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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1992

Marie Piraino


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  • 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; 0.6 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 33 mg potassium; 7.2 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.1 g protein; 23 IU vitamin a iu; 17 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium;

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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