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.
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.
MORE ITALIAN DESSERTS
Gelato is an Italian ice cream
dessert made from milk and
sugar, combined with
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
are great any time of the year.
They are the perfect size for a
holiday buffet or an outdoor
Struffoli is a traditional
dessert. The fried balls are
dipped in honey and dusted
with multi-colored candy
Sweet treats like these are meant to
bring some cheer to compensate
for the sadness of the November 1
and 2 holidays.
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
Tiramisu cupcakes are
delicious, small versions
of the more elaborate
traditional Italian dessert.
Share the sweet spirit of the
season with Christmas cookies
that "really say Christmas."
Shredded zucchini, spices,
orange zest, and walnuts make
this is a very moist and flavorful
Lingue di gato have a wonderful
buttery flavor and can be served
plain or frosted with a glaze of
This tart has a buttery pastry crust
filled with slices of apples
flavored with lemon and
Grispelle are fried potato doughnuts
which come from Calabria where
they are a special Christmas treat.
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.
A delicious old-fashioned
style cake filled with apples
flavored with cinnamon,
lemon, and vanilla.
This Sicilian watermelon recipe
brings out the full flavor of the
melon in a light pudding-style
This cake is prepared with
rice cooked in milk which is
then mixed with sugar, nuts,
and raisins, baked, and
flavored with rum.
From Abruzzo, this classic
dome-shaped almond cake is
flavored with citrus zest and
topped with a rich chocolate
The galani of Verona and
Venice are fried pastries that
are particularly associated with
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
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.
This is a delicious variation of the
traditional cannoli recipe. The filling
has added applesauce and the
cannoli are served drizzled with
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
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
Bocconotti, a word that literally
means "small bites', these delicate
lemon flavored pastry shells are
filled with a chocolate-almond filling.
SOUTHERN ITALIAN DESSERTS
TAFFY APPLE DIP
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
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.
ENJOY THEM YOURSELF
OR GIVE AS A SPECIAL GIFT
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