Struffoli

Caramelized Wreath of Crisp Fritters

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

A popular Italian Christmas pastry, struffoli are tiny, crisp fritters bound together with caramel. In some regions it is traditional to prepare the caramel with honey, but I find that the sugar caramel holds up better and is less sweet. The addition of the pine nuts is optional, but they do dress up both the appearance and taste of the struffoli.