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Oct 31, 2006 09:50 PM

Looking for a dessert that contains lard

I'm planning a multi-course Italian dinner and I realize that every course includes pork. That is, except dessert, which I haven't decided on yet. So of course now I'd like to find a dessert that includes some pork product, just to complete the thematic circle.

Lard seems the best prospect. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be lard, either--just so long as there's something porky in it.


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  1. Okay, believe it or not, but I think someone actually asked this same question before... every course included pork and they needed a dessert idea! I've searched but can't find it... maybe someone else will be able to! (Either that or I'm psychic! ;-)

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    1. re: Katie Nell

      I remember this question coming up too- maybe a few months ago?

    2. Does your dessert have to be Italian? Because the easiest — though non-italian — thing would be to do would be some kind of pie with lard in the crust. Though I've also seen some little italian dough balls, and I bet those have lard in them.

      If you're really feeling adventurous, though, I found a recipe for bacon ice cream:,385...

      1. Anything in a delicious lard crust.A crostata, a rustic tart would be great to end an Italian meal.

          1. re: jsaimd

            That's what I was going to say! Buttermilk ice cream with bacon brittle.

            1. re: jsaimd

              The comic possibilities are endless...and don't forget, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...Spam IS made from pork. Something Hawaiian perhaps with pineapple icecream, over fried until crunchy spam slices, sprinkled with coconut and topped with some dark rum and flambe'!

            2. I know Serena Bass has a chocolate cake recipe in her book that's made with lard. She says no other shortening gives the same effect for this particular cake.