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Ask a Foodie: What to Do With Pistachio Paste?

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Pistachio paste is made from pistachios and powdered sugar.

Q. I have some leftover pistachio paste, but I don’t know what to do with it. Any suggestions?

— S.W.

A. Desserts naturally come to mind: cookies, baklava, custard, rice pudding, Indian sweets, actually anything that calls for marzipan or almond paste.

We ran a recipe for a rich pistachio gelato last year that includes the paste. The recipe also tells you how to make this confection, which mixes the nuts with powdered sugar.

You could also add it to a sweet-and-savory sauce, such as a mustard dressing in place of honey, and pour it over pork tenderloin or roast chicken.

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