Green! St Patrick’s Day Frozen Pistachio Pie

Frozen Pistachio Pie

Green! St Patricks 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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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more targeted health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD and The Huffington Post. She partnered with Walmart for healthy videos and also has a phone application, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes. For more information, visit www.hollyclegg.com or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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