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Hazelnut and Apricot Biscotti

These Hazelnut and Apricot Biscotti are filled with a crispy crunch from the hazelnuts and a sweet chewiness from the apricots.  Use your favorite fruit and nuts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 65
Calories 52kcal

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar Plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 more, beaten, for brushing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. In your electric mixer bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, anise seeds, salt and nuts. (I used the whisking attachment). Add dried apricots after beating the dough for about two minutes. Change to your paddle attachment. Add the eggs, and beat until the dough comes together, about 3 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough in half and form into logs. Place on parchment paper and keep flattening and adjusting until you have each log about 13 inches long, a little bigger than 2 inches wide and not quite an inch tall.
  • Brush the logs with the beaten egg (I just used egg white) and sprinkle with fine sugar. Bake for about 35 minutes. Let cool on the pans on a wire rack for 40 minutes. While they are cooling, reduce the oven temperature to 300.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut into slices about ½ inch wide. Arrange cut side up on the parchment and bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks for about 30 minutes.
  • Will keep in an airtight container for about a month.

Notes

Use your favorite dried fruits and nuts! 
Some favorite combinations:
  • Walnuts with dried cranberries.
  • Almonds with dried cherries.
  • Pecans with raisins.
  • Apricots and pistachio

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg