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Pine Nut Pistachio Cranberry Florentines

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We’re calling on YOU to join us in experiencing the heavenly taste of our Pinenut Pistachio Cranberry Florentines.

A Florentine biscuit is a sweet pastry of nuts and fruit. Florentines are made of nuts nd candied cherries mixed with sugar melted together with butter and honey, cooked in an oven.

Sweet, Savory, and Scrumptious Pine nut Pistachio Cranberry Florentines
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Pine Nut Pistachio Cranberry Florentines

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 50 depending on size 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: France


We’re calling on YOU to join us in experiencing the heavenly taste of our Pine Nut Pistachio Cranberry Florentines!  These delicate, lacy cookies are the perfect blend of crunchy, sweet, and tangy, and are sure to satisfy your taste buds.  But don’t just take our word for it!


Units Scale
  • 200g Pine Nuts
  • 100g pistachios, 50g slightly chopped
  • 150g craisins
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tsp orange zest
  • 80 g butter
  • 4 Tb demerara sugar
  • 4 Tb corn syrup
  • ±200g milk or dark chocolate


  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oven to 160C / 320F.
  3. Place pinenuts, pistachios, craisins, flour, bicarb, and zest in a medium bowl and combine well.
  4. In a medium pot, over medium to high heat, add the butter, sugar, and syrup.
  5. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, then add to your dry ingredients.
  6. Mix quickly until everything is well combined. Be ready to work fast as the mixture will start to set.
  7. Place a tablespoon of the mixture onto the baking pan.
  8. Once all scooped out, I used my fingers to make sure the mixture stick together and in a nice drop.
  9. Leave enough space in between each florentine to allow for spreading.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or till you reach a nice dark golden color.
  11. Remove and leave them to cool in the pan and set them somewhat.
  12. They will spread a bit in the baking process, so once removed from the oven and cooled down slightly, use a 7.5cm (3 inches) scone cutter and place it over and around the florentine and move the slightly warm and pliable cookie inside the cutter to achieve a nice round florentine.
  13. You can also just use your hands and form them into a disc or just leave them as is.
  14. When you can handle them with ease and they will not break when you pick them up, place them on a wire rack, upside down.
  15. Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30-second bursts or until melted.
  16. Use 1 teaspoon full of chocolate and scoop the chocolate and smudge the bottoms completely with chocolate, using the bottom of the spoon to form swirling patterns.
  17. You can also do this by using a fork and making a squiggle across the still slightly soft chocolate, for a wave pattern.
  18. I also decorated the still-soft chocolate with holly berry quins for a more festive look.
  19. Place the florentines in the fridge in order for them to be completely set.
  20. Enjoy


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 8.8 g
  • Sodium: 62.5 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
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