The best pistachio desserts to make at home! If you're looking for pistachio dessert ideas or glorious green St Patrick's Day party food, this is the right place.
- The best pistachio dessert recipes
- 1. Pistachio cheesecake
- 2. Pistachio ice cream bar
- 3. Strawberry pistachio tart
- 4. Pistachio macarons
- 5. Pistachio financiers
- 6. Pistachio raspberry yule log
- 7. Chocolate Pistachio Christmas tree cake
- 8. Pistachio paste
- 9. Raspberry pistachio cookies
- 10. Pistachio cupcakes
- 11. Pistachio cake
- 12. White chocolate and pistachio blondies
- 13. Pistachio and mascarpone pie
- 14. Pistachio cream bars
- 15. Pistachio crème pâtissière
- 16. Salted honey pistachio cookies
- 17. Chocolate pistachio cream thumbprints
- 18. Pistachio and apricot baklava cake
- 19. Pear pistachio frangipane tart
- 20. Pistachio crème brûlée
- 21. Almond and pistachio crescent cookies
- 22. Pistachio madeleines
- 23. Pistachio eclairs
- 24. Chocolate pistachio biscotti
- 25. Pistachio tiramisu cake
- Pistachio Desserts FAQs
- Related recipes
- Top 25 Best Pistachio Desserts
With so many pistachio dessert recipes out there to choose from, you might not know where to start. My guide to the best pistachio desserts contains the most reliable recipes and tutorials on making them yourself. Above all, I chose these desserts for their delicious pistachio flavor and expert tips on how to get the best results in each recipe.
The best pistachio dessert recipes
Fancy-looking but, however, a hassle-free pistachio dessert! No-bake pistachio cheesecake with cookie crust and tangy cream cheese mousse filling is luxurious, creamy, and silky. The deep natural pistachio flavor contains nothing artificial and pairs perfectly with cream cheese.
Furthermore, the best thing about my pistachio cheesecake recipe is that it is super easy to make and does not require baking. You do not even have to turn the oven on!
Delicious homemade pistachio ice cream bars are creamy and full of pistachio flavor. It's also so easy because you only need four simple natural ingredients and 10 minutes to make them, and no ice cream machine! Not only is this easy pistachio ice cream bar recipe a summer staple, but they taste just as good in other seasons.
Crisp pâte sablée sweet shortcrust pastry perfectly contrasts silky pistachio ganache and ripe fresh strawberries. Beautiful French pastry tartlets are dainty and taste divine with refreshing fruit and rich nutty ganache. I think you'll agree that this is also one of the most beautiful pistachio desserts!
This expert recipe explains everything about making sweet shortcrust, including ingredients, techniques, equipment, and more. Join my affordable online tarte class if you want to learn more about making perfect French tarts at home!
Macarons take practice and precision, but they are worth it! These pretty pistachio macarons have the best pistachio flavor and unique chewy texture. Drizzled with melted white chocolate, this is a pistachio dessert recipe you have to try.
I love making macarons from scratch because they taste so much better, and I even created a macaron class that you can join online and learn how to make them too!
I love sweet finger food that is easy to make and looks elegant. Financiers are little cake bars that are so simple and delicious. In this recipe, you will learn how to make them in 3 different flavors; almond, hazelnut, and pistachio, my favorite!
You can also make this cake batter up to 3 days ahead and keep it chilled and ready to bake. And consequently, it means they are even easier!
Who says yule logs are just for Christmas? Make pistachio raspberry yule log anytime, and enjoy the elegant choux pastry sponge wrapped around the pistachio whipped ganache and raspberry coulis. White chocolate star decorations are so fun, fabulous, and tasty too.
Continuing on the Christmas note, this showstopper cake (that can be made into a traditional layered cake any time of the year) is made with moist chocolate sponge layers and a wonderful pistachio-whipped ganache.
Whipped ganache is made of heavy cream, pistachio paste, and white chocolate and it is the most delicious pistachio frosting I warmly recommend to try on cakes and cupcakes.
Make homemade pistachio butter or pistachio paste, and you'll be amazed by how much you can use it! Spread it on crepes, croissants, or crostini. Fill tarts and chocolate truffles and flavor mousse and ice creams. I always have pistachio paste in my pantry, ready to use in pistachio desserts.
It only a few minutes, so it is, in fact, quite simple to make yourself at home.
Chewy, fudgy texture, crunchy pistachio nuts, and fresh raspberry flavor? These cookies have it all and come together in just 15 minutes. In my raspberry pistachio cookie recipe, I teach you how to make these easy cookies step by step so you can be everyone's favorite host because who doesn't love freshly baked cookies?
Does moist and fluffy pistachio cupcakes with pistachio Italian meringue buttercream sound like something super delicious? It does to me! Surprisingly, it isn't as hard as it sounds. And a light sponge with chunks of real pistachio nuts in the batter and silky pistachio frosting, too; sign me up for seconds.
11. Pistachio cake
Elegant, smooth, and very sophisticated, this pistachio dessert surely adds a touch of class to any event. I love the flecks of gorgeous green in this three-layer pistachio cake sponge. It is so pretty with the mascarpone frosting and a crunchy, sweet pistachio garnish. And it is so easy to make for a fancy pistachio dessert or afternoon tea.
Whenever I bake a tray of these white chocolate pistachio blondies, I watch how quickly they disappear. It's like a magic trick. But then again, white chocolate and pistachio is a famous flavor combination that works well, so it is unsurprising. Fudgy blondies are the ideal sweet pistachio snack for nut lovers, and what's more, they are simple to make, too.
