Pistachio Eclair Dessert - Drool-worthy dishes

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4.9 stars from 12 ratings of Pistachio Eclair Dessert

My addiction

I will admit I have a sweet tooth. Not only do I love savoring the tastes of several sweet tooth concotions, but I love to make them as well. This recipe is one I have made on several occasions. However, I have learned my lesson. I will not make this unless I am taking it elsewhere and I know a good portion of it will be eaten by someone other than myself. This comes from experience as I have in the past ate half a cake pan all by myself, in one sitting.

Now don't judge! Once you taste this, I am sure you could eat half a cake pan all by yourself as well. In fact, you will wonder why you even thought about sharing this with others. So, for those of you not interested in sharing (like me!), I am sharing this recipe so I can eat mine ... and you can make your own.

A piece of Pistachio Eclair Dessert

Just try to stop at one piece of this delicious dessert. If you are anything like me... you will find it nearly impossible!
Just try to stop at one piece of this delicious dessert. If you are anything like me... you will find it nearly impossible! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 20 to 24 people (depending on pieces cut)

Ingredients

  • 3.4 oz Pistachio Pudding, Instant
  • 3.4 oz French Vanilla Pudding, Instant
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 can Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Box Graham Crackers
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 20-24 pieces per cake pan
Calories 207
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts are based off of author's recipe and can vary depending on brand of products used for the prep of this dessert and the size of your serving. For accurate results, make sure you measure each serving size and add the calories based off of the ingredients used. This is only an estimate.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add both pudding mixes to the 3 cups of cold milk. Wisk together until it is soft set (for about 2 minutes).
  2. Fold the Cool Whip into the Puddding Mixture.
  3. Line the bottom of a cake pan with the grahamn crackers. It should take almost one entire packet in the box for the first layer.
  4. Take half of the pudding mixture and put on top of the grahamn crackers.
  5. Covert the pudding mixture with grahamn crackers and repeat with the remaindder of the pudding mixture. The last layer should be grahmn crackers.
  6. Place desert in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to chill.
  7. After 20 minutes, melt the chocolate frosting in the microwave for 20 to 25 seconds. (Make sure there is no tin foil or metal on the frosting container - this can start a fire). Place the frosting on top of the dessert and spread.
  8. Put back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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A versatile recipe

One of my favorite things about this recipe is the versatality of it. Pistachio is one of those taste-preferences. You either love it or you hate it. Ironically, I love pistachio pudding but I am not a fan of the actual nuts. So, for those who don't care much for pistachio, feel free to play around with the recipe. I have done this with a chocolate and french vanilla pudding in the past. It was just as delicious. I have also done this using chocolate graham crackers. Now just imagine with all the different pudding flavors out there, and the different varieties of graham crackers, how many different types of desserts you can make.

In addition, this is not one of those recipes that require you to use the brand name of the products. For some recipes, using the generic version will produce an "off" taste. For this recipe, I have used generic graham crackers and I have used generic pudding and have not noticed a difference in the results. So feel free to experiment.

But the best thing about this recipe, plain and simple, is the taste! It isn't too sweet, yet is sweet enough to cure a craving. Yet, even with the incredible taste, when it comes to calories, it isn't over the top when it comes to desserts. So, if you do anything, make sure you try this recipe. It is one I can promise you will make over and over again!

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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Sounds so good! It also seems very easy to make. I may run to the store to get the ingredients now! :) Voted up, useful and awesome.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Lol! Marissa!

This is great. Wish I had a tasting button...Wonderful pics! Thanks Barber gurl28. Will Bookmark! For this weekend!

LORD


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

All ingredients for this dessert are going on my grocery shopping list right now. I have to make this. I wish I could go into the kitchen right now and make it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

This looks really good. Somewhat like my Peanut Butter Torte. Will keep this recipe.

Voted Up.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

OMG Stacy, you are trying to make me gain weight again. This sounds so delicious. I will try it with sugar free puddings. But the chocolate frosting will have to be real!

I'm trying Kelly's Rotini salad tomorrow.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I love pistachio anything. I will make these for the next get together. Then I cannot eat the entire thing!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey! Where is my comment? Lol. I already commented on this! Stupid IPad.

