This Pistachio Lush is the perfect easy dessert for entertaining, especially when you want something decadent but not too heavy.

Pistachio Lush

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cool whip, no bake, one pan, pistachio, pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 222 kcal

This Pistachio Lush is the perfect easy dessert for entertaining, especially when you want something decadent but not too heavy.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans plus extra for garnish
  • 2 1/2 cups whipped topping like Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3.4 oz package Pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine the flour, butter and 1/2 cup pecans in a food processor and blitz until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and press the crust overtop into a flat layer.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes until just lightly golden.
  5. Cool completely before adding on the lush layers.
  6. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 cup of whipped topping until smooth.
  7. Spread the cream cheese layer over the crust and place in the fridge as you prepare the pistachio filling.
  8. Combine the pistachio pudding mix and milk, and mix for 2 minutes until nice and thick.
  9. Pour over the cream cheese layer and spread evenly with an offset spatula.
  10. Top with the remaining whipped topping and garnish as desired.
  11. Chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Lush
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.