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Pistachio Recipes

Updated on June 3, 2014

Enjoy a Pistachio Treat

I remember eating pistachios as a kid when your fingers would turn red. Thanks to modern times that we now have natural pistachios and they are just as delicious.

I have chosen some of the best pistachio recipes that will sweeten your taste buds. Whether you try the Pistachio Ice Cream, Easy Pistachio Cake or Orange Pistachio Greenies, all will be pleasing and satisfying to prepare and enjoy.

Pistachios are one of the most tastiest and sweetest nuts. They are one of my favorite nuts to bake with and I add them to desserts and baked goods for flavor, crunch and a fantastic aroma.

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Pistachio Ice Cream


Pistachio Ice Cream Ingredients

1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup whole milk

1 cup half and half

1/4 tsp almond extract

4 egg yolks

1/3 cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted and chopped

Directions to Follow

It's easy to make delicious ice cream at home with an ice cream machine.

Pistachio Ice Cream
Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream Directions

Combine 1 cup pistachios and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground, being careful not to over process. Add pistachio mixture to a heavy saucepan with milk and half and half. Over medium heat, bring just to a boil, then remove pan from heat. Whisk egg yolks and almond extract in a large bowl until well combined. Slowly add hot milk mixture to egg yolks while whisking. Pour entire mixture back into saucepan and heat ove medium heat until slightly thickened. Mixture should coat the back of a spoon. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and place in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. The mixture will then be ready to freeze in an ice cream maker according to directions. Top prepared ice cream with remaining pistachios.

Did you know that there is a National Pistachio Day?

Easy Pistachio Cake

Pistachio Bundt Cake
Pistachio Bundt Cake


1 box yellow cake mix

1 small box instant pistachio pudding

4 eggs

1 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp almond extract

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan. Combine all ingredients (except pistachios and powdered sugar) in mixer bowl and beat for two minutes, scraping bowl halfway. Stir in pistachios. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until top springs back to the touch. Cool, remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I love these Bundt Pans - Perfect for Pistachio Cake and they look so pretty.

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Orange Pistachio Greenies

Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful Shelled Pistachios, 16-Ounce
Wonderful Shelled Pistachios, 16-Ounce

My favorite brand of pistachios are now available shelled and ready for your favorite recipe or as a delicious snack.


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    • LiliLove profile image

      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Great lens! I love pistachio ice cream =)!

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I love pistacchios. Soon the ice-cream season will start....I always take pistacchio ice-cream!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I love pistachios any way I can get them. I especially love them by themselves but also love pistachio gelato and pistachio baklava.

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      eightieschild 4 years ago

      Have only ever eaten pistachios as a snack before. Will definitely have to give these recipes a try. :)

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      I buy the "Wonderful" pistachios at Costco. These nuts make a terrific snack anytime. I use these delectable nuts in a Pistachio and Cranberry Slice and Bake cookie at Christmas.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Desserts that are good for me? How can I go wrong. Love pistachio flavor.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      The greenies appeal to me!

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love the idea of making pistachio greenies.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love pistachio ice cream and because we can get pistachio easily here in Hanoi, I'd love to try these.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Both of these recipes sound marvelous. I didn't know there was a National Pistachio Day - I'll have to add it to my calendar!

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      dumpstergourmet 5 years ago

      I LOVE Pistachios! Would love to make some ice cream!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What great ideas for pistachio fans.