I love baking. Honestly I WAY prefer it to cooking. This might have something to do with the fact that anything I bake is received by my family with joy and gratitude as opposed to the meals I cook each night which, frankly, are always a bit like a shot in the dark. Sometimes they hit their target and sometimes they are so far off from the target you would think that I was purposely trying to torture them.
But as much as I love baking, there are some things I’ve never felt quite brave enough to attempt. And yet, it seems like the things I’m so afraid to try often are some of my most favorite desserts. It was only last year when I worked up the confidence to finally make crème brûlée.
So when Libby’s asked me to create a Spring recipe using one of their awesome (seriously folks these are the most fresh canned foods you’ve ever seen! No joke!) canned vegetables I decided it was time to overcome one of my biggest baking fears….biscotti.
It’s silly, I know, but those little slices of crunchy goodness have always seemed intimidating and complicated to me. But I decided that enough was enough!
I wanted to capture the flavors of carrot cake which is always a dessert that comes to my mind when I think of Spring and Easter.
And can I just tell you with all of the humility and grace and self-deprecation in the world that
I ROCKED BISCOTTI!! 😉
And now, you can rock biscotti too!! I promise you that if I can do it so can you!
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup pureed canned Libby's carrots (drain first)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- white chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner
- In a bowl, beat together the egg, sugar and baking powder with a whisk until it begins to fold back onto itself when you lift up the whisk.
- Add the carrot puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt and vanilla and whisk all ingredients together.
- Sprinkle the flour on top and then fold it in with a spatula.
- Add the raisins and stir together.
- Shape the dough into a flat log about 3 inches wide and 8 inches long. Moisten fingertips with water if dough becomes too sticky.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300. Slice into 1/2 inch slices, put them back on the baking sheet and bake for another 30 minutes flipping them over halfway through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before drizzling with melted white chocolate.
And because I’m so confident that you are going to want to overcome your own baking fears AND because of the generosity of the wonderful folks at Libby’s, we’re giving away an awesome prize package!
One lucky winner will receive this awesome Nutri Ninja Pro™ PLUS a fabulous assortment of Libby’s products.
That’s a prize value of over $100!
So hurry up and enter to win below!
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*I received compensation in exchange for this recipe creation but all opinions expressed are 100% my own*
How wonderful that would be with my coffee this morning! Thanks for the chance to win.
Hope Williams says
Biscotti is a super simple, easy sweet for your mornings. Now that you have a basic guide line, some ingredients are interchangeable. Such as nuts, berries, and your liquids and dry goods. The possibilities are endless! As are the flavors. This looks like a yummy recipe. I should mention that I am a classically trained chef. So, if you need help converting just ask and I will be glad to help.
Don’t be intimidated by any recipe, read it through first, then go for it.
Have a blessed day, Hope
Lisa Brown says
I like strawberries and whipped cream during the summer
Jill Nelson says
I’ve only made triple chocolate biscotti for Christmas gifts. This sounds so much more like something I would like!!
Michele Chabot says
My favorite spring dessert is any type of cake or cookies!
Katy | Her Cup of Joy says
This is such a unique biscotti combination. It looks delicious!
Robin C. says
Love me some Libby’s canned pumpkin and I love the prize package.
Diva Kreszl says
Those biscotti look amazing, definitely a recipe I will try!!!
Debra Beeuwsaert says
I am going to try this biscotti recipe. Also the giveaway is great.
Karen J says
Love biscotti too but my all time favorite spring dessert is old fashioned strawberry shortcake. So good and brings back great memories every time.
My favorite Spring dessert is Lemon Blueberry Cake.
Jean from Georgia says
What a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it. My favorite recipe changes with the seasons and with holidays. For my Easter meal and my daughter’s birthday the favorite recipe will be my Coconut cake made from scratch and with fresh coconut. Cannot wait to start that this weekend.
Stacy Ewart says
Im going to make these and bring Sat am when to treat the ladies when we decorate the church for Easter ! This will be perfect ..Thank you
strawberry shortcake is my favorite!
Sally Croft says
Looks delish, I love biscotti. Never have tried to make them, butI now I just might give it a try. Happy Easter to you and your family
.PS: Thank to Libby for their great products.
