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Italian Desserts

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.
Chocolate Amaretti Cake
Chocolate Celebration Cake
Chocolate Celebration Cake
This chocolate cake recipe is a
true chocolate lover's dream. 
It is a very flavorful moist dark
chocolate cake to make for any
type of celebration.

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Toasted Almond Gelato
Gelato Recipes
Gelato is an Italian ice cream
dessert made from milk and
sugar, combined with

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Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
are great any time of the year. 
They are the perfect size for a
holiday buffet or an outdoor

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Struffoli - A traditional Italian Christmas dessert
Struffoli is a traditional
Neapolitan Christmas
dessert. The fried balls are
dipped in honey and dusted
with multi-colored candy

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All Soul's Day Cookies
All Soul's Day Cookies
Sweet treats like these are meant to
bring some cheer to compensate
for the sadness of the November 1
and 2 holidays.

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Buccellato - Sicilian Christmas Fig Cake
Fruit Tart
Amaretto Chocolate Pudding
Italian Easter Egg Cookies
Italian Easter Egg Cookies
Baking colored eggs into bread
is a common Italian Easter
tradition. In this recipe, the
dough is sweeter and has more
of a crumbly cookie texture than

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Italian Apple Pie with Mascarpone Cream
Tiramisu Cupcakes
Tiramisu Cupcakes
Tiramisu cupcakes are
delicious, small versions
of the more elaborate
traditional Italian dessert.

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Peppermint Meringues
Christmas Cookies
Share the sweet spirit of the
season with Christmas cookies
that "really say Christmas."

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Zucchini Bundt Cake with Crunchy Orange Glaze
Zucchini Bundt Cake
Shredded zucchini, spices,
orange zest, and walnuts make
this is a very moist and flavorful

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Lingue di Gato - Cat's Tongue Cookies
Lingue di Gato
Cat's Tongue Cookies
Lingue di gato have a wonderful
buttery flavor and can be served
plain or frosted with a glaze of
bittersweet chocolate.

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Italian Desserts
Dean and DeLuca
Apple Pie
with Mascarpone Cream
This tart has a buttery pastry crust
filled with slices of apples
flavored with lemon and

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Grispelle - Italian Christmas Doughnuts
Italian Christmas Doughnuts
Grispelle are fried potato doughnuts
which come from Calabria where
they are a special Christmas treat.

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Pumpkin Pudding Cake from the Veneto region of Italy
Pumpkin Pudding Cake
This is a dense, moist dessert
with the consistency of pumpkin
pie and the added flavors and
texture of candied orange,
ginger, and pine nuts.

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Italian Apple Cake
Italian Apple Cake II
A delicious old-fashioned
style cake filled with apples
flavored with cinnamon,
lemon, and vanilla.

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Sicilian Watermelon Pudding
Sicilian Watermelon Pudding
This Sicilian watermelon recipe
brings out the full flavor of the
melon in a light pudding-style

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Slice of Bolognese Rice Cake
Bolognese Rice Cake
This cake is prepared with
rice cooked in milk which is
then mixed with sugar, nuts,
and raisins, baked, and
flavored with rum.

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Parrozzo - Chocolate Covered Almond Cake from Abruzzo
From Abruzzo, this classic
dome-shaped almond cake is
flavored with citrus zest and
topped with a rich chocolate

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Galani - Venetian Carnival Pastries
Venetian Carnival Pastries
The galani of Verona and
Venice are fried pastries that
are particularly associated with
carnival time.

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Lamb Cake
Easter Lamb Cake
We are providing you with 2
different recipes.  The first is a
more traditional Italian lamb
cake and the second is a
delicious seasonal carrot

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Mango Sorbet
Sorbet Recipes
Sorbets, or Italian ices, are
frozen desserts usually made
with fresh fruit, water, and just
enough sugar to enhance
their natural sweetness and
keep them smooth.

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Caramel Apple Cannoli
Caramel Apple Cannoli
This is a delicious variation of the
traditional cannoli recipe. The filling
has added applesauce and the
cannoli are served drizzled with
caramel sauce.

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Virgin's Breasts - An Italian Pastry
Virgin's Breasts
Minni di virgini are round
pastries in the shape of a small
breast, with an outer layer of
shortbread dough) and a
cream filling flavored with
chocolate and candied orange

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Sicilian Ricotta Cake with Chocolate Chips
Sicilian Ricotta Cake with Chocolate Chips
In this recipe the crust differs
from most ricotta cakes in that it
is made with a sweet pastry
dough called pasta frolla
instead of the standard crumb

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Bocconotti, a word that literally
means "small bites', these delicate
lemon flavored pastry shells are
filled with a chocolate-almond filling.

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This dip is a nice addition to an autumn get-together or as a snack for kids on Halloween.
8 ounces light cream cheese, room
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
6 apples, cored and cut into wedges

Stir together the cream cheese, brown
sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Place the
mixture in a small serving bowl.  Top with
peanuts.  Serve with apple wedges for
Amaretti di Saronno cookies are baked slowly
and carefully to achieve their delicate and
delicious flavor.  Enjoy them with coffee, fine
wine and after dinner liqueurs.  Amaretti are
also as an ingredient in many Italian desserts.
Exquisite liqueurs with subtle and
fragrant flavours obtained from infusions
of fruit, roots or honey.  Flavors include
Lemon, Green Apple, Tangerine,
Strawberries, Williams Pears.
Product of Italy