I want some now! I love how you can add different stuff and I love any kind of nuts!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, this sounds absolutely delish! I happen to love both chocolate and pistachio...what a winning combination.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Oh Barbergirl, this Recipe sounds so Good. I too Love Pistachio and of course Chocolate, so I'm tempted to try it...Mmm Sugar Free Pudding would work with LOTS OF CHOCOLATE! Ha, Ha!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ThePracticalMommy - This recipe is very delicious. I hope you got a chance to run to the store and get the ingredients and try it for yourself. I hope you won't be disappointed! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@lord - A tasting button - now that would be genius... but I guess the rating ability will just have to do. Hope you got all the ingredients so you can try it... after all, it is the weekend! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - Did you get a chance to make this yet? I hope so... because I don't want to have to make it again so I can brag it up and make you crave it! ;)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@moonlake - This is absoultely delicious. Let me know what you think when you try it!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@AustinStar - I think I am trying to sabatoge myself as well... Heck - if nobody would have gotten to the pan before me I am afraid to even think of the damage I could have done. Luckily, it is pudding so with the exception of the chocolate frosting it is kind of a light dish - well light on the spoon and quick to the mouth anyway! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - Great idea... I am glad I made mine for a big gathering. Unfortunately, put it out so people can eat it. Mine didn't get put out until everybody was overly stuffed on the main course. Bummer - cause if they weren't so stuffed I probably wouldn't have eaten so much of it! :) Let me know what you think of it when you try it! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - This is so easy to make... I can't wait for you to try it... I might just have to make this again in a few weeks... or maybe this summer as a fun treat for when the kids are home! YUMMY!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@vespawoolf - this is definately a winning combination! Can't wait for you to try it and let us all know what you think!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@b.malin - Yes... oozing with chocolate is always the best way to make anything!! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I wish I had a big piece right this minute...my butt is going to be freaking huge! Lol.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Man - now I want to have a piece as well... maybe I will make some more this weekend. Only I will give it all to my kids so my butt doesn't get too big from eating it all! LOL


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Drool worthy huh? Maybe that should be a feedback button. :)

That looks so good.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - I am actually surprised when they did the changes to the recipe hubs they didn't add a drool worthy button! :)


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CookwareBliss 4 years ago from Winneconne, WI

Thanks for the great recipe, will definetly share this one:)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@CookwareBliss - You are very welcome. I hope that you enjoy this. I think I might even make it this weekend... I have a craving!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Love this bbg. This will be loved by all in my family.

I am bookmarking it and sharing it across.


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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

wow, this looks really yummy! thank you, voted up and shared!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Love the dessert! It is definitely a drool worthy one. Hub Liked and shared!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - This is definately a tasty dish! I think I am going to make it this weekend for when we go over to the inlaws house for dinner! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@amberld - It looks yummy but it tastes much better. Hope you get a chance to try it soon! :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

oooh...inlaws...yup then this will be a swell recipe to impress them ;)

good luck dear!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Anamika S - It is definately delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - ha ha - to bad I am not trying to impress them right now... I just want to eat the dessert and I don't want to eat the whole thing so I am hoping they will help! LOL


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. that is one of the most tempting deserts I have seen in a long time. Awesome!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Yummy... I love Eclairs! Honestly though... this sounds great to my mind, but not to my belly :-( lol. You always cook such great things!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This looks like a wonderful desert to put together to impress the family or guests! The photograph looks mouth watering, and I can't wait to try it! Voted up!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tammyswallow - It is a very tempting dessert... in fact so tempting, I think I am going to go get the ingredients the next time I go to the store! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Try making it with chocolate pudding instead... that is equally as delicious and I bet you would think it is a whole lot more appetizing. I know for me, I love pisatchio pudding... but I have made it both ways!