Leslie S. says
I love all things lemon, so I tend to go with a lemon bar for springtime. I found a recipe online recently for a Mon Bake Lemon Bar with a crust made from cashews and dates that is wonderful. 🙂
Carrot cake is my favorite spring dessert…with lots and lots of cream cheese frosting!!
This Biscotti recipe sounds perfect for my next get-together! I’m using Libby’s pumpkin for a pie today. Thank you for a great Libby’s contest.
Chris Ann says
Spring time dessert favorite – is a tie between Lemon blueberry cake and sour cream cherry pie. I love the baked goods I make using Libby’s canned pumpkin! Thank you and have a wonderful Easter !
Strawberry shortcake and homemade vanilla ice cream is my springtime favorite dessert.
I love carrot cupcakes.
john h says
my favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake
I love carrot cake and will definitely try this!
Denise M says
My fave is chocolate covered strawberries, both dark and milk chocolate and with a drizzle of white chocolate or rolled in nuts
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
You DID rock the biscotti – wow! Looks amazing! I love Libby’s cream style and whole kernel corn. Yum! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love strawberry shortcake
Kaye Killgore says
Strawberry shortcake, strawberry cream pie
Coconut Cake! Perfect for Easter as well 🙂
Christy Spurlock says
I love any and all fresh fruits…..especially LEMON!!!
nicole dziedzic says
My favorite spring dessert would have to be Lemon Cake for sure, it is so moist and delicious.
I would have to say lemon squares though I make them all year long it is just that they are so fresh and remind me of spring.
Peggy Deaux. says
Carrot cake whoppl pies are at the top of my list of desserts. However, I’m thinking carrot cake biscotti might take over. I don’t think I’ll feel so guilty eating them.
AAAAAAWWWW !!!!! Strawberry Short Cake ..l….
Can’t go wrong with Libby’s
Lemon Meringue Pie!
Thomas Murphy says
I love Strawberry shortcake in the spring.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Carrot Cake Is My Favorite With Cream Cheese Icing.
Margot C says
WE like Strawberries & Cream; when the season comes we can’t stop!
I love strawberry shortcake for a spring dessert – so refreshing
Kayte CookWatts says
I like blood orange slices dipped in a little melted dark chocolate.
Angelica Dimeo says
Barbara Ann says
I never thought of using carrots and that Libbys have puree carrots to make sweets with. While biscotti is great to eat, making them scares me too. But I will try. I’m wanting to try scones and am thinking these carrots could be adapted for scones too. Thanks for braving it for all of us to try. Happy dipping!
Linda Szymoniak says
Fresh fruit is my favorite dessert any time of year
I LOVE STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN SOUR CREAM THEN DIP IN BROWN SUGAR. POP IT IN YOUR MOUTH ENJOY THEN REPEAT.
Amy Pratt says
I love raspberries and heavy cream.
Adrienne gordon says
I like key lime pie
I love a good strawberry pie with graham cracker crust!
Heather B says
My favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake trifle.
My favorite spring dessert is Angel Food cake, cut in half, add fruit, frost with whipped cream and add fruit to the top. Yummy!
Devra Shear says
This receipe sounds GREAT! I’ve used Libby’s pumpkin for years, but have never tried their carrots. Great idea to keep them in the pantry if baking inspiration hits in the middle of the night. Carrot cake has always been my family’s favorite, so I can’t wait to try this biscotti. Thanks for a great blog….. I enjoy it with morning coffee!!!!!!!!
I like pineapple upside down cake.
I like strawberry shortcake
Richard Hicks says
My favorite spring desert is coconut crème pie
Tracy Davis says
Carrot cake is my fave!!
One of my favorites is a Lemon Yogurt Loaf Cake with a powdered sugar lemon juice glaze.
Alan Saxon says
My favorite is Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake.
Debbi Wellenstein says
My favorite spring dessert is a yellow cake with pineapple filling and whipped cream frosting.
My favorite is strawberry pie.
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Mary Calabrese says
cherry cheesecake is awesome.
Carla S says
My favorite spring dessert is key lime pie.
Brittney House says
I love homemade cheesecakes.
