When you think about the foods of Italy, you might not think of apples, yet Italy is one of the top five
producers of apples worldwide. The area most associated with apples is Val di Non in the
northeastern region of Trentino. But apples are also grown in Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Piedmont,
and Campania. Apples appear in the local cuisine in a variety of ways, most commonly in desserts
and cakes. These apple dessert recipes are a simply delicious treat for fall and winter.
Apple fritters are made from rings of fresh apples that
are dipped in batter and fried. The result is a thin,
crispy brown crust fritter that is filled with warm, soft
This is a delicious variation of the traditional cannoli
recipe. It's a great dessert for any fall get-together or a
special addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.
Austria is the homeland of strudel but the dessert is
also popular in the Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli
Venezia Giulia regions in northern Italy. Traditional
strudel is usually made into one large roll that is
sliced and served. These miniature strudels are bite-
These beautiful pastries are very easy to prepare. Just
use a sheet of ready-made puff pastry, cut the apples
into slices, cook them briefly, and then roll them in the
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
A delicious old-fashioned style cake filled with apples
flavored with cinnamon, lemon, and vanilla and topped
with more apple slices and sugar that slightly
caramelizes the topping during baking.