Type Pastry
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Sicily
Main ingredients Almonds, ricotta or mascarpone[1]
Cookbook: Ciarduna  Media: Ciarduna

Ciarduna is a type of Italian pastry.

Ciarduna siciliana is a traditional sweet pastry from the province of Palermo, Sicily (Italy). It consists of an almond cookie shell filled with a ricotta or mascarpone filling. Some variants are also covered with a shell of chocolate or chocolate frosting and powdered sugar.

Traditional ingredients

  • flour
  • sugar
  • Strutto
  • vanilla
  • active yeast
  • Ammonia Baking Powder (ammonium bicarbonate)
  • Homogenized milk
  • crushed almonds
  • icing sugar (when decorating the tops of the ciarduna's)

See also


  1. "Ciarduna Recipe". Group Recipes. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
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