Salty pretzel crumb crust. Tangy baked pistachio custard filling. Mascarpone whipped topping. Crunchy pistachio nuts. Need I say more? As I have shown, the sweet and salty flavors, smooth and crunchy textures, and all-around deliciousness of this pistachio dessert are unmissable.
Surprisingly, it's easy to make, too!
Let these pistachio cream bars set in the fridge overnight, and you'll wake up to perfect squares of goodness. To make them, firstly, bake a shortbread cookie base. Then spread the pistachio pudding mixture on top and allow to chill. Finally, garnish with chopped pistachio nuts.
The shortbread dough is super simple, and the pistachio cream is so dreamy and smooth. So take advantage of this crunch-worthy and easy pistachio dessert!
Pipe pistachio flavoured crème pâtissière into doughnuts or croissants, in between layers of mille feuille or eat it on its own! It's undoubtedly delicious enough to stand on its own as a pistachio dessert. Whisk pistachio paste into egg yolks and sugar to make a pistachio pastry cream that is so rich and decadent. What's more, it tastes great with everything.
These salted honey pistachio cookies are another sweet and salty recipe that is so addictive! Honey adds a new flavor dimension to baking cookies. And the salt balanced against it is amazing. Extra soft cookies with browned butter, sea salt, honey, and salted pistachios are surprisingly easy to make too!
Try these chocolate pistachio drop cookies with a thumbprint indent filled with pistachio butter and white chocolate filling. You won't be able to stop eating them even if you try! The creamy truffle center sets further as it cools, so each bite has the most amazing crunchy exterior and gooey interior.
Thumbprint cookies are a perfect size and super cute too.
Imagine a fluffy pistachio sponge cake tower, crisp phyllo layers smothered in spiced apricot syrup, apricot puree, and tangy yogurt. It sounds like a showstopper, and it certainly is. Store-bought phyllo makes it easier to make than you think, and a drizzle of honey over the top hints at that traditional pistachio baklava taste.
Pear and pistachio taste delicious together. And anjou pears, particularly, are my favorite! The base of this tart is a crisp pie crust, and it makes a wonderful contrast to the frangipane filling. Frangipane is usually made with almonds, but instead, use pistachio flour and create a beautiful, unusual, and classy pistachio dessert. This pear and pistachio tart is a great pistachio dessert idea for dinner parties, served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Without a doubt, an elegant French dessert like crème brûlée can be made even better with pistachio flavor. Caramelized sugar forms a crunchy topping to the ultra-smooth and creamy baked pistachio custard. Each bite carries buttery soft, and crunchy textures you won't want to miss. Helpfully, it is also a naturally gluten-free pistachio dessert.
You'll go nuts for these crescent cookies packed with almond and pistachio flavors! Delicate moon crescent cookies made with almond and pistachio flour, baked and dusted in icing sugar, and finally crushed pistachio nuts. They have a flaky texture, not to mention the melt-in-the-mouth finish and taste especially delicious with coffee.
The next time you need a grab-and-go breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up, try these pistachio madeleines! Perfect on their own or with coffee, madeleines are so foolproof. You'll see that these madeleines are dipped in melted white chocolate to really up their game, and what's not to love? In particular, these mini teacakes would be considered a very easy pistachio dessert to make.
Reach for an elegant pistachio eclair the next time you want a rich and decadent treat. Eclairs are another choux pastry you can fill with all sorts of creams, like this recipe. Firstly, long thin choux buns are baked until golden brown. Secondly, they are piped with a light, creamy, and sweet pistachio mousse filling and, finally, finished with a white chocolate glaze. Yum!
Pairing dark chocolate and pistachio is rich and irresistible. Swap almond flour for pistachio and enjoy a different take on these twice-baked crunchy and dry Italian cookies.
Because they are so dry, serve pistachio biscotti dipped into strong coffee or a Vin Santo, as the Italians do. The flavors work so harmoniously while also softening the biscotti.
Pistachio tiramisu cake is a tasty twist on the original that makes one of my favorite pistachio desserts. Pistachio-infused mascarpone cheese is sweetened with aromatic cardamom syrup and layered with a spiced sponge cake. Yogurt adds a fresh tang and moistness to the sponge because of its natural acidity, and the texture is heaven. And so, I highly recommend you try it!
Pistachio Desserts FAQs
Pistachio pairs well with so many flavors, including white or dark chocolate, fresh berries, whipped cream, or even cream cheese frosting.
Because they taste so good! Also, because you need to shell them individually, I think it adds to the suspense, which makes them taste even better.
Pistachio nuts are an excellent source of minerals and fiber, as well as being a powerful antioxidant. Also, they have anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce the risk of disease.
Top 25 Best Pistachio Desserts
Pistachio dessert recipes
- Pistachio cheesecake
- Pistachio ice cream bar
- Strawberry pistachio tart
- Pistachio macarons
- Pistachio financiers
- Pistachio raspberry yule log
- Chocolate Pistachio Christmas Tree cake
- Pistachio paste
- Pistachio raspberry cookies
- Pistachio cupcakes
- Pistachio cake
- White chocolate and pistachio blondies
- Pistachio and mascarpone pie
- Pistachio cream bars
- Pistachio creme patissiere
- Salted honey pistachio cookies
- Chocolate pistachio cream thumbprints
- Pistachio and apricot baklava cake
- Pear pistachio frangipane tart
- Pistachio creme brulee
- Almond and pistachio crescent cookies
- Pistachio madeleines
- Pistachio eclairs
- Chocolate pistachio biscotti
- Pistachio tiramisu cake
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