This is a list of Italian desserts and pastries. Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE.

Italian desserts

Bruttiboni is a type of almond-flavoured biscuit made in Prato, central Italy
Bruttiboni is a type of almond-flavoured biscuit made in Prato, central Italy

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Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts, consisting of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta.
Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts, consisting of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta.
Crocette of Caltanissetta, lemon and orange left to right
Crocette of Caltanissetta, lemon and orange left to right

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Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word "gelātus" (meaning frozen). It's made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees.[1]
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word "gelātus" (meaning frozen). It's made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees.[1]

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Italian Easter Cookie

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Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembling fruitcake or Lebkuchen.
Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembling fruitcake or Lebkuchen.

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Semifreddo is a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts.
Semifreddo is a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts.

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Zabaione comes in many forms and variations.
Zabaione comes in many forms and variations.
Zuppa Inglese is a custard-based dessert.
Zuppa Inglese is a custard-based dessert.

Italian pastries

Chocolate and pistachio biscotti

See also

References

  1. ^ "What Is Gelato?". wiseGeek. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Definition of biscotti in English". Oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014.