High Heels & Grills: Pistachio Dreamboat Dessert

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pistachio Dreamboat Dessert

Today, we are celebrating something awesome. Lisa, from Wine and Glue is having a baby! I just adore this girl so much. Not only is she a super talented blogger that's always been ridiculously sweet to me, but do you have any idea how hilarious this girl is? Her statuses on Facebook are my favorite. She cracks me up every time. Anyway, a few of us bloggers are getting together to throw her a surprise baby shower today and I'm so excited to share my recipe with you! So many people have loved our Vanilla Dreamboat Dessert that I wanted to take it up a notch and make a pistachio version. And if I'm being completely honest? I think I like the pistachio version more than the vanilla version!

Pistachio Dreamboat Dessert
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Makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan
Recipe adapted from Center Cut Cook
Ingredients:
  • 1 pkg regular golden Oreos {36 cookies}
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. {8 oz.} cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cold milk {I use 1%}
  • 1 {16 oz.} tub whipped topping, divided
  • 2 pkgs {3.4 oz.} instant pistachio pudding
  • 3 & 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped

Directions:
  1. Pulse Oreos in a food processor until fine crumbs are formed. Add the butter and mix until the crumbs are fully coated. Press the crumbs into an ungreased 9x13 in baking dish or pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
  2. In a medium bowl, whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 2 Tbsp. milk and the sugar and mix well. Fold in 2 & 1/2 cups whipped topping. Spread this mixture over the Oreo crust.
  3. In another bowl, combine the pistachio pudding with the 3 & 1/4 cups milk and whisk until pudding starts to thicken. Spread the pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer. Let the dessert rest for about 5 minutes, so the pudding can firm up completely.
  4. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding layer and sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top.
  5. Place in the freezer for 1 hour or let refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
Come check out the other great baby shower foods at the blogs below!

Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake from Back For Seconds 
Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats from Chocolate, Chocolate and more 
Lemon White Chocolate M&M Cookies from Something Swanky 
Lemon Strawberry Cookie Cups from Beyond Frosting
Strawberry Shortcake Eclair Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Perfect Sugar Cookies from Crazy for Crust
No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar from Life, Love and Sugar
Roasted Blueberry Tart from Lemons for Lulu 
White Chocolate Peeps Cookiewiches from Frugal Foodie Mama 
Pistachio Dreamboat Dessert from High Heels and Grills
Creamy Strawberry Pie from Julie's Eats & Treats
Oatmeal Creme Pie Caramelitas from The Domestic Rebel
Cookie Butter S'Mores Dip from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Baby Quiche Lorraine from Real Housemoms
Raspberry Pretzel Salad from Mom On Timeout
Berry Chocolate French Toast Casserole from Roxana's Home Baking
Sunrise Cupcakes from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Strawberry Coconut-Lime Icebox Cake from Kitchen Meets Girl
Avocado and Mango Chicken Salad from The Tasty Fork 
parkling Raspberry Lemonade from {i love} my disorganized life

What yummy foods did you have at your baby shower? Or what have you seen at a baby shower that you've been to?

-Sarah

11 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you Sarah!! This is such an overwhelming and wonderful surprise! PS That photo you posted of you and your sweet girl the other day next to the one of you at 36 weeks (where I'm at now) made me green with envy! You look AWESOME!! Here's hoping I look as good 36 weeks out :) But with this dessert, I have my doubts, I want to eat the whole thing!!

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  2. This sounds delicious and looks so pretty! Yum!

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  3. this is one of my favorite desserts from childhood, I just love that you made it for Lisa's shower.

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  4. I know Janelle would love these. We'll have to try them for sure, being that she's a pistachio addict.

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  5. Oh girl. I need this in my life, like NOW!

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  6. Oh my gosh! Golden Oreos and Pistachio? This sounds amazing!

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  7. Seriously loving all these gorgeous layers Sarah and that Oreo crust - YUM! Pinned and shared on FB!

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  8. Oh, I love that you changed it up with pistachio! It sounds amazing!!

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  9. Dreamboat is right! I am swooning over this pistachio dessert, Sarah!! Pinned :D

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  10. Dreamboat is right! I am swooning over this pistachio dessert right now! Pinned :D

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  11. What a delicious dessert, perfect for a shower! So happy I could celebrate with you!!

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