Pistachio Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
Great blend of flavors.
  • 1 (14 oz ) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 9 oz unsalted shelled pistachio
  1. Place the pistachios in a food processor and finely grind them. Set aside ½ cup of the ground pistachio.
  2. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and remaining pistachio on low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  5. Spread remaining pistachio on to a separate dish.
  6. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  7. Transfer the ball to the dish of remaining ground pistachio and roll it around to coat all sides.
  8. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Great to bring to parties.