Homemade Pistachio Paste
Super easy homemade pistachio paste. No more expensive jars, and more natural homemade goodness!
You guys, if you had known just how easy it is to make homemade pistachio paste, wouldn’t you be baking all things pistachio every day all day?
Well, call me crazy, I am that person. I love pistachios!
When I was working on my pistachio macarons recipe, I needed some pistachio paste. But all I had was a bag of pistachios. In shells. Yeah, but that didn’t stop me. I recruited my husband to help me to shell the nuts. In return, I promised him to pay back with unbelievably delicious pistachio macarons. During the process, Garrat asked me a few times why I didn’t buy shelled pistachios. My answer: “Because this bag of pistachios was for snacking only, not for making pistachio paste.” 🙂
The hard work paid off though. I processed the nuts in a coffee grinder until fine crumbs. Then I slowly added a bit of water to run things smoothly. Water amount really depends on how much nuts you have, but just add a little bit at a time. If the mixture is too dry and not mixing, add more water. And voila, pistachio paste is ready! I later bought a bag of shelled pistachios for my baking. Such a time-saver.
I’ve tried making pistachio paste with both roasted salted and roasted unsalted. Both were great.
And here is the pistachio macarons with pistachio cream filling!