I remember the first time I had this kind of pie. My friend Shirley sent me the recipe to try. I always loved to get letters from her, because quite often, a recipe was included. In fact, some of my favorite recipes have come from her kitchen. This isn’t her exact recipe (because I can’t find the recipe card), but it’s close to what I remember making. So when things start to heat up this summer, have a slice of frozen pie and cool down!
Frozen Pistachio Pie
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped salted pistachios, reserve 2 tablespoons
1 quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant pistachio-flavored pudding and pie filling mix
1 drop green food color, if desired
1/2 cup chocolate fudge topping, warmed
Heat oven to 375°F.
Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch glass pie pan. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool 15 minutes.
Combine pistachios, ice cream, pudding and food color in bowl. Spoon mixture into cooled crust. Cover; freeze 8 hours or overnight until firm. Drizzle 1 tablespoon chocolate fudge topping over each serving; sprinkle with reserved pistachios just before serving.