Sunday, July 4, 2010

Frozen Pistachio Pie

from Taste of Home's "Healthy Cooking"

Frozen Pistachio Pie: Serves 12 ( 4 points)
A favorite of my niece, Brittany

1-1/2 c. reduced fat vanilla wafers
1/4 c. finely chopped pistachios
1/4 c. light stick butter, melted
1-1/4 c. skim milk
1 package ( 1 oz) sugar free instant pistachio pudding
6 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
8 oz. Cool Whip Free
chocolate syrup

Pulse vanilla wafers and pistachios in food processor until fine crumbs form. Add butter and mix. Press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, whisk together pudding and milkuntil thickened.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese. Add pudding mixture and mix well.
Set aside 3/4 c. Cool Whip. Fold remaining cool whip into pudding mixture.
Spoon pudding mixture onto crust. Cover and freeze for 5 hours or overnight.
Remove dessert from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Top with reserved Cool Whip and drizzle lightly with chocolate syrup.

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