There are few things in this world that make me happier than cherries. If you follow me anywhere, you know that I’m pretty obsessed with them. When Laura gave her Design Team the task of creating some recipes using Cherryman cherries, you could probably hear me squeal three counties away. It was a little bit difficult to move past the “open jar, put cherry in mouth” direction, but I managed! I’m really happy with how my Cherry Pistachio Biscotti turned out, and I’m also sharing a fun DIY for a cherry-inspired mason jar for gift giving.
- 3 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 7 oz sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 tbs almond extract
- grated zest of two large oranges
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
- 1 jar Cherryman cherries
Mix the wet ingredients together. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix together.
Stir in the orange zest, pistachios, and coarsely chopped cherries.
Place the dough on parchment paper in a long rectangle that is about 1/2″ thick.
Bake at 375 for thirty minutes. Put the uncut biscotti on a wire rack to cool for about five minutes, or until you can touch it without burning yourself.
With a serrated knife, cut it into slices that are about 1/2″ thick. Lay the slices down on the baking sheet and put it back in the oven for about six minutes each side.
Let the biscotti cool on the wire rack. Store it in an airtight container. Which leads me to this fun mason jar that is perfect for storing biscotti and giving as a gift!
- mason jar
- red and green felt
- white tissue paper
- red tissue paper
- baker’s twine
- felt glue
- Laura Kelly Fruits and Veggies Sizzix Die
- Laura Kelly Heart #5 Sizzix Die
- Sizzix Big Shot
Paint the mason jar with the decoupage. Attach the white tissue paper and put a topcoat of decoupage on.
Use the heart die to cut out two red tissue paper hearts.
Attach the hearts on two sides of the mason jar using the same decoupage technique.
Take your red felt and cut out just the peas from the fruits and veggies die.
I freehanded cut some stems with the green felt.
Attach the cherries to the stems with felt glue.
Wrap the baker’s twine around the top of the jar a few times. I simply hung my cherries on the last round.
How cute did that turn out?! It’s such a fun mason jar craft and the perfect way to both store the Cherry Pistachio Biscotti and give it as a gift.
You really need to see what the rest of Laura Kelly’s Design Team made with their Cherryman cherries! So much yumminess!