Bocconcini di Dama

Ladies’ Delights

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    By Nick Malgieri

    Published 1990

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    These delicious pistachio confections are a specialty of the Santo Spirito Monastery, in Agrigento, where I have enjoyed them several times. Agrigento and pistachios go hand in hand, since it is in Favara, right outside the town, that the pistachios grow. Seeing these confections for the first time made me understand why some pistachios are dyed red. For the bocconcini, the skins (natural and undyed) are left on the pistachios, and they tint the sugar coating a delicate pink as their