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Perfect Pistachio Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

4.20 from 5 votes
Adi Marom – @adimarom5
Indulge in the heavenly combination of these delicate pistachio rolls, baked to golden perfection, and generously topped with creamy, velvety cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time :45 minutes
Cook Time :35 minutes
Rise time: :1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time :3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6







  • In a mixer bowl with a dough hook attachment, combine the egg, milk, sour cream, sugar, yeast, flour, and salt. Activate the mixer on low speed and gradually add the butter. Continue mixing for an additional 2 minutes. Then, increase the mixer speed to high-medium and knead for about 10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and uniform. Remember, the kneading time is crucial for that perfect texture and gluten development. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size (approximately one hour).
  • For the filling, mix the ground pistachios, powdered sugar, and room temperature butter in a bowl until you achieve a smooth paste.
  • Once the dough has risen, divide it into two equal parts. Roll out each part into a thin and even rectangle. Spread the delightful pistachio filling on top, ensuring it covers the dough completely. If the filling has cooled and hardened, you can gently microwave it in short bursts to soften it.
  •  Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, slice the dough into strips of even thickness. Roll them up into delectable rolls and flatten them slightly. Place the pistachio rolls in a suitable baking pan, leaving gaps between them to allow for rising. Let them rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) in turbo mode. Bake the rolls for approximately 35 minutes or until they achieve a lovely golden brown color on top and bottom.
  • While the rolls cool off, prepare the frosting by mixing cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and powdered sugar together in a bowl. Refrigerate the frosting until ready to use.
  • Once the rolls have cooled, generously spread the luscious cream cheese frosting on top. Sprinkle some crushed pistachios for that perfect finishing touch. Enjoy!


pistachio rolls recipe
Credit: Adi Marom

Health Benefits of Pistachios

Nutrient-Rich: Pistachios are packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins (vitamin B6, thiamine), minerals (potassium, copper), and antioxidants (such as lutein and zeaxanthin) that contribute to overall health and well-being.

Antioxidants: Pistachios are rich in antioxidants that help protect against oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and support overall cellular health.

How to freeze pistachio rolls

Allow the Pistachio Rolls to cool completely after baking. Wrap each individual roll tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn and maintain freshness. Place the wrapped Pistachio Rolls in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag, ensuring they are well-sealed, and place the container or bag in the freezer. Pistachio rolls can typically be frozen for up to 2-3 months without significant loss of quality.

Can I add other flavors or ingredients to the pistachio filling?

Yes, you can certainly do that! Here are a few ideas: vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon zest, chocolate chips, dried fruits, cinnamon or cardamom.

Are pistachio rolls suitable for people with nut allergies?

No, pistachio rolls are not suitable for individuals with nut allergies. Pistachios are tree nuts, and people with nut allergies should avoid consuming them or any products that contain pistachios.

pistachio rolls recipe
Credit: Adi Marom

How long do the pistachio rolls stay fresh?

They can stay fresh for approximately 2-3 days when stored properly. Allow them to cool completely after baking.

2️⃣ Store the rolls in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.

3️⃣ Keep the container or wrapped rolls at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.

4️⃣ Avoid storing the rolls in the refrigerator, as it can cause them to become dry.

pistachio rolls recipe
Credit: Adi Marom

Can I make this recipe gluten free?

Absolutely! Here are a few suggestions:

Gluten Free Flour Blend: Use a mix of rice flour, almond flour, and tapioca flour with the same weight measurement as specified in the recipe.

Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum: Add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum or guar gum per 1 cup of the gluten free flour blend to help improve the texture and structure of the dough, compensating for the lack of gluten.

Follow the Recipe Steps: Follow the same preparation and assembly steps mentioned in the original recipe while using gluten-free ingredients. Adjust the rising and baking times as needed, as gluten-free dough may require slightly different baking conditions.

pistachio rolls recipe
Credit: Adi Marom

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