Raspberry- Lemonade Biscotti (with Roasted Raspberries)

I made a different version of this recipe once before… wasn’t too impressed with the flavors, but I loved the idea of a raspberry/lemon biscotti.  When I came upon a bounty of raspberries this summer, I found myself awake in the middle of the night thinking about this recipe again.  (Everyone has that problem, right?  Unable to sleep because you can’t get an idea for a recipe out of your head?) The problem with the original recipe was that the raspberry flavor really didn’t come through very well.  But one sleepness night, the solution came to me:  roast the raspberries.   Since roasting vegetables seems to bring out the best in them, why not try fruit as well?  So I tossed my raspberries in a small amount of sugar and canola oil & roasted them (just a little) until they were soft and fragrant.
Roasting the raspberries with sugar brought out some of the juices, so I let them drain while I prepared the biscotti dough.
I incorporated the roasted raspberries (not the juice), two heaping teaspoonfuls of lemon zest and a 1/4 cup of raspberry jam into the dough. I then took pieces of fresh raspberry and pressed them randomly into the top of the biscotti logs, and sprinkled more fresh lemon zest on top too.
If you’ve never made biscotti, it’s quite the laborious process. The logs are baked, then taken out of the oven and sliced. The sliced biscotti are then baked again on one side and then the other until they are finally crisp and perfect.
This recipe makes a lot- about 48 biscotti, so be prepared to wrap them up and give a few away.
So, was the sleepless night worth it? YES! I’m happy to report that these were full of raspberry flavor with a hint of lemon too. I’m not sure if roasting the raspberries did the trick or not, but it certainly was a different way to go about it.  Biscotti recipe saved!

This recipe can be found here: Raspberry- Lemonade Biscotti

Other biscotti recipes on the blogs:
RecipeGirlBrown Sugar- Cinnamon Biscotti
Brown Eyed BakerAnise-Almond Biscotti
Baking Bites:  Nutella Biscotti
Andrea’s RecipesWhite Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti w/ Orange
SugarlawsChocolate Chip Biscotti

32 Responses to “Raspberry- Lemonade Biscotti (with Roasted Raspberries)”

  1. postedAug 31, 2009 2:16 AM

    waw,…they look so perfect, very summer adapted,…yummie !!!!

  2. postedAug 31, 2009 5:51 AM

    Wow, these are gorgeous! What a great idea; I bet they tasted fabulous. I love that you pressed some raspberries onto the tops of the logs. Thanks for the shout out as well!

  3. postedAug 31, 2009 7:15 AM

    this looks so delicious!!!!

  4. postedAug 31, 2009 6:28 AM

    Definitely creative to roast the berries. And it makes sense too. I’ve been wanting to grill some fruit, and that’s essentially the same idea, right? I bet they’re delicious.

  5. postedAug 31, 2009 6:40 AM

    I haven’t made biscotti in a long time. I need to try this recipe. I love raspberry and lemon together.

  6. postedAug 31, 2009 7:06 AM

    Just gorgeous, and I have to day, genius! Roasting the fruit is a great idea, and one I’m not sure I;d have thought of. Great job!

  7. postedAug 31, 2009 7:52 AM

    What a great change to a less than impressive recipe. Nice job!

  8. postedAug 31, 2009 8:44 AM

    Ooo, what a great idea! These would be so tasty with a cup of tea.

  9. postedAug 31, 2009 9:57 AM

    What a sweet, tart flavor combination!

  10. postedAug 31, 2009 10:53 AM

    I can just imagine biting into a crunchy biscotti and then hit a soft chewy raspberry…delicious stuff!!!

  11. postedAug 31, 2009 11:43 AM

    I’m not normally a fan of crunchy cookies but have been known to give biscotti a try. Yours looks good.

    Btw, I love that second photo from the top!

  12. postedAug 31, 2009 3:39 PM

    Your biscotti is amazing and delightful.
    I’m drooling here….



  13. postedAug 31, 2009 4:11 PM

    Roasting the fruit!!! Grand idea!

  14. postedAug 31, 2009 5:14 PM

    love the idea of roasting the raspberries! it makes sense that it would bring out the best flavor of the berries.

  15. postedAug 31, 2009 5:34 PM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    I enjoyed the biscotti right to the very last bite. Yum! Thank’s for sharing with your Mom!
    PS Beautiful photos as usual.

  16. postedAug 31, 2009 5:41 PM

    Ah, biscotti. So perfect with coffee!

  17. postedAug 31, 2009 5:44 PM

    I havent made biscotti in awhile and these sound really different. I am a sucker for pretty much anything raspberry!

  18. postedSep 1, 2009 3:51 AM

    Those are gorgeous Lori. I was never a fan of biscotti until I made some last year. I would never buy it again, homemade all the way :)

  19. postedSep 1, 2009 4:16 AM

    So you couldn’t sleep because of a recipe, ha I wish that was my problem. Visions of sugar plums indeed :)

    Great job on the biscotti. I’ve never made, but I should def look into it.

  20. postedSep 1, 2009 4:33 AM

    I have never thought of roasting raspberries – have tried that with strawberries and it was fantastic.
    Beautiful biscotti, and the recipe makes more than enough to share!

  21. postedSep 1, 2009 5:02 AM

    Such a scrumptious variation of biscotti!!

  22. postedSep 1, 2009 6:32 AM

    Roasting raspberries? You are one creative baking genius. The biscotti look delightful!

  23. postedSep 1, 2009 7:26 AM

    These look phenomenal! I don’t usually seek out biscotti but this recipe has changed my mind. Raspberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combos! So creative to roast the berries. Kudos!

  24. postedSep 1, 2009 8:35 AM

    Great combination of flavors!

  25. postedSep 1, 2009 1:39 PM

    What a great idea for a biscotti flavour!!!

  26. postedSep 1, 2009 2:03 PM

    What a cool biscotti flavor, it sounds so good! I roasted strawberries once and wasn’t a huge fan, but maybe I’ll try again with raspberries.

  27. postedSep 1, 2009 2:41 PM

    You give them away? I don’t make biscotti but if someone gives them to me, I put them in a baggie in the freezer and pull them out one at a time and eat them as is (they’re not really frozen, just crunchier). Love the idea of raspberries and lemon and they look wonderful.

  28. postedSep 2, 2009 3:22 AM

    I love biscotti but doubt I will ever make them. Wish you had given them away to me! I agree roasting just about anything enhances the flavors- I’ve done it with rasberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and poured the result over a meringue and ice cream. The fruit flavors knocked me out.

  29. postedSep 2, 2009 9:57 AM

    Your sleepless night was so worth it! I pay a lot of attention and importance to the texture of any food, and this must have been soo good! The crunchy biscotti, with the soft raspberry! WOW!!

  30. postedSep 3, 2009 12:53 AM

    Incredible! I love those flavors together.
    I’m a huge fan of biscotti.

  31. postedSep 3, 2009 6:43 PM

    What a great idea. They sound great!

  32. postedSep 4, 2009 11:53 PM
    April Marie Claire

    Oh.. this just looks divine on some many levels.. I have to get back to baking again… = ) you are my inspiration.

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