Pistachio Delight

Pistachio Delight is a creamy layered pudding dessert. This recipe for Pistachio Delight has a graham cracker crust, layers of pistachio and white chocolate pudding, and sweetened cream cheese. Then topped off with whipped topping.

Pistachio Delight Recipe

This Pistachio Delight is a fantastic creamy green dessert for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I actually make it every year for Easter. The kids love the cold dessert after being outside all day hunting eggs and playing Easter games. Whichever holiday you are making this dessert I am sure it will be a hit. Everyone will want seconds, especially the kids.

You may also want to check out my Chocolate OREO Pudding Pie.  And my Strawberry Delight.

This recipe also goes by the name, Pistachio Lush.

Pudding Flavors

I used white chocolate and pistachio. For the white chocolate, I couldn’t find the Jell-O brand so I used Hershey’s brand. If you can find the Jell-O brand use it. It has better color and flavor.

If you can’t find white chocolate than you can use vanilla. It works just as well.

Pistachio Lush Variations

If you using vanilla pudding instead of white chocolate add some crushed pineapple and toasted coconut to give this dessert a tropical flavor.

The Crust for Pistachio Pudding Dessert

For the crust, I made a graham cracker crust. A shortbread crust also works great with this recipe.

Pistachio Delight Recipe

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Pistachio Delight

Pistachio Delight or Pistachio Lush recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pistachio pudding dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Stephanie Jackson

Ingredients

  • 1 box Graham Cracker Crumbs and the ingredients it calls for to make a crust.
  • 1 box Pistachio pudding. Follow the directions for "pudding pie".
  • 1 box White Chocolate pudding. Follow the directions for "pudding pie" if using Hershey's White Chocolate Pudding follow the directions for pudding.
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese.
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar.
  • 16 oz tubs of Cool Whip.

Instructions

  1. Make graham cracker crust as directed on the box. Press crust into the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Bake crust as directed.
  2. Mix together cream cheese and confectioner sugar. Once well blended fold in half of a container of cool whip.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture on chilled crust.
  4. Prepare pistachio pudding. When it has slightly stiffened spread across cream cheese mixture creating a layer.
  5. Prepare white chocolate pudding. When it has slightly stiffened create another layer.
  6. Using the last tub and a half of cool whip spread on the top layer.
  7. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving.