These savory black-pepper-and-fig-flecked biscotti are perfect for cocktail parties--just spread with softened goat cheese and serve with glasses of Sauvignon Blanc.

Marie Piraino
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1992


Recipe Summary

1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, pepper, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and egg whites, one at a time, mixing well to distribute the butter. Add the dry ingredients and mix until almost smooth. Stir in figs.

  • Working on a floured surface, shape the dough into 2 logs, each about 14 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick. Place the logs on a prepared baking sheet and press the tops to flatten to 1/2 inch high. Bake until firm to the touch, 18 to 23 minutes. Transfer the logs to a rack to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees .

  • Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 7.2g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 8.7mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 23.3IU 1% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 16.5mcg 4% DV; calcium 9.7mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 3.8mg 1% DV; potassium 33.2mg 1% DV; sodium 54.5mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Love Love LOVE these biscotti! Served them w/ brie and granny smith apples a hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Le Yum! This is a fun to eat! I love what the pepper gives to the biscotti. Read More