9 Simple Italian Desserts Sure To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
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I am going to share 9 different simple Italian dessert recipes that are all easy to make and authentically Italian.
My recipes are all from either personal use when I owned a restaurant/store (Italian) or from my Nonna Santa’s recipe box.
As you might already know, my family is from Sicily, and while some immigrated to the USA many still reside in Sicily.
Traditional recipes, that I will share, are handed down from my great, Great Nonna, all the way to me.
Each is tried, true and delicious, and none of them required funky ingredients.
In fact, when I run into a crazy ingredient recipe, I make sure to find a suitable substitute, and then update the recipe!
Now, it’s time to journey to Sicily and indulge in 9 Simple Italian Dessert Recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Simple Italian Dessert Recipes
So, if you were ever craving sweets from cakes to cookies and even candied fruits, I’ve go you covered!
One of my most coveted tastes of Italy is my Nonna’s Candied Orange Peels.
These are the staples in my homemade spumoni, my panforte, biscotti, etc.
There’s nothing like them, and when I make them and eat them I think of my childhood memories.
Whether you eat them by the piece or add them to baked goods, you won’t want to miss making these!
Little pieces of heaven is really the only way to describe this effortless recipe.
Just by combining the few ingredients and watching while baking you may produce the best-baked good you have ever tried.
Light, airy and so good.
It’s not a macaroon, but it’s better.
In fact, I can’t put a plate of these down because I look a second later and they are gone.
Crisp on the outside, chewy and almondy on the inside.
What are you waiting for?
The use of fresh citrus in baking is definitely an Italian thing.
As Sicilians, we are fortunate to have orange and fresh lemons thriving in our country.
In the USA you have all the fixings to make this lovely cookie and the citrus sends it over the top!
Double the batch… just saying!
Growing up, my mom made these for us over and over.
Sesame seeds are not just for bread, wait till you taste them on a cookie.
I can’t even recall how many times I’ve made this cake, perhaps it’s all the rum I drink when I make it, lol.
Italian Rum Cake is a treasure and is easily recreated.
In writing this roundup post I realized I need to get you a better photo of my most recent rum cakes, so come back soon!
What’s a Cookie or Pastry Without Italian Icing?
The answer to that is, ‘it’s not really Italian!’ lol.
In reality, the right icing makes a good cookie better.
This recipe will knock the taste out of the USA and right back to Italy!
When you combine ladyfingers, with peaches and mascarpone, well, you will hit the foodgasmic level and then journey back down.
It’s not sweet or tart, it’s the perfect trifecta of the basic ingredients and then everything in between that makes this a decadent dessert.
I say, go big or go home and these Cherry Almond Amaretti, go BIG.
Cherries, Almonds, Gluten-Free yet they don’t suck in taste!
Really these are a homerun and so pretty!
Enjoy these recipes and pass them on in your family~ Dana XO