How to make it

  • Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Grease a 2, six inch loaf pans with 4 tsp of the butter OR cover loaf pans with "Release" aluminum foil.
  • Mix the almonds and pistachios and grind them using a blender, coffee grinder or food processor. Be careful as you do not want a paste!
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  • Beat the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the lemon peel and vanilla.
  • Fold in the nuts and sift in the flour, 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Spoon the batter into the pans.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. If you use smaller pans, check for doness after 25 minutes using a toothpick or wooden skewer.
  • Leave the baked loaves in the pans to cool completely.
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  • For the topping:
  • Mix the lemon juice with the sugar in a small-sized pot.
  • Bring to a boil until reduced to a syrup, then add the peel.
  • Stir in the pistachios and pour over the loaves.
  • Let the mixture seep into the loaves and allow to cool completely.
  • Slice and serve!
  • This is also an delicious using orange zest and juice!

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    " It was excellent "
    princessthunder ate it and said...
    love it
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    How did I manage to miss this one? I'm certainly glad I found it in the I Made It group! This one looks fantastic, Annie, and I love pistachios...I'll be making this one soon - it's printed off and ready to go. Thanks!
    Had to flag that picture...beautiful!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    cinnamon ate it and said...
    I am definitely trying this one! Omg Annie! Pistachios and a syrup too? Sounds like something from heaven!
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  • baker1313 9 years ago
    I love pistachios and this sounds wonderful!! Thank you for sharing-got my 5!! :o)
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Delicious....... I love Pistachios and is not easy to find them here..... Yummy......... Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    rasputendebarry ate it and said...
    Annieeeeeeee! I made this recipe and its one of the best tasting nut breads that I've ever had. Yanno, I added the chopped pistachios on the top just like you told me to do and they were awesome! I'm really getting into the recipes that are from other countries like you are! Hey, give me a call sometime and let's swap a few. I had to thank you for this one though as its just THAT good.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh nuts! Got my 5!! jett
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