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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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MORE ITALIAN DESSERTS
Toasted Almond Gelato
Gelato Recipes
Gelato is an Italian ice cream dessert made from milk and sugar, combined with flavorings.

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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 picnic.

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

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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 bread.

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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 cake.

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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
Apple Pie
with Mascarpone Cream
This tart has a buttery pastry crust filled with slices of apples flavored with lemon and cinnamon.

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Grispelle - Italian Christmas Doughnuts
Grispelle
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
dessert.

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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
Parrozzo
From Abruzzo, this classic dome-shaped almond cake is flavored with citrus zest and topped with a rich chocolate glaze.

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Galani - Venetian Carnival Pastries
Galani
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 cake.

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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 peel.

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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 base.

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Bocconotti
Bocconotti
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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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 temperature
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 dipping.
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