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Sun-Dried Tomato Biscotti with Basil-Cream Cheese Topping

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 32
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These baked sun-dried tomato biscotti with a creamy topping are just the perfect appetizers to serve to a group!

Ingredients

Biscotti

1/4
cup sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed)
2
eggs
3
tablespoons olive oil
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)

Topping

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Dash garlic powder
1/4
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (1 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover. Let stand 5 minutes; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Finely chop tomatoes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix eggs, oil and reserved tomato liquid until well blended. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder and the red pepper. Stir in tomatoes. Divide dough in half. On ungreased cookie sheet, shape each half into 10x3-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 10 minutes. Cut each rectangle crosswise into 16 (about 1/2-inch) slices. Turn slices cut side down on cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 minutes. Turn biscotti. Bake about 10 minutes longer or until crisp and golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, basil and dash of garlic powder. To serve, spread each biscotti with about 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with about 1/2 teaspoon chèvre cheese.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Biscotti
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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