Homemade Pistachio Butter

by Erin

If you’ve ever made your own homemade nut butter, then you should try pistachio butter. Everything you love about pistachios now in a spreadable form.

Homemade Pistachio Butter 1

Are you ready to put $20 in your food processor and get excited about it? Then let’s make some roasted pistachio butter! I ground up nearly a pound of roasted pistachios, which are not cheap, in order to make homemade pistachio butter. All in the effort to help you eat as much green food as possible in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s more of a brown-green, but close enough.

Homemade Pistachio Butter 3

If you like this recipe, stay turned for an upcoming post featuring this delicacy in the ingredient list ;-). In the meantime, spread it on toast, make a pistachio butter + jelly sandwich, blend it in a smoothie, or just dig in with a spoon. How would you enjoy it?

Homemade Pistachio Butter 2

One year ago: Leprechaun Pizza

Two years ago: Kale Quiche


Makes approximately 1.5 cups


12 oz. shelled pistachios, roasted and lightly salted (about 2 cups)

Salt, to taste


  1. Place pistachios in a food processor and grind for 15 minutes, stopping regularly to scrape down the sides. It will get thick but keep going, after about 15 minutes the pistachios will turn smooth and creamy. Add salt to taste and blend. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source: Adapted from my Homemade Almond Butter.

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Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog March 23, 2015 - 7:52 pm

This is such an amazing idea! It looks amazing!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 16, 2015 - 8:15 pm

bahahahaaaa most expensive nut butter ever! (probs not true-it would require some gold leaf for that distinction ;P) it looks totally worth it though!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 13, 2015 - 10:29 am

I’ve never thought of making pistachio butter! Such a great idea!

Lily Lau March 12, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Pistachios are never valued enough as ingredients, thanks for sharing this lovely recipe with us! :)

Susan March 12, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Yet another brilliant idea from the Spiffy Cookie! I make my own nut butters all the time – almond, peanut, coconut. Haven’t gotten around to cashew or walnut yet. Pistachios are one of my very favorite nuts, so I’m not certain why I never thought of making butter from them. Possibly because I generally don’t keep them in the house. Just happen to have some now, so I’ll have to try this. You know you’re a bad influence on me, right? :-D

spiffycookie March 12, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Heck yea I love being a bad influence ;-) enjoy!

Courtney @ NeighborFood March 12, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I love pistachios, so I’m sure pistachio butter would be amazing. Please tell me you bought pre-shelled pistachios though! I can’t imagine peeling a pound of them! :)

spiffycookie March 12, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Oh I most definitely bought them pre-shelled. I have made the mistake of shelling them myself once before, never again!

Cristina March 12, 2015 - 3:26 pm

I was just shelling pistachios the other day and it took forever because many of those shelled I ended up eating! Mmmm…like the sound of pistachio butter. Pinning this and will try it to use for a macaron filling! :)

spiffycookie March 12, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Oo I love the idea of using it inside of macarons!

Katalina @ Peas and Peonies March 12, 2015 - 11:27 am

Never had pistachio butter, but I bet its delicious, definitely sounds good, and different from what I had.

Medeja March 12, 2015 - 5:55 am

I tried peanut butter and almond butter but not pistachio.. Sounds really interesting!


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