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Almond Biscotti with Fresh Citrus and Gelato

One of my favorite classic Italian desserts is almond biscotti with fresh citrus and gelato. It's so simple, but the bold flavors really pack a punch. This bright variety of citrus paired with almond biscotti, gelato and olive oil just feels so quintessentially Italian. Don't skip out on the sea salt flakes - it brings all of the flavors together in a really beautiful way!

I love making desserts like this  for entertaining because you can have all of the components ready in advance - and it really doesn't require much effort! You can segment the citrus fruits and let them hangout in the fridge covered for up to a day or two. Serve this up with a dessert wine for a truly classic way to end an Italian meal.
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Fresh Citrus with Gelato and Almond Cookies

Category

Dessert

Prep Time

10 minutes

Calories

559

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 2 blood oranges (peeled and sliced into rounds)
  • 2 navel oranges (peeled and sliced into rounds)
  • 1 pink grapefruit (peeled and segmented)
  • 1/2 teaspoon flake salt (such as Maldon)
  • 2/3 cup crumbled almond biscotti cookies
  • 1 pint of vanilla gelato
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey

Instructions

  1. As seen on: Giada in Italy, Episode 1. Cucina Italiana.
  2. Divide the citrus decoratively and evenly among 4 shallow dessert bowls. Sprinkle the citrus evenly with the flake salt and crushed almond cookies. Top each plate with a scoop of gelato and drizzle evenly with the olive oil and honey. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
559
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
81 grams
Protein
9 grams
Fat
23 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
Cholesterol
93 milligrams
Sodium
227 milligrams
Fiber
4 grams
Sugar
59 grams

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