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8 Christmas Dessert Recipes With a Taste of Italy

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8 Christmas Dessert Recipes With a Taste of Italy

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 pannetone 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 by scratch.

SEMIFREDDO (LAYERED FRUIT LOAF AND ICE CREAM DESSERT)

This semi-frozen sweet has a festive touch with candied fruit running through the loaf.

Learn how to make this tasty treat.

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.

Try the gourmet recipe now.

Mini Panettone

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.

Find the recipe right this way.

Mini Italian Pannetone Cakes

Turn your mini pannetone into a decadent dessert with by spreading a rich vanilla cream inside and placing the top back on.

Here is how to make it.

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.

Get the recipe now.

 Chocolate Panforte

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.

Find the recipe here.

Struffoli

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.

Learn how to make it.

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