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small jar full with pistachio butter, with a red ribbon around it

Pistachio Butter Recipe

Valentina K. Wein
This recipe is creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- and a jar of homemade pistachio butter is a lovely edible gift.
*Makes 2 cups
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Snack, Ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 131 kcal


  • 3 cups raw unsalted, shelled pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and add the pistachios to a baking sheet.
  • Roast the Pistachios. Roast the pistachios in the preheated 375°F oven just long enough to bring the oils to the surface -- about 7 minutes. They will be aromatic and might look a bit wet when they're ready. (Do this even if the pistachios you buy say they've been roasted.)
  • Grind the pistachios. Add the roasted pistachios to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Blend for about 7 minutes. Add the sugar and salt and blend for another couple of seconds.
  • Cool. Let it cool down before refrigerating. (It should last at least a month in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.)


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords gifts of food, foodie gifts
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