We are so excited about the upcoming holiday season we wanted to share some of our favorite Italian Christmas dessert recipes. These classic desserts are so delicious they'll be a great addition to your holiday celebration.
Take a trip around Italy with some traditional favourites. For starters, you can make the quintessential Italian Christmas treat of Milanese panettone or the Tuscan fruit-and-nut laden panforte.
Head to Southern Italy for decadent struffoli and ricotta fritters. Or stick with some classic crowd pleasers like jewelled semifreddo, hazelnut chocolate cake or a chef touch tiramisu.
The best part? They'll be made from scratch.
8 Must-Try Italian Christmas Dessert Recipes
SEMIFREDDO (LAYERED FRUIT LOAF AND ICE CREAM DESSERT)
This semi-frozen sweet has a festive touch with candied fruit running through the loaf.
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HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE CAKE
This decadent Piemontese cake hails from northern Italy and is crammed full of the sweet local hazelnuts.
Here is the must-try recipe for chocolate lovers.
TIRAMI SUD: TIRAMISU WITH YOGURT, RICOTTA AND CANDIED CAPERS
Tirami Sud, by the Italian chefs Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani, is a creative version of tiramisu dessert recipe, with ricotta and yogurt.
Panettone is a quintessential Italian Christmas treat laced with fruit, citrus and cognac. Made in miniature size, it makes for a sweet party favor or holiday gift.
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Mini Italian Pannetone Cakes
Turn your mini panettone into a decadent dessert with by spreading a rich vanilla cream inside and placing the top back on.
BACIO DI PANTELLERIA, SICILIAN RICOTTA FRITTERS
Known in Italian as Bacio di Pantelleria, these yummy fritters are filled with fresh ricotta, which is naturally sweet and creamy.
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Excellent when paired with Vin Santo, a sweet dessert wine, panforte is a must at an Italian Christmas gathering. You'll love this chocolatey version.
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Christmas in Italy doesn't get much sweeter than this Neapolitan classic. Sweet dough is fried until crispy then coated with honey and sprinkles for an decadent treat.