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pistachio paste

Pistachio paste

Pistachios add taste and a beautiful, natural, green colour to your dishes. You can even use them in pesto or nut butter.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bakery, Desserts
Cuisine International
Servings 1 tart
Calories 616 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

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Ingredients
 
 

  • 130 gr fresh peeled pistachios
  • 30 gr almond powder
  • 60 gr sugar
  • 20 ml water
  • 1-2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1-2 drops of liquid bitter almond

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the oven to 150°C and toast the pistachios for 12-15 minutes until they turn a light brown colour.
  • Make a sugar syrup by bringing the water with the sugar to the boil.
  • When reaching 121°C, remove from the heat, and poor over the pistachios. Allow to cool.
    pouring sugar syrup over pistachios
  • Use a food processor or grinder to make a powder from the pistachios.
    pistachio
  • Add the almond powder, the oil and the liquid bitter almond and blend until you obtain a smooth pistachio paste.
    almond powder
  • Keep the pistachio paste in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
    pistachio paste

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 616kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 11gFat: 30gSodium: 42mgFiber: 14gSugar: 61gVitamin A: 5522IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 380mgIron: 8mg
Keyword nuts, pistachio
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