Pistachio Torrone

1 mins (prep 45)
9 ingredients
makes about 3 dozen candies
This traditional Italian nougat is typically made with almonds, but we've substituted pistachios for their bright color and delicate flavor. Torrone can vary from firm to soft, but this one has a nice, subtle chew. Flavorless sheets of edible wafer paper keep the strips from sticking to one another.

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  • 1 1/2 cups clover or other mild honey
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange-flower water
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups salted roasted unshelled pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus additional for kneading
  • equipment: an 8-inch square metal baking pan; a candy thermometer; a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; edible wafer paper


Serving Size (441.4 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1578.83 Calories from Fat 429.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47.76g 220.43%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 86.95%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 204.8mg 25.6%
Total Carbohydrate 290.64g 290.64%
Dietary Fiber 10.94 g 131.29%
Sugars 265.11 g %
Protein 21.3g 127.79%
Vitamin A 425.38IU% Vitamin C 6.59mg%
Calcium 120.38mg% Iron 4.81mg%
*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:
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