Pistachio Pie Bake (Watergate Salad Pie)

  • Yield : 8-12
  • Servings : 8-12
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h
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The pie crust adds such a delicious twist to the famous Pistachio Watergate Dessert.


  • 1 - 3 ounce package Pistachio pudding
  • 1 (15 oz) can unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 large tub of Cool Whip; reserve one-half cup
  • Crust
  • 1 cup pecans chopped fine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Topping
  • Cool Whip
  • maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecans or pistachios


Step 1

Crust: Cream margarine, and sugar together. Add flour and mix. Combine with pecans.

Step 2

Press into a 9x13 pan and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees until a light golden brown. Allow to cool.

Step 3

In a separate bowl combine the pudding, pineapple, marshmallows, and 1/2 cup nuts. Fold in the tub of Cool Whip.

Step 4

Pour into the prepared pan and garnish with the remaining Cool Whip, pecans/pistachios and maraschino cherries.

Step 5

Chill until served

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