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Looks very good, I always purchase eclairs from the store, but I think I will try this recipe and make some at home. Voted up and useful.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Stephanie Henkel - This definately is mighty tasty. HOpe you get a chance to try it soon. I bet everybody will love it! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Angela - This one is mighty tastey. Hope you enjoy it. I have a thing for the eclairs from the store too... especially the ones you can find in the freezer section. The little mini eclairs. Yummy! :)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia

This sounds so good! I can't imagine the explosion of flavor that this contains. I voted this up and useful. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ebower - I certainly have to be careful with this one... after all, I could really sit down and easily clear the whole pan!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A deliciously entertaining hub! The picture is extremely drool-worthy! The instructions are clearly explained! I smiled at what you mentioned - you ate half the cake-pan! I too did the same whenever my mom make desserts at home and she shoo me away from the kitchen! I like lightly salted pistachios. This is one French delight I like to try and indulge in! I rated it 5! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up and Socially shared.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ishwaryaa22 - I have to say, I am rather fortunate that others got to the dessert before I did... otherwise I wouldn't have just ate half the pan ;) Glad you enjoyed this... it is definately a mighty tasty dish! :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Definitely drool-worthy since pistachios are my favorite nut. That picture is making me hungry -- fortunately, I have a chocolate cake to eat right now. Voting this Up and Useful.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@alocsin - Oh you had to go and mention chocolate cake ;) YOu know - your really should have shared some of that! After all, I let you drool over the pistachio eclair dessert! ;) This recipe is really delicious and to top it off, it is so easy to make as well! Love it! Gonna make it soon!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This looks so wonderful! My mother has been craving eclairs lately and it is her birthday this weekend. I might just make this! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Voted awesome and beautiful!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jeanieinabottle - Your mother will probably love this for her birthday! It is delicious and refreshing for a hot day. Let me know if you make it and what she thinks!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this one of yours proves it. This sounds delicious and is so easy! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Another 5 star rating for you, up votes and tweeting.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - I need to make this again with better pictures. But I forgot to take the pictures right away and I grabbed one real quick before it was all gone! Oh I love this... I can almost imagine the taste! Hope you get a chance to make this soon.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

barbergirl...OK, you got me! lol. I need to tell you, I rarely read recipes...here, in books or anywhere, really. I saw the photo and the title and made a big detour to this hub! OMG...."Yum," in the first degree.

Forget the diet. I'm hopeless. My sweet tooth is screaming for me to get in the kitchen....UP++


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

barbergirl28 Hi. Oh my goodness,this recipe looks like heaven.

I love sweets,so this will go down a treat. Thank you for sharing it with us.Thumbs up and Awesome. :):)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@fpherj48 - This is definately one of those desserts that are not good for my diet. I really could eat the whole pan by myself. Glad you enjoyed this recipe, especially since it isn't something you typically read! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@oliversmum - This is definitely a great treat. Hope you enjoy!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Wow...I love pistachios...but I have never....not even once thought..this should be in a cake/dessert....but now I am thinking I will give this recipe a spin and see how it tastes.....impressive amount of comments makes me think I have been missing a quality dessert. Your directions sound like something I can accomplish...thanks for sharing this very interesting recipe....voted up and useful.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cogerson - This is so delicious and so easy to make. I bet before you know it, you will have people requesting this from you! :)


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

I love pistachio, be it cake, ice cream of just plain nuts. I loved this recipe of yours. voting it up.


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sweetie1 - This is one of my favorite recipes... enjoy! :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I love pistashio pudding!!! Hubby doesn't like it, so I have to eat it all myself, darn! This sounds sooooo good! This will be something that I will have to give half of it to our daugher to take home with her or I will eat it all myself! Writing this one down right now!!! Voting up and awesome. Thanks for sharing...I think. LOL :)


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sgbrown - This is one of my favorite desserts... and let me tell you, it isn't too hard to polish the whole thing off yourself. Hope you enjoy it and get a chance to share it with your daughter. Let me know what you think after you have had a taste! YUMMY! :)


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ahorseback 3 years ago

"MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm".....I always say , why bother with health food if I can have chocolate !....Ed


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

Sounds delish! I had something similar to this with vanilla pudding and fruit layers, banana and pineapple.


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ahorseback - Funny - I have said the same thing! :)


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dolores Monet - It is absolutely amazing... and I might have to try that combination as well. YUMMY!


Angelle 10 months ago

Trying to figure out what you meant by "cake pan". Did you use a standard 9" round metal cake pan for this? It seems it would be small for this dessert. Thanks

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