Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

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Macarons are the perfect confection—beautifully crafted, agreeably sweet, and pleasing till the last bite.

 

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 12 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 430 / Protein 4g / Carbohydr. 45g / Fat 26g

Ingredients (6 servings)

72 gegg whites
245 gconfectioner’s sugar (divided)
0.25 tspgreen food coloring (powdered)
50 gground almonds
10pistachios
150 gbutter (soft)
15 gmarzipan
2lemons (zest)
1 tbsplemon marmalade

Utensils

baking sheet, oven, sieve, standing mixer or handheld mixer with beaters, silicone baking mat, piping bag, cutting board, knife, spatula

Wine Tip

Moscato rosa
Moscato rosa is a very unique wine from South Tyrol. Its intense bouquet of rose petals harmonizes well with the pistachios, while the lemon in the cream lends a nice touch of acidity to the wine’s mouth feel.

Step 1

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

In a standing mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Add confectioner’s sugar and food coloring and continue to beat until stiff white peaks form. Sift ground almonds through a sieve into egg whites and gently fold in by hand.

sieve, standing mixer or handheld mixer with beaters, spatula

72 g egg whites / 170 g confectioner’s sugar / 0.25 tsp green food coloring / 50 g almonds

Step 2

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

Transfer batter to piping bag.

piping bag

Step 3

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

Preheat oven to 140°C/285°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Pipe batter onto baking sheet to form poker chip-sized rounds, taking care to leave space between each. Gently tap baking sheet on kitchen counter to release air bubbles. Allow to sit at room temperature for approx. 30 min. Bake in a preheated oven at 140°C/285°F for approx. 10 – 12 min. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

baking sheet, oven, silicone baking mat

Step 4

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

Finely chop pistachios.

cutting board, knife

10 pistachios

Step 5

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

In a standing mixer, beat together butter and confectioner’s sugar until butter is white in color. Add marzipan, lemon zest, chopped pistachios, lemon marmalade and continue to beat until creamy and smooth.

standing mixer or handheld mixer with beaters

150 g butter / 75 g confectioner’s sugar / 15 g marzipan / 2 lemons / 1 tbsp lemon marmalade

Step 6

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

Transfer lemon buttercream to a piping bag.

piping bag

Step 7

Pistachio macarons with lemon buttercream

Pipe approx. 1 tsp of buttercream onto the bottom half of a macaron. Place another half on top and lightly press. Repeat until all macarons are assembled. Enjoy with afternoon tea or give as a thoughtful gift!