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Italian Desserts

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

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

A delicious “dunker,” our Test Kitchen’s biscotti is chock-full of dried cherries and chocolate chips. Wrapped in colored cellophane and curly ribbons, it makes a lovely homemade holiday or hostess gift.

Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Frosty, fruity and full of flavor, this pretty iced treat from Elizabeth Montgomery in Allston, Massachusetts, is sure to melt any resistance to dessert! “It’s a nice ice-cream substitute for lactose-intolerant friends and family,“ she notes. And with only 5 ingredients, it couldn’t be easier.

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Sicilian Fig Pastries

Sicilian Fig Pastries

Sicilian Fig Pastries

These fig-filled desserts have true European flavor. They add just the right amount of sweetness to the buffet table.

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

These traditional Italian cookies are moist and tender. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

With a hint of apricots, these chocolate chip biscotti taste great alongside a cup of coffee or tea.Friends and family are always happy to receive a batch for Christmas.—Theresa Smith, Lee, New Hampshire

Door County Cherry Biscotti

Door County Cherry Biscotti

Door County Cherry Biscotti

"When it was announced that dried cherries would be the featured ingredient in the baking competition that year, I experimented with adding them to my recipe. I love the combination of the cherries and the chocolate drizzle."

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Strawberries, watermelon and three other items are all you need for this freezer treat that's virtually free of fat. A friend gave me the recipe, promising it was the ultimate in refreshing, summer desserts. I couldn't agree more. —Jill Swavely, Green Lane, Pennsylvania

Tiramisu for Two

Tiramisu for Two

Tiramisu for Two

"This mouthwatering dessert is a combination of four or five different recipes."—Barbara Lopshire, Holland, Michigan.

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

When I was a nurse, my coworkers and I regularly swapped recipes during lunch breaks. This creamy cheesecake was one of the best I received.

Butter Brickle Biscotti

Butter Brickle Biscotti

Butter Brickle Biscotti

These twice-baked toffee cookies are a must with coffee at Christmastime. They also make great gifts from the kitchen.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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