Italian Desserts

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This is our collection of Italian dessert recipes for everyday, holidays, seasons of the year, and special occasions. 
It contains traditional and non-traditional (cucina nuova) Italian desserts for simple family gatherings or for entertaining.
Italian Apple Crumb Cheesecake
Orange Ricotta Tart with a Chocolate Cinnamon Crust
Italian Apple Crumb Cheesecake
Orange Ricotta Tart with a Chocolate Cinnamon Crust
In this recipe the apples are
folded into the cheesecake
mixture, poured over a graham
cracker crust, and topped with a
crunchy crumb topping.

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This tart has a ricotta cheese
filling that is light in texture
with a subtle citrus orange
flavor on top of a crunchy
chocolate and cinnamon
pastry crust.

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Sfogliatelle means many leaves
or layers and this crisp pastry's
texture resembles leaves
stacked on each other.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Semifreddo
Italian Knot Cookies
Italian Love Knot Cookies
Knot Cookies are traditional
Italian cookies that are usually
made for special occasions,
especially weddings.

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Tiramisu is an Italian dessert
made with mascarpone cheese,
delicate ladyfingers, and laced
with strong espresso coffee and
Marsala wine.

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Sicilian Cassata
Sicilian Cassata
Cannoli Cake
Sicilian cassata is a traditional
dessert made with a ricotta
cheese mixture as is used in
cannoli, candied citrus peel, and
homemade sponge cake (pan
di spagna).

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Cinnamon Zeppole
Zeppole are a fried Italian
pastry that are served warm
and dusted with confectioners'
sugar or cinnamon-sugar.

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Amaretto Cupcakes
Amaretto Cupcakes
Here are two recipes for
cupcakes with the wonderful
flavor of Amaretto liqueur; one
is gluten-free.

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Pizza di Crema
Pizza di Crema
Pizza di Crema is a
Neapolitan custard pie
flavored with orange zest,
cinnamon, and vanilla and
enhanced with cherries.

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Italian Rum Cake
Italian Rum Cake
Italian rum cake is a traditional
Italian dessert often purchased
at an Italian bakery and
served on birthdays or other
special occasions.

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Candied Orange Peel
Candied Orange Peel
Candied orange peel is the
skin or peel of an orange that
has been "preserved' in a
sugar syrup.

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Granita Recipes
These ices are a mixture of
water, sugar and a flavoring.
They are grainy in texture and
are frozen in a pan in the

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Italian Desserts
Italian Desserts
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Pumpkin cupcakes have a light texture
and a delicate spicy flavor. The velvety
smooth cream cheese icing is a perfect
topping but the cupcakes could also be
served with a simple dustng of
confectioners' sugar.

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