Pistachio Tuiles

Make these for our Lemon-Ginger Mousse.

  • Yield: Makes about 6 dozen
Pistachio Tuiles

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2007


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, finely chopped in a food processor


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk sugar, egg whites, and salt in a medium bowl until sugar has dissolved. Whisk in butter, then flour. Stir in pistachios.

  2. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat. Place a long-handled wooden spoon on a clean work surface; prop up each end on a metal spoon to raise it slightly (you will use handle of wooden spoon to form tuiles).

  3. Drop teaspoons of batter onto baking mat, spacing about 2 inches apart; flatten into 1 1/2-inch rounds. Bake until pale golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet 30 seconds.

  4. Working quickly with one cookie at a time, use an offset spatula to lift cookies from sheet and drape them over spoon handle. (If cookies become too crisp to work with, return to oven until pliable, about 1 minute.) Let cookies cool slightly, 20 to 30 seconds, then remove from handle; press sides together to close. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Notes

Tuiles can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.


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