I like lemon spongecake with cream cheese icing sprinkled with raspberries for spring
Cristiana Myers says
Favorite dessert is cheesecake with fresh strawberries on it!
denise low says
We like strawberry short cake. This is our favorite. Thank you for the entry
Great recipe, bet the carrot purée’ would work well for carrot cake/bars too!
My favorite spring dessert is carrot cake
Springtime is sour cream pound cake (made with almond extract) with strawberries and whipped cream. Carrot cake is Christmas. I love biscotti, time to try making my own.
cyndee robinson says
Love ambrosia salad.
steve weber says
I make a delicious lemon curd dessert.
Tina voyles says
I bet these would be great with pumpkin, too!
Ann Fantom says
Carrot cake is my favorite Spring dessert.
Maria Morais Sarmento says
I just love trifles!!! Strawberries, peaches…love it!
Holly E says
I love Strawberry Cobbler.
bonnie sue says
biscotti and carrot cake–how can it be wrong?
nadya kotik says
I love strawberry cakes and rhubarb pies
carol clark says
i like blueberry muffins in the spring its my fav..
Stephanie Galbraith says
I love Cheesecake.
Priscilla S. says
My favorite Spring dessert is a toss up between lemon bars and strawberry short cake.
Ashley C says
I love strawberry white chocolate cheesecake bars!
Linda R says
I love fresh fruit with real whipped cream on top. Easy and refreshing.
Jessica Tysen says
I can’t wait to try the carrot cake biscotti. My favorite Spring dessert is Jersey Cheesecake topped with berries. My Aunt Nellie used to make these cheesecakes for her neighbor’s French restaurant when she lived in New Orleans. It’s light and yet, decadent. I’ve served this to friends and family over the years and always get rave reviews.
Jennifer Williams says
I make a springtime dessert that involves layering pound cake, strawberries, strawberry jello and cool whip. The cake soaks up the jello and it’s amazing!
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
Yummy! I’ve never heard of carrot cake biscotti before! You are brilliant!
I have a mug of coffee just waiting for this!!
Lemon pound cake! Fresh strawberry pie! Vanilla cupcakes! Pear galette! I could go on….
Dezi A says
Anything lemon!! Love trying all new lemon recipes.
Marie B says
I love strawberry shortcake!! Mmmmmm!!
My favorite spring dessert is strawberry rhubarb pie!
I made biscotti (chocolate peppermint) for the first time at Christmas and it was super easy. I definitely have to try this one too. Thank you for the recipe.
Paula Michele Hafner says
I like to make homemade strawberry pie with fresh strawberries.
My favorite spring dessert peach cobbler
Evelyn Goettner says
I love lemon cheesecake bars. I love anything lemony.
Tim A says
My favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake.
Denise S says
I love every dessert all year long! Chocolate cake is my favorite.
My favorite spring dessert is cheesecake =)
Deb C says
One of my favorites is fresh raspberries on Lady Fingers wtih whipped cream.
brandy c says
I like pink cherry cupcakes for Spring.
kymi a says
Favorite Spring dessert is fresh baked mango bread and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So yummy!
Erica B. says
Anything with fresh fruit.
Monique Rizzo says
For some reason I like Lemon flavors, so I love making a lemon pudding pound cake.
Angela Cisco says
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite spring dessert is homemade peanut butter pie.
Tina Reynolds says
I love strawberry shortcake or cherry cheesecake
Ellie Wright says
I love peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
I like strawberry rhubarb pie.
Lisa V. says
My favorite is peach cobbler.
Tara Braun says
I love lemon bars.
Stephanie Larison says
My favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake, yum.
Laurie Emerson says
My favorite Spring dessert is my strawberry and rhubarb sauce that I serve warm over vanilla ice cream.
Peggy Rydzewski says
Strawberry shortcake is our favorite.
Eugenia Hall says
Lemon Curd Tartlets with fresh berries on them are lovely this time of year!
Eugenia Hall says
Lemon Curd Tartlets with fresh berries on them are lovely this time of year. When it gets a bit later Strawberry Pie is lovely too.
Betty C says
My favorite spring dessert is strawberries with anything and everything.