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Test Kitchen Approved

Tahini Pistachio Blondies

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


12 servings

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

55 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Ground cardamom highlights these sweet and salty baked treats.


¼ cup unsalted butter

1 cup tahini

1 ¾ cups brown sugar, packed

2 eggs, beaten

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup shelled and chopped pistachios, divided

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Ground Inner Cardamom Seeds Powder

    In the Cardamom Hills of southern India, wild cardamom bushes have grown for some 2000 years. They flourish in rainforests and in some cases can gr...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in tahini until smooth, then add brown sugar. Keep stirring for 1 to 2 min., or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool in pan for about 15 min. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until mixture is smooth. Add flour, 1/2 cup pistachios, Ground Inner Cardamom Seeds, and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Stir until combined; dough will be thick. Press dough into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining pistachios and sea salt on top. Bake for 30 min., or until edges are lightly browned and center is cooked through. Let cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.