Pistachio Lush Dessert

Pistachio Lush Dessert

This creamy Pistachio Lush Dessert is one of our family's favorites! Layers of cheesecake, whipped cream, and pistachio pudding are combined with a delicious graham cracker crust and topped with chopped nuts. This easy pistachio pudding dessert can be made ahead and is perfect for feeding a crowd!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 267 kcal
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 16 oz. whipped topping, divided
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 small boxes pistachio flavored pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar.
  2. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. This crust can either be baked or no-bake. *For a baked crust, bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes, then refrigerate until cooled to room temperature. *For a no-bake crust, simply refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine 2 cups whipped topping, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth and creamy; spread over cooled crust.
  4. Combine pudding mix and milk; whisk until smooth and let stand 5-10 minutes to thicken. Spread pudding over cheesecake mixture.
  5. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to serve.
  6. Before serving, top with remaining whipped topping and chopped nuts.
  7. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Source : https://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2018/03/pistachio-lush-dessert.html

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