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July 27, 2009


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Madam Chow

I speak from experience - you would probably never top this dessert if you made it from pistachio paste. My husband's favorite pot roast is NOT Julia Child's - it is the one I make with a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup and a pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix. So, I hear you about keeping it real!

But, in case you ever do need pistachio paste, you can get if from King Arthur Flour: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/all-natural-pistachio-paste-11-oz


You can probably find pistachio paste at a chef's store. They sell it at Surfas out here in LA.

Great post! As long as there is happiness and no one gets hurt there shouldn't be shame in anything.


Haha, I really enjoyed reading this post. I, too, have gone the way of a pudding-filled pie. Sometimes you just can't help it! ;-)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

I definitely won't hold this one against you! In fact, I am the one who posted about making tater tots a few months back! It does sound tasty - I have never tried pistachio pudding before, so I might have to give it a try!


No judgment from me - this looks terrific! Even better, it was a great surprise for Jack! Glad you guys enjoyed it :)

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie

Sounds like it was excellent and it doesn't really matter how it was prepared if it's delicious! I have to confess to filling my profiteroles a few times with Jell-o vanilla pudding :)


I would totally eat that. I like sugar free instant pudding and I'm not ashamed of it!


I like to make things homemade whenever possible. However, there really is NO substitution for things like cream of chicken soup, french fried onions from Durkee, or in my case, a mashed potato casserole that uses mashed potatoes from Betty Crocker.:) I'm guessing pistachio paste wouldn't have had quite the same green hue. Your pie is beautiful and looks pistachio-tastic!

There's nothing wrong with convenience ingredients. We won't shun you from the foodie blogosphere.:)


LOL! If it makes you feel any better, I have a pretty strong preference for Fat Free Cool Whip over homemade whip cream....I know, I know...makes you want to gasp, but its true!! Sounds like Jack got his bday wish!! :)


If you make it again this week...I'm coming down and eating a slice :)


Heck no! I would never judge your for this. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and enjoy the easy stuff. :) It looks delicious.


Your secret is safe! I can't out you for this or you might tell that I like the frozen quiches from Trader Joe's.


i can understand your desire to remain incognito when purchasing this—whoever decided to first make pistachio-flavored pudding? what a ridiculous concept! you’re right, though—it’s actually quite sensational, and this pie is the perfect way to highlight it.


i am lmao! the guy i'm dating and i just had a big conversation about my dislike, er, hatred of jello and cool whip...when i read this post, i told him about it, and how delicious the final pie was, and he said, "see?!?" i think there will be a similar pie/cake in my future:)


Ha! Sometimes even the best of us can slip over to the "dark side" now and then. Sometimes, it's just worth it. Great job making the boy happy!


all that processed stuff usually scares me, but this looks so good


Ha! You're so funny! You have a great way of telling a story that goes along with your recipe. I'm so boring.

You get all the love for going the semi-homemade route. Nothin' wrong with that in my book. It's ALL good.


Haha glad that Jack loved it! Nothing wrong with using prepackaged stuff like this sometimes. I've always been intrigued by pistachio pudding.


Sometimes the most embarrassing foods are the best - and what a devoted girlfriend you are, making him just what he wanted. I forced my husband to have the TWD pick of the week for his birthday this year :)

I looooove the faux green pistachio Jello pudding, so I'll have to make this one day. Looks delicious!

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Hi You're so funny!I like that recipe.

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