Dried Fruit Biscotti

I have discovered Italian biscotti recently and I simply love them. Biscotti can be made in so many ways, with nuts, fruits or even chocolate. These homemade crunchy Dried Fruit Biscotti are wonderful alongside the morning hot tea or coffee.

dried fruit biscotti with a cup of coffee

The Biscotti recipe is very interesting. The batter of the biscotti is somehow similar to a cake batter, but thicker in consistency. The batter is shaped into two logs and baked. After they cool, they are cut into slices and baked again until they dry out.

These dried fruit biscotti are made with dried cranberries, plums, apricots and raisins that bring an amazing taste. You can also make them for holiday tables or as homemade gifts. Kids love them too, which is another reason to keep making them.

How to make dried fruit biscotti

Start by preheating your oven to a toasty 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whip up the butter and sugar until creamy. Toss in the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla extract, giving it all a good stir. Add baking powder and flour, and blend until well combined. Now, throw in those dry fruits and mix them in.

Pour the dough onto the baking sheet, shaping it into one lengthy log or two smaller logs, each about 2 inches (5cm) wide. The dough’s a bit sticky, so either wet your spatula or dust it with flour to get that perfect form.

Let it bake for 5 minutes. Once done, take it out, and let it chill for around 30 minutes. Now comes the slicing magic – cut it into stylish 1/2-inch diagonal slices and place them back on the baking tray.

Back into the oven, they go for another 15-17 minutes, until they turn golden brown. Your tasty treats are ready to be savored.

Hope you will give these Fruit Biscotti as they are simply irresistible. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

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Dried Fruit Biscotti

5 from 3 votes
Dried fruit biscotti made with dried cranberries, plums, apricots and raisins perfect alongside morning hot tea or coffee or for holiday tables and homemade gifts.
Servings 25 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 stick (110g) butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp (6g) baking powder
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruits (cranberries, plums, apricots)
  • 1 ¼ cup (160g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) nuts , optional


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy, then add eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Add baking powder and flour and mix until well blended. Stir in dry fruits. 
  • Pour the dough into one long log or 2 smaller logs into the prepared baking tray. The logs should be about 2 inches (5cm) wide. The dough is pretty sticky so you can wet your spatula or use flour to be able to give them the right shape.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool for about 30 minutes. Cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices and place them on the baking tray. Bake for another 15-17 minutes until golden brown.  



Serving: 1gCalories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 7.5gProtein: 0.9gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 23mgSugar: 3.7g
Calories: 66kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: apricots, biscotti, cranberries, fruit biscotti, fruits, lemon

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  1. ASHOK ADDENKI Author says:

    We need a biscottie recipie.

  2. Thiago Author says:

    Those look beautiful; this post just reiednmd me that I have not made biscotti since I was a kid, I think I was twelve. It was Mother’s Day and I wanted to make something really fancy for my mom, so I found a biscotti recipe and filled up a basket with them to surprise her with in the morning (breakfast in bed). Lord only knows if they were any good! How funny that I was not intimidated by such a thing at that age yet have not made biscotti since because I think it must be hard to make them come out well.

  3. Nitin Author says:

    I tried it at home and its amazing.;

  4. Uma Yadav Author says:

    best for tea time snack

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes.. these are absolutely great.. hope you will try them out

  5. Krishna Author says:

    I regularly eat snacks at tea time. I tasted many cookies, biscuits. Now i will try your recipe and i will let you know how it is here. Thank you.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So.. how did it turned for you?

  6. Sharon Liu Author says:

    the result comes out extremely perfect..at first, I though the dough is way to sticky and wet…but I still kept doing it and the flavour and crisp just exactly delicious…thanks for the recipe….

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad you kept doing it.. they are soo good in the end:)

  7. Best Bake Author says:

    Compare to cakes dough’s are difficult to get a perfect look. Your procedure of recipe is simple and easy. Thanks for sharing

  8. Francesca Author says:

    Hi Ella,
    Can I also use candid fruit with this recipe?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Never tried but sounds interesting.. maybe they will work as good.. don't know how they behave to double baking

  9. kranthi Author says:

    Wow! These Dried Fruit Biscotti cookies look divine, Ella! Absolutely YUM! 🙂

  10. Sandy Samir Author says:

    Hi, how can 1 1/4 cup of flour is equal to 160g? And 1/2 cup of nuts is equal to 50g??

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    I would like to thank for creating this interesting blog, because its looking good.thnx

  12. Abhishek Author says:

    Crunchy Recipe… Thanks for share

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      glad you enjoyed it

  13. Meenakshi Author says:

    Wow! These Dried Fruit Biscotti cookies look divine. Can be also made for holiday tables or as homemade?

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    Good one………..!!!!

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    Ein fantastisches Gebäck,danke.

  18. Sonia Author says:

    Wow.. These look so delicious and yumm.. I would love to try this recipe at home.

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    Wow look like so yummy! Crunchy Recipe… I think best for tea time snacks. Thanks for share dear

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    Wow …..
    I link Dried Fruit Biscotti, So I wanted to make something really fancy for mine. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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    Wow ..just love it.. i will try this recipe..

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    Thanks for share… I have tried them on my own and that was awesome!

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  27. Rupnarayan Author says:

    It looks so crunchy. Can we make it in 30 minutes?

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    Wonderful recipe, i will try once, photos are very good, thanks for sharing

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    Nice recipe, I will try it once and provide you the feedback

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    I think its a better option for take with tea.Thanks for give us useful information about this home made recipes. its can help for improve our health and keep up with the demands of our busy life.

  31. Angelo C Author says:

    I’ve been on a biscotti kick of late and let me tell you, this is a wonderful recipe.
    Not saying I’m an authority but with a name like “Angelo” and 5 Aunts form Italy always cooking and baking almost every day, I think it’s safe to say I’m a pretty good judge. Thank You! The butter makes it and I use 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white. Just a preference of mine.

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    Its such a mesmerizing recipe you got there, thanks for sharing.

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    this recipe is great, thanks for sharing this.

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    best snacks to eat with tea

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    thanks for sharing this

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    amazing recipe. I will surely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Rich Author says:

    Delicious Crunchy Recipe. it is the best snack to eat with tea. Thanks for sharing wonderful dis.

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  42. Baishakhi Author says:

    This is a great idea for morning and evening snacks. I will surely try the chocolate version.

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    best snacks to eat with tea, recipe is great

  44. Marhus Shane Author says:

    Best recipe and look how delectable it is. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  45. Has anyone tried it with gluten free flour?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      If I would try a gluten-free version I would go with oat and almond flour mixture. If I will try it out I will let you know.

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