Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pineapple Pistachio Fool Dessert...

From Kristi's Kitchen


1 recipe Pistachio Pudding (see below)
20 oz. crushed pineapple, excess juice drained
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
Homemade Almond Whipped Cream OR "Healthy Top" non-dairy whipped topping (see previous Banana Pudding post)
Extra chopped pistachios & walnuts for garnish


-Make pudding and let set in refrigerator for a least one hour -over night is fabulous because the flavors have time to marry
-Fold in pineapple and chopped walnuts
-Scoop into decorative serving glasses and garnish with whipped cream or topping and a sprinkling of chopped nuts

You can even top it with one fresh(pitted) sweet cherry for color...

NOTE: Taste and if you like a more subtle flavor just fold in 2/3 c. whipped cream or topping directly into the fool before dishing up and garnishing - your choice!

Pistachio Nut Pudding
From Kristi's Kitchen

1/3 c. pistachios
1/3 c. walnuts
14 oz. coconut milk
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/3 c. coconut nectar
1/2 tsp. sea salt

-Place nuts in a food processor and process until finely ground
-Add remaining ingredients and continue blending until well incorporated and thickened
-Pour into a glass storage container and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to overnight -the longer it sits the more the flavors marry - this is amazing all by itself!

I don't know about you but these flavors are a trip down memory lane and the essence of "comfort" food in my taste buds memory!

It takes me back...

I grew up in the deep south and had my share of church picnics and supper socials -many of them had a dedicated "Sweets Table". One of my favorite options off of that table was the Pineapple Pistachio Fluff Stuff...I absolutely LOVED that dessert and hadn't had it in years until this week...when I got the itch to remake it healthy style...just as I remembered...minus the marshmallows (no real need to even try to make those healthfully... and I didn't miss them at all!)

So happy with how this turned out - Try it and let me know what you think!

 Hope you enjoy it too!

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