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Sweets and Fruit

Ingredients for 4 people

¾ CUP Sugar
4 ½ CUPS Flour
3 Large Eggs Divided
2 CUPS Vin Santo Wine Chilled
4 CUPS Whole Almonds Unpeeled

1. PREHEAT oven to 350ºF

2. CREAM butter and sugar together

3. SEPARATE yolks from 2 eggs

4. Discard egg whites

5. ADD flour, egg, egg yolks and wine and mix together making sure to not over-mix

6. ADD almonds and hand mix with a wooden spoon

7. PLACE dough in a large zip lock bag

8. Cut tip of bag 1-1/2-inch wide

9. SQUEEZE dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, making a rope, about 1 ½-inches wide

10. Makes about 8 ropes

11. BAKE for 25 minutes

12. Remove from oven but leave the oven on

13. COOL Cantucci on parchment paper lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes

14. When cool enough to handle, approximately 10 minutes, cut into 3/8-inch diagonal slices on cutting board

15. Do not allow Cantucci to cool completely before you cut or else they will crumble

16. PLACE Cantucci slices on their side onto the baking sheet

17. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes, or until crisp and golden in color

18. ALLOW to cool and become crisp before serving

19. DIP Cantucci in additional chilled Vin Santo wine as the perfect ending to a fine meal