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Raspberry and Pistachio Semifreddo

Ideal for a Tasmanian summer Christmas, this semifreddo features fresh raspberries and pistachios in a colourful and delicious frozen dessert.

How long will it take?

30 minutes preparation plus overnight freezing

What’s the serving size?

Serves 8


What do I need?

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups thickened cream, whipped
  • 1 cup pistachio nut kernels, roasted, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater
  • Mint leaves to serve
  • 200g fresh raspberries plus additional 100g fresh raspberries to serve

How do I make it?

  1. Grease a 19cm long x 6cm deep loaf pan. Line with baking paper and leave a 5cm overhang on both ends.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer. In a heatproof bowl place eggs, egg yolks and sugar. Place bowl over a saucepan and whisk ingredients for 4 to 5 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk for a further 5 minutes or until cool.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and fold in cream, 2/3 cup pistachios, 200g raspberries and rosewater.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Cover and place in freezer overnight.
  7. Stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before turning out on a plate. Top with remaining raspberries and pistachios and mint leaves to serve.

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