On this St. Patrick’s Day morning, my daughter had my doll table all ready for the celebration. The doll was decked out in a hand crocheted shawl and tam o’shanter and there was a new embroidered cover for the table. The picture of the cover doesn’t do it justice – it only measures 2-½ x 5 inches, so you can imagine how tiny the stitches are.
We’re having our traditional Reuben sandwiches for lunch (corned beef and cabbage in a more palatable form for us) and a quick and easy dessert with a little green to honor the day. This is a deliciously rich dessert.
ST. PADDY PISTACHIO DESSERT
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup butter, cut in small cubes
* 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
* 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 8 oz. carton of Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed, divided
* One small package of instant white chocolate pudding (four ½ cup svgs)
* One small package of instant pistachio pudding (four 1/2-cup svgs.)
* 1-1/2 cups milk, divided
* Green sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
To Make the Crust:
Mix the flour, butter and pecans well. Press mixture in a 9×9 baking pan. Bake @ 350 degrees F for 15 minutes until lightly brown. Cool
To Make Filling and Assemble:
Layer 1: Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Fold in 4 ounces (half of an 8-oz. carton) of whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
Layer 2: Whisk one package of white chocolate pudding and 3/4 cup of milk until thickened. Spread over Layer 1.
Layer 3: Whisk one package of pistachio pudding and 3/4 cup of milk until thickened. Spread over Layer 2.
Layer 4: Spread remaining 4 oz. of whipped topping over Layer 3.
Sprinkle top with green sugar – maybe you’ll be more creative than I was in sprinkling the sugar.
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
6 to 8 servings
6 thoughts on “A St. Patrick’s Day Doll and an Easy Dessert”
Beautiful little Irish table setting. The tablecloth is remarkable, such tiny stitches. Enjoy your lunch, save some for me.
What a charming Irish lassie! What a perfect St. Paddy’s Day setting! Your holiday lunch sounds perfect… I’ll be right there!
This sounds great on ANY day!
Your sugar sprinkling looks good to me 😀
Fun!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks and sounds so good.
The doll is really cute, and thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to try this one for sure.