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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Wonderful for dunking but just as delicious alone, these slightly crunchy biscotti feature the flavorful combo of cranberries and pistachios.—Ruth Know, Annville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons coarse sugar

Directions

  • Place cranberries in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pistachios and cranberries with liquid.
  • Divide dough into three portions. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 1-1/2-in. rectangle. Brush egg over rectangles and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 6-8 minutes on each side or until edges are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 93 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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