Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pistachio Jar Dessert

My husband is a Pistachio lover, nuts, pies, cakes, muffins, puddings, anything Pistachio.  Today I am surprising him with this Pistachio Jar Dessert, I know he will love it!  This is a very easy dessert to make and of course I had to taste it, oh my it is delicious, real creamy with a nutty crunch and the flavor of a cracker give it a great contrast, topping it off with a big twirl of whipped cream and a garnish of nuts.

Pistachio Jar Dessert

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This will be a great recipe for entertaining two or twenty.

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pistachio Jar Dessert
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2-8 oz  Greek yogurt
2-4 oz package instant Pistachio pudding
1- 8 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cup cold whole milk
1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Pistachio Nuts, chopped
2 cups whipped cream
8 ounce canning jars for serving
In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, milk and extract.
Add the yogurt and mix well.
Add the pudding mix and mix on slow speed until completely blended.
In a small bowl mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, salt and 1/3 of the Pistachio Nuts, mix well.
I am using an 8 ounce canning jar to serve the dessert.
Place 1/3 cup of the crumb mixture on the bottom of each jar.
Layer the pudding mix to the rim of the jar.
Sprinkle the pudding mix with some of the crumb mixture
Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nuts.
Refrigerate until serving. Keeps refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.
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Layer The Crumb Mix On The Bottom Of The Jar

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Fill To The Rim With Pudding Mix

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Sprinkle Crumb Mixture On Top Of The Pudding Mix

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Top With Whipped Cream and Nuts

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy With Your Best Friend

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Leonard loved his surprise and so did Max, so you could say it has been Leonard and Max tested and approved.  Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy a nice dessert and just have fun with us.  Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. Yum! It looks like Leonard and Max are happy on this St. Patrick's Day!! I made a pistachio layered dessert for dessert for tonight's dinner.

  2. Miz Helen - these look absolutely DELICIOUS !!
    I'm jealous as we don't have here instant Pistachio pudding, but I might just make it with vanilla pudding.

  3. Not sure what's happening with my posts ~ :( Are they showing up anywhere for you?


  4. This looks so good! My husband and I both love pistachios too, pinning to try.

  5. Hi! Stopping by from the Weekend Re-Treat Link party. This looks really good! Thanks for sharing your recipe! By the way, your dog looks a lot like my dog!

  6. Love this, Miz Helen! How fun and so perfect for Spring! Great photos :)

  7. I never knew there was a pistachio pudding! This looks delish! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

  8. What a lovely dessert, Miz Helen! I have a real weakness for pistachio and have been known to bring back pistachio pudding mixes with me from the US when I travel (we can't get it here in the UK). Your recipe sounds so creamy and luscious - no wonder Leonard and Max loved it so much! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop - pinned and will tweet. Have a lovely weekend!

  9. This looks really good. I love pistachio. I know a while back I made a cake with pistachio pudding mix. My sister in law called in Watergate cake. I really liked it, so this will just hit the right taste, I know. Thanks, you are some cook.

  10. Nice surprise! I like that you've used yogurt in these jars.
    Looks like Max loved his treat!

  11. This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls


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