Italian Christmas Tarts to Revel in!

When it comes to the holidays, sweet treats are part and parcel of the season. From cookies, to cakes, to donuts and beyond, desserts are an important part of Christmas dining.

But let’s not forget about the tarts! More specifically, Italian tarts!

This holiday season, serve up – and enjoy – the following delicious Italian tarts to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Italian Fruit Tart

Known in Italian as ‘crostata di frutta’, Italian fruit tart is made with pasta frolla dough that’s filled with crema pasticcera and jam and layered with colourful fruit. You can enjoy a large crostata di frutta so there’s enough to serve all your guests, or you can find individual tarts as well. They’re simply divine!

Crostata Di Nutella

A spin on the traditional Italian fruit tart, crostata di Nutella still features the same pasta frolla dough, but this time it’s filled with rich and creamy Nutella! All the chocolate lovers in your family will definitely love to sink their teeth into this heavenly creation!

Italian Lemon Almond Tart

This Italian lemon treat is perfect for those who love desserts but aren’t too fond of treats that are far too sweet. This particular dessert is just sweet enough while infusing a contrasting tartness of lemon. Made with a butter crust and lemon filling, Italian Lemon Tart is often served up with a dollop of whipped cream, some lemon shavings, and a raspberry or two.

Portuguese Tarts

OK, so these aren’t exactly Italian, but they’re delicious nonetheless! Creamy, sweet, and oh-so tasty, these tarts will put a smile on anyone’s face. These particular tarts are made with custard and egg pastry dusted with a sprinkle of cinnamon. They’re just flaky enough to give the tart some texture. Try one, and you’ll certainly want more!

This Christmas, while your dining on panettone, cannoli, and biscotti, why not throw in some delicious, creamy, and flaky Italian tarts into the mix! Enjoy Christmas this holiday season with friends, family, and Italian treats from Sweet Boutique!

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Anthony is a passionate, friendly, and seasoned pastry chef who’s travelled to some of the remotest and even well-known parts of Italy specifically to learn about different types of Italian pastries. His objective was to learn everything he could about Italian sweets including how they’re prepared, the origins of each iconic delicacy, as well as their cultural, historical, and religious significance.