Pistachio basboussa recipe

4 servings
45 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
½ cup yogurt

½ cup honey

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon rose water

¾ cup shelled pistachios

1 cup cornmeal

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ cup chopped almonds

¼ cup chopped pistachios

Some honey for drizzling


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8-inch baking pan.
  • Grind the pistachios to a powder in a food processor.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey, melted butter and rosewater.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together and stir them into the yogurt, honey and butter mixture.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Top the basboussa with the chopped almonds and pistachios and return to the oven.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes. Cut the basboussa into lozenges and drizzle it with honey. Let cool. Serve at room temperature.
D Dinners and Dreams~A Moroccan Recipe Journal

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