Pineapple Pistachio Pie


Pineapple Pistachio Pie

Pineapple Pistachio Pie
6 Hr
10 Min

Satisfy your sweet tooth with nature's sweetness by making our delicious Pineapple Pistachio Pie! You can even freeze it to enjoy a cool treat during those summer months. This pie is a perfect finisher to any meal!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (11.2-ounce) package shortbread cookies
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant pistachio pudding and pie filling
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine cookies and 1/4 cup walnuts; process until finely crushed. Stir in butter and press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate to form a crust.
  3. Bake 10 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese about 1 minute, or until fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and pudding mix and continue beating 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth. Stir in remaining walnuts and the pineapple with its juice.
  5. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat heavy cream 5 to 6 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into pudding mixture and pour into pie crust. Cover and chill at least 6 hours, or overnight.


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Can't wait to make this recipe for Thanksgiving. Sounds exactly like what Grandma used to make.

I copied this one too. No wonder America is getting fat! Sounds really yummy and GREEN!

What other kind of pudding and pie filling can you use ? I have one in my family that is allergic to pistachios

Hi there! Banana, coconut or vanilla flavors would taste delicious in this recipe. Enjoy!

Oh my this is a fantastic recipe. I love the combination of pistachio pudding, pineapple, and cream cheese. It's a great sweet and sour and creamy dessert. Some dessert recipes just speak of summer days and this is one of those. My family will be enjoying this pie for Memorial Day. Thanks for the recipe!

Really good pie! I like it better frozen (let it sit at Room temp a few minutes before slicing) than refrigerated. It's very refreshing on a hot summer day. I have made as written and like it, but prefer my tweaked version. I use pecan shortbread cookies for the crust and pistachios instead of walnuts. The crust with the green pistachios sometimes surprises people.

I have always LOVED this pie, But I have never made it. Any tips? Thanks HorseGirl04

Can Cool Whip be used in place of whipping cream? If so, how much? Thanks, luvmyjava66

Hi there! Yes, you can use frozen whipped topping as a substitute for heavy cream in this recipe. We suggest using 2 1/2 cups of frozen whipped topping. Enjoy!

I made this delicious pie for the cards game and all gone, everybody wants the recipe. Super delicious.

I made this delicious pie last week and is so good...1

This pie is great. Made me look like a gourmet cook

Did the blogger give you an alternative to the Condenced Milk. Thought that would be too sweet??? Let me know. To lenater.

This pie is scrumptious !!!

Can I use a graham cracker crust?

Of course, you can substitute a graham cracker crust if you don't like shortbread. Just make sure to bake it first.

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. . . what? . . . why? . . .

Tried this recipe and found the condensed milk made it too sweet. Will try the alternative that a blogger posted.

Can I substitute something else for lime juice? Can't wait to make this. Looks and sounds delicious.

Hello! This pie recipe needs either lemon juice or lime juice. The acidity in the juice helps solidify the mixture. Enjoy!

What kind of walnuts-English or black, or does it make a difference?

Hi Nikki! We used English walnuts in this recipe. Enjoy!

Made this after seeing it last week and it was absolutely delicious!

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Can you say "Yummy"?

I found a website that might help you with an alternative to sweetened condensed milk... == etened-condensed-milk/ Cn't wait to make this myself! Sounds awesome!

can you use cool whip instead of heavy cream

Yes, you can use Cool Whip instead of heavy cream. Enjoy!

I used fresh key lime juice. I'm sure bottled key lime juice would work, too.

Would the store bought shortbread crust work?

Yes, which would eliminate the first 3 ingredients.

The pineapple pistachio pie was just delicious.

Is there a substitution for sweetened condensed milk??? I know, funny, right?? Just checking. Recipe sounds great, my husband's two favorites in one pie! He is diabetic, so the milk is a no no. Thanks. Awaiting your reply.

I would also like an answer to this question. Could you use heavy cream instead of the sweetened condensed milk. Thanks

5 star dessert/ I used pecan shortbread cookies and whipped up 2 cups of heavy cream.

I was wondering if you could use check mix crumbs instead of cookie crumbs for those who have a gluten problem?

Sounds good, but I will try instead crushing cookies use Graham Cracker already made. I bet it will be just a good. Oh ! the real cream is better.

Just curious - is there a reason why you would not use pistachios in the crust to go along with the pistachio pudding?

I'm certainly going to try it. Can't see why it wouldn't work and I think better!

If you ever begin using real cream, you will never go back to cool whip. It makes such a difference in the taste of whatever you are using it in or on...I keep it in my fridge at all times.

We don't us Cool Whip at all anymore. It is nothing but chemicals. One pie recipe on this site, the 2 minute Hawaiian pie uses pudding mix and sour cream with crushed pineapple and it is soooo good! Check it out!

Cool whip is fake, I'll use the real thing.

Can I use Cool Whip instead of heavy cream???

Fmluggerio - I have a similar recipe and it calls for Cool Whip. Can't imagine it not working. Would be easier than using "whipped" heavy cream.

IMHO, Cool Whip is to whipped heavy cream, as a Chevy Cavalier is to a Lamborghini. It takes only a couple of minutes to make real honest-to-Pete whipped cream.

This sounds an awful lot like the "Watergate salad/pie" we made back in the 1970's.

KKPattersn -- It is the Watergate salad/pie, with a minor change here and there (such as Cool Whip or Dream Whip for heavy "whipped" cream -and- the pie crust).


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