These pistachio blondies with white chocolate are decadent, chewy and delicious. They have crunch from chopped pistachios, sweetness from white chocolate and the sharp raspberry puree is swirled into hearts. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Serve alone or topped with vanilla ice cream.
Stop what you're doing and look up. Just for a moment. Go on. See that swirling around you? It feels a bit warm and fuzzy, a bit schmaltzy and decadent? That would be love. People, it's nearly Valentine's Day, so love is in the air.
Somehow never noticing the racks of red cards at the supermarket or the sudden proliferation of crimson roses in every garage forecourt, my husband forgets Valentine's Day every year. Every year. I've learned to not-so-subtly remind him a few days before V-Day.
Anyone else need a little reminder? IT'S 14TH FEB!! It's not like Easter or Mother's Day where the date changes every year (sometime in March? April?). It's on the same date every year. Sigh.
If you're looking for other great Valentine's Day sweet recipes, be sure to try my Easy Jam Hand Pies or Mini Dark Chocolate Tarts with Salted Caramel.
White Chocolate Pistachio Blondies with Raspberry Swirl Hearts
Sometimes men don't always appreciate subtle, but I baked these pistachio blondies and added raspberry swirl hearts to make them perfect for Valentine's Day. My husband didn't make the connection. Sigh again.
These pistachio blondies are chewy and soft with a lovely texture from the chopped green pistachios. The white chocolate is creamy and decadent, so I've cut through that sweetness with slightly sharp raspberry puree, made with frozen raspberries.
Frozen raspberries are so handy to keep in the freezer. I love them added, still frozen, to hot porridge in the morning or (is this weird?!) eaten straight from the freezer as a snack.
For these pistachio blondies, I made the raspberry puree by whizzing frozen berries with a little sugar and then sieving out the seeds. Instead of just swirling it, I dropped teaspoons of the puree into the batter and cut downwards with a knife to turn them into pretty hearts. This dessert is really easy to make so I hope you'll give it a try!
Frozen raspberries make it easy to whiz up the raspberry sauce at any time of year. I love how frozen fruits mean you can have berries year-round that retain all their goodness and flavour. I always keep a stash in the freezer.
I've then topped these tasty pistachio blondies with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, plus an extra drizzle of raspberry puree.
It's a decadent and delicious treat - perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Pistachio Blondies with Raspberry Swirl Hearts
- 100 g (¾ cup) fresh or frozen & thawed raspberries
- 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 225 g (1 ¾ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Large pinch sea salt
- 175 g (¾ cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 75 g (⅓ cup) granulated sugar
- 75 g (⅓ cup) light brown sugar
- 2 large free-range eggs lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200 g (7oz) white chocolate, roughly chopped
- 50 g (½ cup) shelled unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped (plus extra to decorate)
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Grease and line a 20cm/8 inch square baking tin.
For the easy raspberry puree
- Whiz the raspberries in a food processor or with a hand-held stick blender until smooth, then press through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Add the sugar to the bowl of thick raspberry juice and stir to combine. Set aside.
For the Pistachio Blondies
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir the sugars into the slightly cooled butter then add the beaten eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the butter mixture, pistachios and chopped white chocolate to the flour mixture and gently combine.
- Pour the batter into the tin and spread to the edges evenly. Add teaspoons of the raspberry puree to the top of the batter (you won’t need it all. Save the remainder to serve) and use a knife to cut through the raspberry to create swirls or hearts. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are set and the middle is slightly jiggly but beginning to set.
- Allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan, then cut into squares to serve.
- They’re lovely topped with a scoop of ice cream, raspberry puree and chopped pistachios.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
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These were so tasty! I made them for my love for valentines day and shared with my office too.
THese were sooo good. I added the ice cream and rasperry puree (it was so easy!). Everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe!
I'm so pleased that you liked them!
Love pistachio and these look so yummy. I loved the dollop of ice cream on top..may be, I will top mine with pistachio gellato. Yum.
Pistachio gellato is SUCH a great idea!!
Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
Oh my oh my... these pistachio blondies looks sooo good. And the way you describe this beauty, made me even more eager to try it. Raspberry swill hearts are just cuttest thing. Perfect Valentine's dessert 😉 Sharing this!
Thanks so much. What a lovely thing for you to say.
Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C
I'm dying over those raspberry swirl hearts! How clever. My hubby would love this, with the pistachios and white chocolate. Nice recipe!
THanks Andrea! The hearts are so easy to do and adorable.
Adriana Lopez Martn
Blondies are my favorites and yoru look so good perfect treat for valentines,. By the way yoru photography is amazing congrats!
These are so gorgeous! Love the hearts! So cute!
Thanks! The hearts are really sweet, aren't they?
I knew that your recipe would taste great by looking at the beautiful pictures but when I read the ingredients.... I'm in love! Beautiful.
Aw, such a lovely thing for you to say 🙂
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
I've never seen a reason to pick a blondie over a brownie, but pistachios might just tip the scales! Love this!
I love white chocolate so often choose blondies. I hope the pistachios can woo you towards them!
These are just glorious Kate - how could he not notice their beauty? He doesn't deserve them, I do!
These are just so beautiful and perfect for Valentine's Day! Pinning this to make for VDay 🙂
I hope you enjoy them on Valentine's Day! Let me know how you get on 🙂
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
These are the perfect little treat for the special day. I love pistachios, and the combination of raspberries is so delicious. Great way to end a meal...or have in the afternoon with a latte.
I like the idea of having them with a latte!
Hehe, the past couple of years my best friend has had to pre-warn Jonny that Valentine's is fast approaching, as him forgetting does NO go down well in this house! 😀
However, this year he saw an ad on FB for a V day dinner and asked if he could take me out to dinner #swoon!
PS I'd have been just as happy with a huge plate of these blodies too though 😉
Ha ha! Nice that your friend helps you out!
Such a great idea for Valentine's Day! I love how you made the raspberry swirls using Iceland's frozen raspberries. Pinning this recipe for later!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
Katherine these are such a decadent treat. I do actually have a selection of frozen fruit from Iceland Food and will whip up something similar with the kiddoes tomorrow.
Frozen fruit is soooo versatile and handy to stash in the freezer!
Oh my! What a lovely combination of flavours, and so perfect for Valentine's Day! I imagine the sharp raspberry puree is lovely against the sweet blondie 🙂
The raspberry really does offset the sweet blondie nicely!
Sus // roughmeasures.com
These sound better than any card! Charlie also forgets every year, and doesn't even flicker at my daily reminders prior to V day! Ah well, I'll take blondies any day!
These are absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how perfect the hearts look - are they really as easy to do as you say?
I always have a bag of Rasps in the freezer. Love them for breakfast in porridge, bircher muesli and on granola.
Thanks! I coaxed them into heart shapes with the knife, but they're quite easy to make into the shapes! Not all of them looked exactly like hearts after baking, but you can't tell once they're covered in ice cream!
My oh my, this looks sooo good! From the chewy-soft pistachio-flecked blondie to the clever raspberry heart (that serves as a big hint if made the day before Valentine's Day!) this has special treat written all over it. Glorious!
Thanks Kellie! I love a chewy blondie 🙂
Ana De- Jesus
These pistachio blondies look incredible I would love some right now ! Beautiful photos as well mmmm xx