With a fun green color, creamy filling, and sweet graham crust, this pistachio pie is sure to be a winner when you are looking for an easy dessert.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Chill Time4 hourshrs
Total Time4 hourshrs10 minutesmins
Keyword: Pistachio Pie Recipe
6ouncepre-made graham cracker crust(9 inch)
3.4ouncesinstant pistachio pudding mix
8ouncescream cheese,softened to room temperature
8ouncesextra creamy Cool Whip whipped topping,thawed and divided
½cuplightly salted pistachio nuts,finely chopped
Remove the plastic insert to the ready-made graham cracker crust. Save the plastic insert to use as a lid for storing the pie while refrigerated.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the instant pistachio pudding and whole milk for 1 to 2 minutes or until it thickens. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl on medium speed with a handheld mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff for 1 to 2 minutes or until fluffy and no lumps remain.
Add the prepared pistachio pudding to the beaten cream cheese, 4 ounces (half an 8-ounce container) of the thawed extra creamy whipped topping, and ¼ cup of the finely chopped pistachio nuts. Fold all the ingredients together until well combined.
Transfer the pistachio pie filling into the prepared graham cracker crust and smooth the top in an even layer.
Refrigerate the pie for 4 hours or up to overnight to allow the filling to fully set and chill.
Once chilled, you can garnish your pistachio pie by placing the remaining 4 ounces of extra creamy whipped topping into a piping bag or large plastic zip-top bag fitted with a piping tip and piping the whipped topping around the edges of the pie.
Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of finely chopped pistachio nuts over the top of the pie.
It’s highly recommended to make this simple dessert a day ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow it to thicken and makes it easier to cut into slices.
While not required, I’d recommend setting your premade pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate to give it a bit of extra stability on the bottom.
Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, so you don’t end up with lumps in the pistachio filling.