Green! St Patrick’s Day Frozen Pistachio Pie

One thing comes to mind when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day – Green! I love to serve green foods on the March 17th holiday, and the Frozen Pistachio Pie is a fun and delicious way to eat green!

Decorating is a snap too – now that Mardi Gras has passed, just separate out all of those green beads and fill up various sizes of glass containers for a festive centerpiece.

Frozen Pistachio Pie from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

This pie, laced with nuts in a chocolate crust and topped with hot fudge, is refreshingly indulgent.

Makes 8 servings

1 1/2 cup crushed chocolate graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped pistachios or cashews
1 quart fat free vanilla ice cream or yogurt, softened
1 (4-serving) instant pistachio flavored pudding and pie filling
1/2 cup chocolate fat free fudge topping, warmed

1. Preheat oven 375°F.
2. In 9-inch pie plate, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, press on bottom and up sides. Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Cool completely.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, quickly combine the pistachios, ice cream, and pudding until well mixed. Transfer mixture into cooled crust.  Freeze, covered for at least 4 hours or until firm.  Serve with warmed chocolate fudge topping on each slice.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 339, Protein (g) 6, Carbohydrate (g) 63, Fat (g) 8, Calories from Fat (%) 21, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 11, Sodium (mg) 441, Diabetic Exchanges: 4 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Check out more of  Holly’s easy healthy desserts.

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