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(Pi)r^2 = (Pi)stachio-crusted Raspbe(rr)y Cream Pie

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A light, creamy filling bursting with tart raspberries, and a pistachio-speckled crust that melts in your mouth come together to create this tasty pie.  The filling is just lightly sweetened and uses greek yogurt to boost the protein content--leaving your conscious clear to enjoy one--well, maybe two --slices of this fresh and flavorful dessert!  I always like a little something sweet after dinner, but I also don't like feeling weighed down after eating dessert.  This pie satisfied both of these requirements!  It takes no time to prepare this pie and the nuts and berries can be easily substituted with other varieties, as desired.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Create the (Pi)stachio Crust

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Here's what you'll need:
1 ½ c. graham cracker crumbs
¼ c. sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted
¾ c. finely chopped pistachios + additional ¼ c. for topping


Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly butter a 9-inch pie pan
2. Using a food processor, pulse the shelled pistachios until finely chopped; remove and place in a bowl
3. Process the graham crackers to a fine crumb; add the sugar and pulse to combine
4. Add the chopped pistachios back into the food processor and briefly process to incorporate the nuts throughout
5. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter and continue to process until butter is well mixed
6. Dump the crumbs into the pie pan
7. Use your fingers to distribute the crumbs throughout the pan and press to solidify the crust
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes; cool completely before filling

It makes me drool.
jwaters-13 years ago
OMG that looks so delicious! What a clever flavor combination!
jamiec533 years ago
Yeah, you could have one slice or two, or maybe even three and a bit :)
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Wow, this looks really great!
luswim06 (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks! It was really fun to develop the recipe and make the pie!