Spotlight: Pistachio Buttercream

Ohh pistachios! Such a versatile nut that can take so many desserts to an elevated level. Whether it’s ice cream to buttercream, pistachios have a way of making your tastebuds crave more and more. With pistachio’s growing popularity, it is only natural that one of my most requested macaron flavors is pistachio! I received so many requests for this recipe that I wanted to share so you can enjoy this delectable treat in the comfort of your own home.

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Pistachio Buttercream:

  1. 200g unsalted butter (preferably high % fat content)

  2. 250g powder sugar (more to taste as needed)

  3. 1 tbsp + 1 tsp of pistachio paste (If you like a strong pistachio flavor continue to add 1 tsp at a time until you reach your desired level. I also prefer to use Fiddyment Farms pistachio paste from Amazon)

  4. A couple of drops of green food coloring (optional)

Directions:

  1. Beat butter for about 5 mins until a light, pale color (almost white) 

  2. Sift the powder sugar. Then add about half of the powder sugar on low, and then continue to beat for another 5 mins on medium speed

  3. Add in the rest of the powder sugar, and continue to beat until sugar is incorporated and reached pale color (make sure to add the powder sugar on low speed so it does not fly everywhere ;) )

  4. When at your desired sweetness level, slowly add in pistachio paste (continue to add a tsp at a time for strong flavor). Then add in food coloring if desired.

  5. Buttercream should be just thick enough so that it holds it shape and won't easily drip/melt

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Let me know how it comes out by tagging me in your creations!

Happy Baking!

-Lindsay