Cranberry Pistachio Halva
Cranberry-pistachio halva. Photo by Jessica Halfin
Makes about 3 dozen squares
Simply the word for “candy” in Arabic, halva can be found in an endless variety of flavors these days throughout Israel.
The combination of brightly hued and deeply savory whole pistachio nuts and sweet –and-tangy dried cranberries is a festive mix that anyone would be happy to receive.
The process, though exact, is actually quite easy and quick if done right, making it an ideal choice for a DIY food gift, even for beginning candy-makers.