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Pistachio Fig Coins with Rose Water Recipe

Persian desserts invite nuts and fruits into sweets like our pistachio fig coins rose water recipe, perfect for Nowruz, with tea, or as a special treat.
Course: Healthy Snacks, Holidays
Keyword: Persian Desserts, Rose water recipe
Servings: 50 coins
Calories: 18kcal


  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios toasted and salted, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons dried culinary rose petals plus extra for garnish (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 4 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stem ends snipped


  • Make the coating for the coins:In a food processor, combine the powdered sugar, pistachios, and cardamom, and pulse to form a coarse meal. Add the rose petals and pulse a few times, until the petals are broken down slightly but you can still see shreds of pink. Transfer to a sealed jaruntil ready to use.
  • Place the almond butter, almond flour, dates, rose water, and salt in the food processor and pulse until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula as needed. Add the California Figs and pulse a few times until they’re just broken down but the mixture still has a firm, springy texture. Transfer to a clean work surface.
  • Divide the fig dough into two equal size balls. With lightly oiled hands, roll each ball into a compact log 7” long by 1” in diameter. Chill the logs in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight, before slicing.
  • Spread the coating in a rimmed dish. Using a serrated knife, slice the logs into ¼-inch thick coins. Working in batches, toss the coins in the coating until they are completely covered on both sides.
  • Arrange the coins on a platter. Coarsely chop a spoonful of the extra pistachios and sprinkle them on top. Take a generous pinch of the extra rose petals and crush them in your palms over the platter. Serve with hot black tea.
  • Store the coins in a parchment-lined cookie tin along with any extra coating, so you can quickly touch them up before serving.


Recipe and photo by Louisa Shafia


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg