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Italian Desserts

Need Italian dessert recipes? Find easy to make Italian dessert recipes for your next meal or holiday gathering.

Frozen Tiramisu

Frozen Tiramisu

Frozen Tiramisu

Java fans will jump for this frosty mocha dessert. Because it requires time to freeze, it’s a great make-ahead option. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Here’s a sweet taste of Italy without a lot of fuss. The cute little cups, filled with a rich cherry-cheese filling, are easy to assemble using wonton wrappers. —Marie Sheppard, Chicago, Illinois

Gianduja

Gianduja

Gianduja

These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love the pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts. —Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, New York
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Cuccidati

Cuccidati

Cuccidati

The compliments are well worth making these Sicilian cookies—they're the best recipe I've found! —Carolyn Fafinski, Dunkirk, New York

Florentines

Florentines

Florentines

We love the citrus and nut combination of these classic cookies. Melted chocolate and candied cherries give them an extra-special touch. —Cleo Gonske, Redding, California

Tiramisu Crepes

Tiramisu Crepes

Tiramisu Crepes

Delicate crepes, filled with creamy Mascarpone cheese and laced with vanilla and a hint of coffee liqueur, make for a mouthwatering morning treat. It’s special in every way. —Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee

Panforte Cookie Cups

Panforte Cookie Cups

Panforte Cookie Cups

A tassie-like treat takes on an Italian flair in this Panforte Cookie Cup. The filling of nuts, dried and candied fruits and spices make it reminscent of the Panforte bread.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu

We love everything about this wonderful dessert—from the light lemon flavor and creamy Mascarpone to the crunchy, crushed macaroon on top. We think you'll enjoy it too.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

"I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and bourbon in place of coffee and it's absolutely fabulous. I always make extra sauce and eat it over vanilla ice cream. It's so good, I can't leave it alone!" – Mary Filipiak, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Double-Drizzled Biscotti

Double-Drizzled Biscotti

Double-Drizzled Biscotti

Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give this biscotti a pretty look. You don't bake it as long as some biscotti, so they're a little softer.—Cheryl Ludemann, Boonville, NY

Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

Fresh strawberries shine in this simple, but sophisticated delicacy. The balsamic vinegar syrup add an interesting sweet-savory quality to the dessert.—Cathy McInnes, Randolph, New Jersey
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