit at every gathering! —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/4 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, walnuts and brown sugar.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375°
  • for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • until fluffy. Fold in half of the whipped cream; spread over crust.
  • Stir remaining confectioners' sugar into remaining whipped cream;
  • refrigerate until serving.
  • In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let
  • stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream cheese
  • layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and, if desired, chocolate

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Holiday Pistachio Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • curls. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without chocolate curls) equals 279 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.