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Recipe

Pistachio Macaroons

Scott Phillips

Yield: Makes about 20 macaroons

Ground pistachios add a light green hue and toasty, nutty flavors to the classic coconut macaroon.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk (from a 12-oz. can; there will be a little left over)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 14 oz. (4-1/2 cups) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/8 tsp. kosher salt

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 170
      Fat Calories (kcal): 80
      Fat (g): 9
      Saturated Fat (g): 6
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 5
      Sodium (mg): 105
      Carbohydrates (g): 20
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 9

Preparation

  • Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  • Grind 1/2 cup of the pistachios with 1/8 tsp. of the salt in a food processor until pasty. Chop the remaining 1/4 cup pistachios.
  • Combine the ground and chopped pistachios, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the coconut and stir with a large silicone spatula until thoroughly mixed.
  • Beat the egg whites and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. Using the spatula, fold the whites into the coconut mixture. Push the mixture together into a mound.
  • With wet hands or two wet spoons, gently form rounded tablespoonfuls of batter into balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Arrange 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  • Bake, rotating and swapping the positions of the pans halfway through, until the macaroons are golden brown in spots and their undersides are tanned, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool briefly on the baking sheets on racks, then transfer the macaroons directly to the racks to cool completely.

Make Ahead Tips

The macaroons will keep, uncovered at room temperature, for up to 3 days, or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. They can also be frozen for up to 6 months.

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