Tut (Persian Marzipan)

These fragrant, rose-scented, Persian-style marzipan sweets are part of the Sofreh Haft Seen - the traditional Nowruz (Iranian New Year) display. "Tut" is the Farsi word for mulberries and these sweets are traditionally shaped like mulberries, but in our house we sometimes go rogue and shape them like bunnies! They are simple to prepare and a fun job for the kids. Enjoy tut with a cup of tea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
10 servings


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour

  • ½ cup powdered sugar, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 2 tablespoons rose water, or more as needed

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons raw pistachios


  1. Combine almond flour, powdered sugar, and cardamom in a medium bowl. Drizzle in rose water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and gently knead until a soft dough forms that doesn't stick to your hands. Taste and add more powdered sugar to reach desired sweetness. Adjust rose water if needed.

  2. Pinch off about 1/2 teaspoon of dough. Form into a ball and shape like a cone, to resemble a mulberry, or any shape that you like. Roll in white sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

  3. Chop pistachios into slivers, resembling stems. Place a pistachio sliver over each piece of "tut."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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