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Almond Cherry Biscotti with Citrus

Almond Cherry Biscotti with Citrus

Italian for "biscuit," biscotti are twice baked for extra crispiness.

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  • 12Servings


  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or orange zest
  • 2½ cups white whole-wheat flour, spooned into measuring cups and leveled
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • canola oil cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. With a mixer, beat canola oil, sugar, baking powder and baking soda on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs and zest. Reduce to low speed, gradually adding flour, and beat to a coarse meal texture. (Dough will be fairly dry at this point.) 

3. Add cherries and almonds. Using a spoon, blend thoroughly. Knead slightly and shape into two logs that are 9 inches long, ½ inch high, and 2 inches wide. 

4. Coat a large nonstick baking sheet with canola oil cooking spray and place logs on baking sheet.

5. Bake at 375°F for 18 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on baking sheet 20 minutes. Gently remove and place on a cutting board.

6. Reduce heat to 325°F. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut each roll crosswise, and on a diagonal, into 12 slices. Place slices cut-side down on baking sheet, and bake 9 minutes on each side or until crisp and light brown. Place baking sheet on a wire rack and cool completely.

Tip: Let biscotti stand 4 hours to allow flavors to blend. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. Dried cranberries can be substituted for dried cherries and pistachios for almonds.


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