Italian Easter Desserts Blog Recipes

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chocolate Pustie just remember any of these dessert recipes have highlighted link to bring you to the page for each recipe. Enjoy our Colenzo Dessert Menu and Buona Pasqua.

Vanilla Pustie

One of our must haves every Easter is this pastry called Italian pustie (Pastaciotti). They are made with a variety of fillings. Almond paste, chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, lemon, cheese, just to name a few. The flat one pictured above, is filled with chocolate pudding, the one with the button in the middle, is vanilla. I re posted this again because this is the one pastry every year that everyone asks me for the recipe. So, this is just a special re post, and these are this years updated pictures....

Easter homemade Italian pastries are always require allot of time to make, but once a year they are so worth it. Upstate NY bakeries are busy this time of the year, as they will sell more of these fancy pastries during this holiday than most others. Our fondest memories are with the Florentine Bakery , and Caruso's, in Utica, NY favorites for many years by the natives there. We could never wait for the season to start for them to make their Italian lemon ice, the are also noted for.

Then it wouldn't be Easter without Easter bread. We couldn't wait for grandma's famous Easter braided breads to get out of the oven, the smell alone was awesome! Easter Anisette Bread.

Ricotta is a main ingredient in most Italian Lemon Cheesecakes. 

Mom's Cassata Italian Easter Cheesecake with cherries and chocolate.

is a cheesecake family favorite made with Ricotta and also famously made at Easter. Rum is commonly used in cakes.

Italian specialty below is a favorite every year Cannoli.

My preference is plain, but the chocolate on the ends is a bonus with mini chips!~

The last two desserts that are traditional would be on our tables are  Creampuffs  and  Tiramisu .

Short and sweet post but hopefully you will find something here you will have in your home this Easter and think of What's Cookin' from our family to yours Happy Easter!


  1. These are beautiful, Claudia! I am sad to say that I have never tasted these, but am inspired to try to make one.

  2. Looks like you've been cooking a lot for Easter, and those are adorable, will go to perfection with a cup of tea or coffee after lunch 6PM! happy Easter!

  3. Easter at my Italian grandmother's house was almost bigger than Christmas-sounds like your house, too! I love your holiday recipes, just looking at the photos and reading the recipes brings back so many great memories.

  4. Gorgeous! Happy Easter to you!

  5. What a great post Claudia, thanks for re-posting. These desserts remind me of the days back home. Anisette bread and cannoli are two of my favorites.

  6. I haven't seen or tasted these but am so tempted to try them! Looks so moist and yummy!Happy Easter, to you and your family, dear Claudia :)

  7. I haven't seen or tasted these but am so tempted to try them! Looks so moist and yummy!Happy Easter, to you and your family, dear Claudia :)

  8. Thanks so much for giving me the link that lead me to so many beautiful, traditional Italian recipes! You make me want to go clean off the counters and put some comfy shoes on and start whipping up something special for EASTER!

    I will bake something special, I just haven't decided what.

    You have a wonderful cooking blog here.

    Email me some time at:

    Polly Motzko

  9. happy easter,claudia!your desserts are gorgeous!

  10. I love all of these and spending a few days in the kitchen to make pastries you only make once a year make them even more special. Delizioso, Claudia - as always.

  11. Never heard of these before, but they look great.

  12. I love your blog!
    You have so many great recipes and ideas. I've been a fan of great Italian food because of the wholesome "realness" about it. You only need to take a look at the Italians and Greeks to see how long and healthy they live. Great blog!

  13. Thank you Claudia! I am going to make that cheesecake! Everything looks delish!

  14. YUM! Those pastries look so good!

    I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by my blog today and link up to So Sweet Sundays with these delicious treats!

  15. How Cute and Adorable are these. And I adore anything Italian!!!

  16. This desserts looks totally delicious.ill definitely try to make it

  17. I will try this delicious desserts in my upcoming events.

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