Pistachio Butter

Have you ever tasted pistachio butter? This homemade pistachio butter is made with freshly toasted pistachios and tastes like a dream! It’s creamy with amazing pistachio flavor.
I first tasted pistachio butter when we visited an Ottolenghi restaurant in London last year. I was so excited and wanted to try everything, so I brought a collection of shelf-stable treats back home with us. They had tiny jars of sweetened, spiced pistachio butter—I don’t know what they called it, exactly—but it piqued my interest.
Make this creamy pistachio butter for your morning toast, or give it as a gift. For context, use 16 ounces (1 pound)pistachios to yield enough nut butter to fill a standard 16-ounce nut butter jar (about 2 cups).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Cookie & Kate


  • 2 to 3 ½ cups 9 to 16 ounces raw shelled pistachios
  • Pinch or more of salt to taste


  • Change it up: Add ground cinnamon (for spice) and/or maple syrup (for sweetness) at the end of blending, to taste.
  • Make it crunchy: Reserve about 1/2 cup of the toasted pistachios, then blend the rest as directed. Add the reserved pistachios at the end, and process until you reach your desired consistency.
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