Pistachio Pudding Parfaits Recipe
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Pistachio Pudding Parfaits Recipe

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I made this for my children to take to school on St. Patrick's Day. Everyone loved it. It can be made right before you eat it or a few hours before hand. —Rosanna Fowler, Bedford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 10 pecan shortbread cookies, coarsely crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 374 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Fold in whipped topping; set aside. Prepare pudding according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon cookie crumbs into each of eight parfait glasses. Top with half of the pudding and whipped topping mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cookie crumbs. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pistachio Pudding Parfaits in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p30

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nastynova User ID: 5265189 163063
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"My picky eater likes these also"

randt User ID: 2569574 163062
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Yummy. I don't have parfait glasses in my RV so I made it in a trifle bowl. The cream cheese mixture doesn't spread so well. Next time I would use less cream cheese and more whipped topping......or buy parfait glasses."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2061061 143608
Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"I LOVE this! So easy and just plain wonderful...course I love things made with pistachio pudding!"

Wieners User ID: 1845812 113527
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Made this for company twice. It was very well received. I double the pudding mix though, I can't seem to stretch the recipe far enough for 8 servings."

lisa8251 User ID: 5618573 179224
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"Awesome, I made for a work bake sale, and everyone raved about this !!!! I will definately make again. Thank you !"

am656035 User ID: 4759924 143607
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"This dessert is light and full of flavor!"

latonarl User ID: 1735357 98570
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I made this for our St. Patty's Day dessert and everybody loved it. It would be great with other flavors of pudding too."

sstrauss User ID: 4985919 111843
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"I made it yesterday to complete our traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner. It had a good taste, but we felt the cream cheese, suger, and topping (the white part) was a little to thick and heavy. I'll make it again, but will either add more whipped topping or just use whipped topping and leave out the cream cheese/sugar mix trying to get a lighter texture."

Steph Brown User ID: 5479787 179222
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"Very good, nice combination of flavors. Unfortunately I did not have pistachio pudding, but had some coconut pudding on hand. I also didn't have whipped topping, but put a little milk in with the cream cheese and powdered sugar and used a mixer to blend together. It turned out delicious, even my 2 year old son loved it! I imagine the pistachio would be just as good, if not better!"

babciapepa User ID: 3753854 122141
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"It tasted great, and quick to make. My husband loved it. Delivered two parfaits to our friends that are celebrating their 65th anniversary. They were delighted."

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