Place of originItaly
Region or stateSicily
Main ingredientsAlmonds, ricotta or mascarpone[1]

Ciarduna is a type of Italian pastry.

Ciarduna siciliana is a traditional sweet pastry from the province of Agrigento, Sicily. It consists of an almond cookie shell filled with a ricotta filling.[2]

Traditional ingredients

Traditional ingredients are flour, sugar, strutto, vanilla, active yeast, ammonia baking powder (ammonium bicarbonate), homogenized milk, crushed almonds, cinnamon and icing sugar (when decorating the tops of the ciarduna's).

See also


  1. ^ "Ciarduna Recipe". Group Recipes. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ Philpott, Don (2017). The world of wine and food: a guide to varieties, tastes, history, and pairings. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 385. ISBN 978-1-4422-6804-3.