Pine Nuts, also known as Pignoli, have been a delicacy in many cuisines for centuries. Perhaps best known as an ingredient in the world-famous sauce "pesto," pine nuts have been eaten since the Paleolithic period. Pine Nuts are the nut which is produced from several varieties of Pine Trees. The strong flavor of Pine Nuts mellows with cooking and is replaced with a nutty, almost sweet taste.
Suggested Use: Pine Nuts are delicious toasted and sprinkled on salads, pilaf, couscous or pasta. Pine Nuts are a main ingredient in traditional pesto sauce and a primary ingredient in Italian pignolia cookies. They're also a tasty addition to pizza, quick breads and muffins.
Ingredients: Pine nuts. (Contains tree nuts).
Basic Prep: Add Pine Nuts directly to recipe or toast for a nuttier flavor. Do not toast pine nuts when using in cookies or other baked recipes.
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