Now Over 300 Recipes for Italian Desserts
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.
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In this recipe the apples are
folded into the cheesecake
mixture, poured over a graham
cracker crust, and topped with a
crunchy crumb topping.
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
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Sfogliatelle means many leaves
or layers and this crisp pastry's
texture resembles leaves
stacked on each other.
Knot Cookies are traditional
Italian cookies that are usually
made for special occasions,
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert
made with mascarpone cheese,
delicate ladyfingers, and laced
with strong espresso coffee and
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
Zeppole are a fried Italian
pastry that are served warm
and dusted with confectioners'
sugar or cinnamon-sugar.
Here are two recipes for
cupcakes with the wonderful
flavor of Amaretto liqueur; one
Pizza di Crema is a
Neapolitan custard pie
flavored with orange zest,
cinnamon, and vanilla and
enhanced with cherries.
Italian rum cake is a traditional
Italian dessert often purchased
at an Italian bakery and
served on birthdays or other
Candied orange peel is the
skin or peel of an orange that
has been "preserved' in a
These ices are a mixture of
water, sugar and a flavoring.
They are grainy in texture and
are frozen in a pan in the
All Soul's Day, sometimes called the "Day of
the Dead," is on November 2 and follows All
Saint's Day. Many customs are associated
with All Soul's Day celebrations. Throughout
Italy, cafes and pastry shops begin to sell
special cookies in late October. Sweet treats
like these are meant to bring some cheer to
compensate for the sadness of the November
1 and 2 holidays.