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Italian Desserts

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

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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

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Toasted pecans and coconut take this moist cake from good to great, but it's the cream cheese frosting that makes it truly extraordinary. Thank goodness it's a makeover, because you'll definitely want seconds! —Christy White, Oxford, Mississippi

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle

"We do a lot of entertaining," relates Tammy Irvine of Whitby, Ontario. "I like to make this easy trifle when I want to impress people. Berries make it different from a traditional tiramisu."
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Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

This tasty biscotti is studded with dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios. It's delicious with tea or coffee. —Diane Gruber, Sioux City, Iowa

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

I transformed tiramisu from coffee to pumpkin-flavored for a special holiday with my brother and parents. A new Christmas tradition was born! —Heather Clary, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

I love this icy dessert anytime, but it's especially good in the summer. It's the perfect refresher after dinner. —Marie Rizzo, Interlochen, Michigan

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian dipping cookies. She never used a recipe, but I asked her to write it down for me and I was delighted when she did.—Elizabeth Sparano, Marion, Iowa

Basil Tomato Tart

Basil Tomato Tart

Basil Tomato Tart

I received this recipe from a good friend of mine. It is a great way to us up fresh tomatoes from the garden. It reminds me a lot of pizza.—Connie Stumpf, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

These crunchy slices are requested often during the holidays, particularly by my husband. He likes to dunk them in coffee.
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