My F&W
quick save (...)
Espresso Gelées with Candied Pistachios
© James Baigrie

Espresso Gelées with Candied Pistachios

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN plus 6 hr setting time

The Good News Melissa Clark loves this dessert because "it's light, but feels very sinful." Greek yogurt and sugared pistachios add satisfying creaminess and crunch.

Candied Pistachios

  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons hot water
  3. 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  4. 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  1. 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  2. 1 tablespoon cold water
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 cup freshly brewed espresso


  1. 1/4 cup 2-percent Greek yogurt
  2. 1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  1. MAKE THE TOPPING Preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, stir the granulated sugar with the hot water. Add the pistachios and turbinado sugar; stir to coat. Spread the pistachios on the cookie sheet and bake until crisp, about 8 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.
  2. In a small glass bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir the sugar into the espresso until dissolved. Stir in the gelatin until dissolved and pour into 4 espresso cups. Refrigerate the gelées until set on top, about 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until thoroughly set, at least 4 hours longer.
  3. In a bowl, stir the yogurt with the confectioners' sugar. Top each gelée with a dollop of yogurt, sprinkle with the candied pistachios and serve.
Notes One serving 130 cal, 4 gm fat, 0.5 gm sat fat, 23 gm carb, 1 gm fiber.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.