Italian- Style Christmas Confections: What to Bake This Holiday

Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles
Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles
December 1, 2014
Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles
Sweeten the Holiday Right With Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles
December 4, 2014
Italian-Style Christmas Confections: What to Bake This Holiday


Deck the table with healthy* and sweet confections this holiday reminiscent of Italy with some of our top Christmas recipes. These featured recipes are some of our absolute favorites here at Colavita, and nothing smells like the holidays more than the smell of something sweet. Share your favorite recipe in the comments, and tell us what you’ll be making this holiday!


Pear Pie with Spiced Pecans and Grogonzola

This decadent and savory pie will spice up your holiday recipe collection and make a statement on any table. Flavorful and tangy pears pair perfectly with creamy gorgonzola, while spiced pecans add a touch of sweetness to create the perfect balance of flavors and textures. This pie is both sweet and savory, interjected with little taste “speed bumps” in the form of pecans, spices and raisins. This pie is not for the faint of heart: only true pie lovers need apply!

Lemon Polenta Cake with Winter Fruit Compote

This “Better than Butter” polenta cake illustrates how our Colavita Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is a versatile, flavorful, and healthful alternative to butter. In addition, cakes made with extra virgin olive oil retain moisture longer that those made with butter. If you’re not sure how to convert butter to extra-virgin olive oil, use this chart to learn how!

Panettone French Toast

Make it a scrumptious morning or brunch treat with our Panettone French ToastPanettone is typically exchanged around the holidays, and makes for a great gift too. Bring home Panettone just in time for the holidays.

Perugina Bittersweet Chocolate Mascarpone-Swirled Brownies

Break out the chocolate this Christmas with these rich and creamy mascarpone-swirled brownies! This recipe takes brownies to a higher level and features our favorite chocolate brand, Perugina chocolate, direct from Italy. If you want quality chocolate that bakes well, you’ll consider Perugina your baking chocolate-best friend.

Olive Oil Cake

The featured ingredient? Olive oil, but of course!  This lightened version of Dining Hall’s cake is a treat.

Colavita Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Feeling a little nutty this holiday? This sweet and spicy treat makes as an excellent snack for holiday guests, or even as a gift.

Chocolate Beet Cake With Pink Sea Salt

If you’re looking for a moist cake that’s also gluten-free, this Chocolate Beet Cake is your go-to this holiday. Sweet roasted beets are used as a base for this rich cake.

Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles

Made with Colavita’s Limonolio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which contains fresh lemon, these crunchy cookies deliver a pleasing zing to the flavor which is sublimely rounded out by lightly salty pistachios. For a simple presentation, dust them with confectioners’ sugar, or if you’re in the mood to gild the lily, dip or drizzle your “tiles” in decadent Perugina chocolate.

*Always consult your physician and/or nutritionist for your specific health needs