Though almonds and walnuts receive their fair share of admiration, the bright, funky pistachio is arguably the most versatile nut in your pantry. Great as a snack on their own, these nuts can also coat meat and poultry, dress up a simple sandwich, and upgrade any and every dessert.
Today, we're tackling desserts, but we're going beyond pistachio ice cream. Buttery with a salty crunch, pistachios cut through rich chocolates and heavy creams, helping to balance the textures and flavors of everything from shortbreads to shakes. Even better, their vibrant green hue turns the simplest treat into a stunning dessert. So stock up, shell away, and give pistachios the praise they deserve with these seven sweets.