Lemon Glazed Pistachio Coffeecake


1 cup Natural American pistachios
1 package (16 oz.) Hot roll mix
2 tablespoons Grated lemon peel
Glaze (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons Melted margarine or butter
1/3 cup Light brown sugar (packed)


Finely chop 1 cup pistachios; set aside 1/2 cup for the Glaze. Prepare hot roll mix dough as package directs, adding lemon peel to flour and yeast mixture. Shape dough into ball then knead for 2 minutes. Set aside.
Prepare glaze (directions follow), then divide Glaze evenly in 2 greased 9-inch cake pans. Roll or pat out dough on lightly floured surface to 16 x 8-inch rectangle. Spread with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/2 cup pistachios. Roll up, starting from long edge. Cut rolled dough into 16 slices. Place slices cut-side up in pans. Let rise in warm place for 30 minutes. Bake at 375°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Immediately invert from pans onto plates.
1/4 cup Butter or margarine
1/3 cup Dark corn syrup
1/3 cup Lemon juice
1/3 cup Light brown sugar
1/2 cup Chopped pistachios
Heat ingredients together in saucepan until butter is melted and glaze is smooth and blended.
Yields 16 servings.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!