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Italian Desserts

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

Berry Tiramisu Cake

Berry Tiramisu Cake

Berry Tiramisu Cake

"I love traditional tiramisu," notes Diane Way of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "but my husband was never crazy about the coffee flavor. So I got a little creative, leaving out the mocha and adding fresh berries. The result was luscious!"

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."

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

This lightened-up classic from out Test Kitchen is smooth and creamy with a pleasant vanilla flavor. Instead of broiling the sugary sauce on top, we used a foolproof stovetop method so the custard is evenly coated.
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Lovely Cherry Layer Cake

Lovely Cherry Layer Cake

Lovely Cherry Layer Cake

"This delicious eye-catching cake is a variation of an Italian dessert recipe that's been in my family for years," says Jennifer Ciccia of Hamburg, New York.

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry Biscotti. The cherries and almonds add color and texture and a dusting of powdered sugar dress these up. CW taste testers noted these biscotti were not as hard and crunchy as some.

Tasty Tiramisu

Tasty Tiramisu

Tasty Tiramisu

The Italian word "tiramisu" means "pick me up". You and your family will be re-energized after eating this simple version of this classic dessert. Do not freeze.

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu and brownies—what a yummy combination! This easy recipe gives you the traditional tiramisu flavor you adore minus the fuss.—Anna-Maria Carpanzano, Whitby, Ontario

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

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white chocolate. Lighten it up if you'd like—I've had good luck with light nondairy whipped topping and reduced-fat cream cheese. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Marie Rizzo of Interlochen, Michigan sends her icy fruit dessert that's perfect for summer. “It's so refreshing after dinner,” she writes.

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

My neighbors look forward to getting my gifts of these chocolate-covered cookies. They're such a cinch to make. —Ginger Chatfield, Muscatine, Iowa
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