Black Pepper Biscotti

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 1992

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.

Ingredients 48 servings

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried figs, chopped

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 °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.
  2. 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 °.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 biscotti
  • Per serving: 38 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 23 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 55 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

December 22, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Le Yum! This is a fun to eat! I love what the pepper gives to the biscotti.
August 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Love, Love, LOVE these biscotti! Served them w/ brie and granny smith apples, a hit!