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The pistachio (Pistacia vera L., Anacardiaceae or sometimes Pistaciaceae) is a small tree native to mountainous regions of Iran, Turkmenistan, Turkey and western Afghanistan, that produces an important culinary nut. Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These species can be distinguished from P. vera by their geographic distributions (in the wild) and their nuts. Their nuts are much smaller, have a strong flavor of turpentine, and have a shell that is not hard. The word pistachio is a loanword from Persian via Italian, and is a cognate to the Modern Persian word پسته Peste.
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1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg Pistachio instant pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup jimmies
1 cup chopped walnuts   (optional)

Blend all ingredients except jimmies and walnuts.  This is a very thick batter!  Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes.  Fold in walnuts and jimmies.  Pour into well greased bundt pan.  
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.  
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review by . January 03, 2009
Just about everyone I have made this for loves this! This festive looking cake is a great pick-up dessert that is just as appropriate at a cookout, a church supper or a holiday party. Give it a try and let me know if you agree!      PISTACHIO POUND CAKE      1 pkg Yellow Cake Mix   1 pkg Pistachio instant pudding   4 eggs   1/2 cup vegetable oil   1/2 cup jimmies   1 cup sour cream   1 cup chopped …
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