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Italian Desserts

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

Iced Anise Cookies

Iced Anise Cookies

Iced Anise Cookies

“It was a tradition to have these cookies on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. My grandmother always kept some on hand for her grandchildren.”—Elsie Laurenzo Palmer, Saratoga Springs, NY

Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu

Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu

Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu

This recipe makes a great quick dessert for a special supper…or anytime. It's easily doubled if needed. What a fun use for pudding snack cups! —Betty Claycomb, Adverton, Pennsylvania

Italian Cookies

Italian Cookies

Italian Cookies

My 100% Italian husband will tell you these are his favorite cookies. I make them often, and definitely every Christmas (if not, people get upset). They're good with or without icing and sprinkles. —Marie Forte, Raritan, New Jersey
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Mom's Cheese Pie

Mom's Cheese Pie

Mom's Cheese Pie

"My mother brought this Old World recipe with her from the Ukraine," says Anne Kulick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. A sprinkling of cinnamon enhances the pie’s subtly sweet flavor.

Espresso Panna Cotta

Espresso Panna Cotta

Espresso Panna Cotta

I got this idea after seeing different dessert presentations at various restaurants. The martini glasses make an elegant impression for such a luscious dessert.—Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona

Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

Fresh rhubarb and strawberries make this sweet and icy dessert such a treat. You’ll love how quickly it comes together and that it’s prepared without any special equipment. —Christen Roye, Weatherford, Texas

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

These jumbo cupcakes feature a fluffy, creamy cannoli-like filling. White chocolate curls on top are the crowning touch.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Italian Lemon Frozen Dessert

Italian Lemon Frozen Dessert

Italian Lemon Frozen Dessert

Lemon fans will favor the flavor of this refreshing dessert. I sometimes top individual servings with fresh berries.—Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

Brandy Snap Cannoli

Brandy Snap Cannoli

Brandy Snap Cannoli

This recipe combines two classic recipes…brandy snaps and cannoli. You can assemble and chill them up to an hour before serving. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Toffee Biscotti

Toffee Biscotti

Toffee Biscotti

A traditional Italian cookie that is baked twice, biscotti is ideal for dunking. Feel free to use any toffee candy bar you like for this recipe.—LilRedHen, Taste of Home Online Community

Chai-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chai-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chai-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

This crunchy cookie was made to be dunked! Enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee or cold glass of milk. —Pat Runtz, Huntley, Illinois
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