Pesca poppa di venere

Pesca poppa di venere is a traditional dessert from the Campania region of Italy, specifically found in the towns of Naples, Sorrento, and Amalfi. This sweet treat is made with peaches, sugar, and lemon juice, and is often served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of gelato. The dessert is known for its delicate and refreshing flavor, making it a popular choice during the hot summer months in the region.

One popular recipe for pesca poppa di venere involves poaching the peaches in a simple syrup made with sugar, water, and lemon juice until they are tender. The peaches are then allowed to cool before being served with a drizzle of the syrup and a garnish of whipped cream. Another variation of the recipe involves grilling the peaches before serving them with a scoop of vanilla gelato and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios.

Pesca poppa di venere has been recognized as a traditional Italian dessert by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies (PAT). This recognition ensures that the dessert is made according to specific specifications and traditional methods, preserving its authenticity and cultural significance.

– “Pesca poppa di venere: la ricetta del dolce campano” – Giallo Zafferano (
– “Pesca poppa di Venere” – Academia Barilla (