<font color="615F18">Recipe By Cooking Vacations:</font><br> Pistachio & Walnut Semifreddo

Cooking Vacations: Pistachio & Walnut Semifreddo

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Serves 10


20 cups whipping cream, divided
3 1/2 oz. pistachios, shelled and chopped (Bronte pistachios, if possible)
3 1/2 oz. walnuts, shelled (first-quality-grade walnuts, if possible)
3 tbsp. + 1 tsp. powdered sugar
6 tbsp. + 2 tsp. sugar, divided
2 eggs
Caramel sauce or fresh fruit purée, as desired


  • In a small saucepan, caramelize the walnuts with 3 tbsp. + 1 tsp. sugar and allow to cool.
  • Grind the caramelized walnuts and mix gently with 2 cups of whipping cream. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Beat the two egg yolks with 3 tbsp. + 1 tsp. of sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the powdered sugar. Combine the egg yolks with the pistachios, then the remaining cream, and finally the egg whites.
  • In serving cups, layer the chilled walnut cream at the base, then the pistachio mixture on top.
  • Refrigerate until solid and ready to serve.
  • Serve with a hot caramel sauce or a fresh fruit purée, as desired.