Our favorite ways to use delicious pistachios in cakes, cookies, salads, and of course, ice cream.

Staff Picks

Baked Alaska

Rating: 3.5 stars 202
This old-fashioned dessert, which originated at New York City's Delmonico's restaurant to commemorate the purchase of Alaska in 1867, has become popular again, and why not? An ice-cream cake covered with an igloo of meringue emerging from an oven is a real showstopper.

Meat Pie with Hot-Water Crust

Inspired by the traditional game pies that were staples on tables across Britain, this savory dinner showstopper calls for a unique hot-water crust that's sturdy enough to holds its own against Martha's chicken-and-pork filling studded with pistachios and fresh herbs.

Mixed Fruit-and-Nut Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 63
These hearty cookies are packed with wholesome dried fruits and nuts. They borrow their delicious flavors from the traditional holiday fruitcake.

Embellished Wreath Cookies

Buttery classic, sugar cookies make a delicious treat anytime. Here, Martha heightens them to special-occasion status with a simple glaze and a fanciful combination of candied flowers, crystallized ginger, and chopped pistachios.

Pistachio Cannoli Cake

This dramatic four-layer dessert is inspired by the flavors of Sicilian-style cannoli, which is stuffed with ricotta, chopped chocolate, and candied orange zest. 

Pistachio Cupcakes with Raspberries

Rating: 3.5 stars 52
No occasion is necessary to bake these simple yet surprising cupcakes.

Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit

Instead of roasting your vegetables, try giving them the slow-cooker treatment. Here, carrots, parsnips, and beets are poached in a spiced oil until silky and flavorful. Serve with pesto over grains or alongside roasted meats. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Lime Squares with Pistachio Graham-Cracker Crust

Rating: 4 stars 432
This creamy dessert is a cross between key lime pie and traditional lemon bars.

Baklava With Lemon-Honey Syrup

Flaky, sticky, and sweet, this delectable baklava from baker Umber Ahmad of Mah-Ze-Dahr is studded with cloves to anchor the pastry layers and infuse them with warm flavor. Lemon is mixed into the traditional honey syrup for a deliciously fresh twist.

Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 4 stars 142
This recipe for cranberry-pistachio biscotti is adapted from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."

Milk Chocolate-Pistachio Tart

Rating: 4 stars 60
You'll find pistachios everywhere in this dessert -- embedded in the crust, in a paste layered beneath the milk-chocolate filling, and in a dusted coating on top. Martha prepared this recipe in Episode 501 of "Martha Bakes."

Pistachio-Crusted Cod

Rating: 3.5 stars 36
We served Couscous with Carrot and Cilantro alongside this Mediterranean-style main. Try it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Puff-Pastry Cannoli Cake
If you like cannoli, you're going to love this dazzling cake inspired by the beloved Sicilian confection. The creamy ricotta filling is sandwiched between crisp, flaky layers of something you might already have in your freezer: puff pastry.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pistachios
Quinoa's a complete protein, and it will easily fill up guests who skip the turkey. If you're serving vegans, swap the feta for some nutritional yeast, which has a mild nutty, cheesy flavor.
Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Mint, and Pistachios
Rating: 3.5 stars 167

Everyone will love the combination of flavors and textures in this vegan quinoa salad: garlicky sauteed zucchini, delicate scallions, crunchy roasted pistachios, and fragrant fresh mint.