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Pistachio Recipes

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About Pistachio

  • Pistachios should be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container
  • The Indian and Middle Eastern culinary tradition uses pistachios for savory cuisine (not just desserts)
  • The shell of the pistachio naturally cracks open when the nut is ripened
  • Salted and roasted pistachios are commonly used in baking and provide a crisp and salty contrast to the sweet ingredients in many baked goods
  • Pistachios are loaded with vitamin B6 which helps the immune system and brain function
  • Pistachios are high in phosphorous which translates to good blood sugar control for diabetics
  • Pistachios are high in antioxidants which helps to keep blood vessels strong and elastic
  • Pistachios are good for the heart because they lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol (HDL)
  • USA commercial production of pistachios began in the 1970's and is now a major industry for California, Arizona and New Mexico
  • An American botanist named Whitehouse brought pistachios from Iran to Southern California
  • In the USA during the late 19th century, vending machines offered a dozen pistachios for five cents
  • The Middle East is the original home of the pistachio and were brought to Italy through trade with Syria
  • Pistachios are an ancient food and were mentioned in the Book of Genesis

Recipes Featuring Pistachio

  • Pistachio Flavor Cake
    1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup lard 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 cups sifted cake flour 3 teaspoons baking powder Few grains, salt 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pistachio extract
  • Pistachio Cream
    1/2 pound of pistachio nuts 1 spoonful of brandy 1 pint of good cream Yolks of two eggs
  • Pistachio Bread
    First mixture: 1 package Yellow cake mix 1 small package pistachio pudding mix. Dry. 4 eggs 1/4 cup cooking oil 1/4 cup water 1 cup sour cream For alternate mixture: 1/2 cup sugar 2-3
  • Pistachio Opera Fudge
    2 cups sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 tsp almond extract 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, blanched & cut in pieces
  • Pistachio Fruit Ice Cream
    3 cups milk 1 1/2 cups sugar Yolks 5 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pint heavy cream 1 1/2 cups chestnuts puree 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon vanilla 3/4 cup glaze fruits Maraschino Green
  • Crunchy Cheese Ball
    1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 cups cooked ham, ground 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped 1 tsp onion, grated 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/2 cup peanuts or
  • Nesselrode Pudding | 1 pint pistachio nuts
    1 pint pistachio nuts 1 pint almonds pounded 1 pint sugar 1 pint of water boiled 1 1/2 pints of cream 1 can grated pineapple 1 pound candied fruit 8 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Filet of Flounder a l'Antoine
    Green onions, sliced Chopped fresh mushrooms Butter White wine Flounder fillets Salt Pepper Bouquet of thyme, bay leaf and celery cream sauce Duchess potatoes Chopped pistachio nuts
  • Gelatine Nougat
    1 cup water 4 Tbsps gelatine 1 cup sugar 1 tsp corn syrup 1 egg white 1 tsp almond extract 1/3 cup blanched almonds 1/3 cup candied cherries 1/3 cup pistachio nuts
  • Frozen Orange Souffle
    1 1/2 cups orange juice 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Yolks 5 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated gelatine 3 tablespoons boiling water 2 1/2 cups cream Candied orange peel Pistachio N
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