Pistachio Pudding Tarts Recipe
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Pistachio Pudding Tarts Recipe

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For St. Patrick's Day or anytime you want a treat that's green, refreshing and delightful, try these tempting tarts suggested by Bettye Linster of Atlanta, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 165 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour until blended.
  2. Shape into 48 balls (1 in. each); press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes; carefully remove from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until set. Cover and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Spoon into tart shells. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pistachio Pudding Tarts in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p65

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I did add some sugar to this recipe...just go by taste and I did freeze them...they freeze well"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"This recipe is so easy to make and I LOVE the results...you can easily use other pudding flavors for different holidays I rate this a A+ !!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"We have reviewed this recipe again and it is correct as published. There is not any sugar in the tart shells.

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"We enjoyed these tarts, however I thought there should have been sugar in the tart. They were very easy to make and the filling was just enough for the 24 tarts. I will make these again."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"I too thought there was some sugar or vanilla /almond flavoring missing from the tart shells. Does anyone know if they can be frozen?"

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