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Holiday nougat house at Uncle Giuseppe's

Torrone house at Uncle Giuseppe's in Smithtown. (Dec.

Torrone house at Uncle Giuseppe's in Smithtown. (Dec. 2014) Credit: Newsday / Peter M. Gianotti

Gingerbread houses, often as inedible as they are ornate, have a tasty and good-looking competitor this season.

It's the torrone house.

Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace sells an entirely edible and handsomely decorated holiday house made of nougat. The cost of this heavyweight centerpiece is $199.99.

 It's currently available at the Uncle Giuseppe's stores in Smithtown, Port Jefferson Station and East Meadow.

Nougat itself is selling for $12.99 per pound. If you're not ready to invest in the house, buy a slab of the delectable torrone.

Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, 95 Rte. 111, Smithtown, 631-863-0900; 1108 Rte. 112, Port Jefferson Station, 631-331-1706; 2330 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow,   516-579-1955.

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