Orange Pistachio Crescents

180 mins (prep 60)
11 ingredients
makes about 3 dozen cookies
Inspired by the Persian fried-turnover cookies called ghotab, food editor Shelley Wiseman used a simple dough to enfold fragrant candied orange peel and pistachios. Her method for candying the peel is very straightforward, and the results—tender and fresh-tasting—are so much better than the store-bought stuff. The flaky baked pastry, generously coated with confectioners sugar, pairs nicely with the chewy-crunchy filling within.

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Serving Size (253.96 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 709.66 Calories from Fat 9.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.09g 5.03%
Saturated Fat 0.17g 2.58%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 780.54mg 97.57%
Total Carbohydrate 163.64g 163.64%
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g 36.0%
Sugars 79.01 g %
Protein 11.48g 68.87%
Vitamin A 2.22IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 19.71mg% Iron 5.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold unsalted butter, large egg yolks, ice water, navel orange, coarsely chopped pistachios, confectioners sugar, a