Pistachio-Blackberry Financier

These Financiers get a distinctive and exotic touch using pistachios and blackberries.  Wonderful with coffee or even a side of gelato for dessert.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup pistachios, shelled

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup egg whites (approximately 4 eggs)

1/2 pint large blackberries

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, grind pistachios with powdered sugar and flour until finely ground but do not go so far as to make a paste.  Add egg whites, melted butter and mix.  Batter can be used immediately or kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

3. When ready to bake, butter tiny tart molds or a mini muffin tin and spoon in batter to fill mold 2/3 of the way. 

4. Cut blackberries in half, the long way, and place 1/2 on top of the batter cut side down. 

5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in molds and gently lift cakes out.

Pistachio-Blackberry Financier

Nutritional Information

Based on 32 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

60

Total Fat     

3.5g

Saturated Fat  

2g

Monounsaturated Fat

1g

Cholesterol

10mg

Sodium

30mg

Carbohydrates

6g

Dietary Fiber      

0g

Protein

<1g

Potassium

30mg