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Caramelized Pistachio Clusters Recipe

December 16th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1cup naturalpistachios, shelled
  2. 1cupsugar
  3. 2tablespoonsbutter, cut into bits
  4. 1teaspoonvanilla

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Pour boiling water to cover pistachios and let stand 1 minute and then drain.
  3. Turn nuts onto dish towel and rub off skins.
  4. Dry nuts on a cookie sheet in a 300F oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool thoroughly.
  6. In medium saucepan combine nuts, sugar and butter and heat over moderate heat until the sugar begins to melt.
  7. Cook stirring constantly until sugar is light brown caramel color then remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  8. Working quickly with 2 teaspoons drop rounded teaspoonful of nut mixture onto buttered cookie sheet or silpat.
  9. Let stand at room temperature until hardened.
  10. Store in airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.

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