Biscotti with salted pistachios and kirsch-soaked dried cherries

December 12, 2013

Biscotti with salted pistachios and kirsch-soaked dried cherries

This biscotti recipe has been in my repertoire for years… so many years, in fact, that I can’t even remember when I came up with it. And, though I have countless versions of this recipe, this one is my husband’s favorite. So I end up making it more often than any of the others.

When it comes to the holidays, I often venture in baking dozens of these to give to family and friends – a labor of love for sure, but I think that efforts from our kitchens always make the best gifts.

The one thing I must mention, though, is that you’re not likely to break your teeth on one of these biscotti. They’re snappy for sure, but not rock-hard! I like my biscotti to be dry but crumbly, and so the recipe has evolved to give me these exact results. A very dear friend, who now lives near Venice, calls them “biscotti for the elderly!” It’s a name that has stuck in my mind, and which he didn’t mean as an insult… quite the contrary. It just means that nibbling on them is that much more pleasurable.

So enjoy these delicate and super-tasty morsels. May they find their way into your holiday gift baskets.

Biscotti with salted pistachios and kirsch-soaked dried cherries

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Biscotti with salted pistachios and kirsch-soaked dried cherries

I also love to bake these butter cookies with dried cranberries and roasted pecans for the holidays!

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Deb December 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I can understand why the festive red and green studded biscotti are a favorite! Bursting with seasonal flavors and ready for dunking in the nearest cup of coffee!


Viviane December 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

Deb! It’s so funny that you mention “red and green”… I never even made the connection in my mind about the colors of the season! I just decided to publish this recipe because it is my husband’s favorite – Ah!


foodwanderings December 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Hi Viviane, I absolutely love biscotti and the crumb in yours looks so perfect. You are inspiring me to bake some cookies…I am so behind this season. Happy Holidays. Shulie


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