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Pistachio Cream Pie Recipe
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Pistachio Cream Pie

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"This pie has a walnut crust and two uncooked layers--cream cheese and pudding. It's made in a 9x13-inch baking dish."

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Original recipe makes 1 9 x 13-inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the flour, walnuts, and butter and mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the nuts are fragrant and the crust is lightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool.
  3. Mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup whipped topping. Beat well, and spread the filling over the cooled crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Mix the instant pudding with milk until thick. Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping, sprinkle with nuts, and decorate with maraschino cherries.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2004

My friend gave me this recipe and it is FANTASTIC! I have not met one person who didn't salivate over it and beg me to make it again. There is one difference in her recipe though, and I think it makes a big difference. For the crust on the bottom, she used 1cup flour, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup walnuts. after you mix and press into the bottom of the pan only bake 20 minutes tops. This recipe gives you a crispy crust that not only tastes better (in my opinion) but holds up and spreads without crumbling into your first layer. Otherwise, this recipe is great and I am glad it is here! You'll love it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

The cream layer was great but the pistachio pudding layer was too sweet and fake tasting.

Jan 04, 2005

I enjoyed this recipe, but changed the crust slightly. I added 3 Tbsp sugar, added almond flavoring and vanilla flavoring and used chopped pistachio nuts instead of walnuts. I baked it for 25 minutes. The crust then had a cookie taste and everyone liked it. I found that I couldn't really taste the cream cheese layer so next time I will double that layer.

Apr 26, 2006

yummy, used sugar free cool whip, sugar free pudding, low fat milk, low fat creamcheese and the regular confectionary sug in cream cheese mixture. Will try w/ chocolate pud next time.

Jun 09, 2008

I have made it as the recipe is and I have also cut the recipe in half (4 servings) and made it in a ready made graham cracker crust from the store. Either way love it. The cream cheese filling is a great base for other types of pudding pies. Thank you for sharing.

Aug 25, 2004

This pie is an all time favorite. My Aunt made it every christmas. I was so excited when I found you had the recipe on here. Thanks, it is now a regular dessert in our house. turns out perfect every time.

Jun 30, 2005

Had this at a luncheon and had to find the recipe. Found it here, and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 14, 2011

I couldn't wait to try this because my mom used to make something similar when I was growing up. DH and I really liked this pie. I omitted the cherries as I did not have any. My 3 year old put far too many pecans on top (I did not have pistachios) but it's still good. I cut the recipe in half and made it in an 8x8 dish.


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  • Calories
  • 762 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 47.1 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 619 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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