Serve these Popular Italian Desserts this Christmas!

During the Holidays, there’s no shortage of Christmas treats to feast your eyes on, especially those rooted in Italian heritage – traditional Italian food is tough to rival.

This Christmas, consider serving up these classic Italian treats:


The standard cannoli contain a deep-fried tube shell that’s packed with sweet ricotta cheese.

Cannoli’s are served in a variety of sizes and filled with select flavours including, but not limited to, classic, chocolate, vanilla and pistachio. Often, the filling will be sprinkled with fruit, nuts, or chocolate bits, while the outside of the shell is doused in sweet icing sugar.


Panettone is a sweet bread loaf, commonly filled with dried fruit, jelly or chocolate.

It is tremendously popular, in Italian culture especially, and is typically served during the holiday season or exchanged as a housewarming gift. Pair it with a tall glass of milk or Nutella spread to enhance its delightful taste.


For multiple generations, Italian’s have been making crostoli – a crunchy, flaky, sugar-coated cookie.

While each household may have their own spin on this traditional Italian cookie, the basics of crostoli include fried pastry dough, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. They’re messy to eat, but the crumbs are absolutely worth the taste.

Finding the time to bake for your holiday party can be a challenge. Lighten your to-do list and visit Sweet Boutique to choose from a variety of tempting seasonal sweets that you and your guests can enjoy!

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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.