13.4-ounce packagepistachio flavor instant puddingI use JELL-O
1 20-ouncecanunsweetened crushed pineapple in juiceNOT SYRUP drained but ¼ cup reserved
1 ½cupswhite miniature marshmallows
1cupchopped pistachios or pecans
8-oztubwhipped toppingthawed, 3 cups in total
Maraschino cherriesfor garnish
In a large bowl combine the pistachio pudding mix with crushed pineapple and the juice. Make sure that the pudding has dissolved.
Fold in the marshmallows, and nuts.
Finally, gently fold in the whipped topping.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with maraschino cherries and crushed pecans or pistachios.
The whipped topping shouldn’t be stirred into the pudding mixture, but rather folded in. Use a rubber spatula to slowly cut down to the bottom of the bowl and then lift up and fold over. It’s ok if there are some streaks of white.