Sanguinaccio dolce

Sanguinaccio dolce is an Italian pudding made from pig's blood which is made creamy and sweetened with ingredients such as chocolate, milk, pine nuts, raisins and sugar.[1] In Naples, it is traditionally prepared for Carnevale – the feast day before Lent.[2] It is also found in other regions of Italy where there are local variations in the degree to which it is served warm and runny for dipping or allowed to set and formed into a pudding or cake.[3]

Sanguinaccio dolce

The dessert appears in the TV series Hannibal as a favourite of Hannibal Lecter.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Wilson, Carol; Trotter, Christopher (2012), The Whole Hog: recipes and lore for everything but the oink, Pavilion, p. 259, ISBN 9781909108370
  2. ^ Naples: From the Italy Experts, Touring Editore, 2003, p. 25, ISBN 9788836528363
  3. ^ Bello, Peter (15 March 2014), Sanguinaccio dolce is a bloody good treat, Chicago Now
  4. ^ Harry, Robin (25 July 2015), "Hannibal Season 3 Episode 8 Review: The Great Red Dragon", TV Fanatic