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Chocolate – Pear Biscotti

Chocolate – Pear Biscotti
PREP TIME
3h
COOK TIME
1h 40 min
YIELDS
12 servings

A scone-like dough is packed with roasted pear chunks and bittersweet chocolate pieces before being double baked into these crispy sticks. Perfect for coffee dunking or simply munching on the go!

Why I love this recipe

Buttery, just sweet enough, filled with occasional bursts of just tender, caramelized fruit and decadent, bittersweet chocolate chunks. Crunchy, but not “break-your-teeth” hard, they make perfect coffee dunkers as well as traffic-jam snacks!

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Ingredients

2
large pears, peeled, cored and cut into ½" chunks
1
cup flour
½
cup spelt flour
½
Tbsp baking powder
¼
cup sugar
¼
tsp cardamom
½
tsp salt
¼
cup cold butter, diced
2
Tbsp non hydrogenated shortening
cup half and half cream
1
egg
¼
cup bittersweet chocolate chips
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Directions

Notes

Use firm pears for this (I've even used Asian pears with great success).

Step 1

Heat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Step 2

Spread the pear chunks out in one layer and roast for 15-20 minutes, until browned on the bottoms. Cool on the sheet at least 1 hour, then transfer to a bowl or plate and reserve.

Step 3

Reduce oven to 350°F and place a new layer of parchment on the baking sheet.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar, cardamom and salt.

Step 5

Cut in butter and shortening, then stir in cream and egg until evenly combined.

Step 6

Fold in chocolate chunks and roasted pears.

Step 7

Place on the sheet and form into a log about 1” thick.

Step 8

Bake for 44-45 minutes, until firm. Cool 30 minutes on the sheet, then slice diagonally into ¾” thick slices.

Step 9

Reduce oven to 325°F

Step 10

Place slices, standing up, back onto parchment lined sheet pans ½” apart.

Step 11

Bake 35-40 minutes, until crisp and browned.

Step 12

Cool on the sheets.

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