Cherry-Pistachio Nougat

by FoodBabbles on March 29, 2012

In the past the extent of my nougat consumption experiences have mostly consisted of the type that come in a few well-known candy bars and I’ve been okay with that. I don’t know that I’ve ever had any burning desire to seek out anything more. That is until I finally caught up on my recent issues of Bon Appetit and saw cherry pistachio nougat.

Their picture of snowy white nougat enveloping bright pistachios and vibrant red cherries just drew me in. Unfortunately, my pictures do not do this candy justice like theirs did however, the taste is amazing. The toasted pistachios are perfectly balanced by the tart sweetness of dried cherries.

What’s even better is making this candy was much easier than I anticipated. Now with that realization, I can see many nougat variations… how about almonds and cranberries next time? How about a chocolate nougat? The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy!

~K

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I changed nothing from this recipe. It can be found HERE.

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timethief March 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Wow! I have got to try this recipe and impress my girlfriends with it. The pistacios and cherries are a great combination but now I’m thinking of some others I could try. I have some candied oranges and banana chips and I may try. Thanks for sharing.

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FoodBabbles March 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love your idea of candied oranges and banana chips!! WOW! That sounds fantastic. Enjoy!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

These are so cute. They would be so pretty for Christmas.

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FoodBabbles March 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thanks Brianne! It was really tasty and so easy to make. I think it would be really good with cranberries and maybe almonds too. You could really change this up a lot.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Ooh, and dip them in chocolate!

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FoodBabbles March 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

YES!!!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) March 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Nothing beats pistachios with dried cherries – what I always use in my christmas biscotti. But back to the nougat, I think your photos ARE beautifully snowy white and looks divine! I’ve never made nougat before (hmmm, may have to try it since I didn’t participate in the April First on the First 🙂

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FoodBabbles March 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Oooo!!! I agree pistachios and dried cherries in biscotti sounds so good! and thank you so much for the compliment on the photos 🙂 This is such an easy project, you should definitely give it a try!

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Anna @ hiddenponies March 31, 2012 at 12:19 am

Ooo, chocolate nougat would be aMAZing, or some kind of caramel…mmm, you’ve got me thinking!

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elena @3greenonions March 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Hm, I’ve never tried making nougat before (haven’t even considered it) but those photos…hm, have to think about it:)

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FoodBabbles March 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I hadn’t thought about it either until that recipe 🙂 So easy and delicious!

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