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Italian Desserts

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

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Pour a cup of coffee and indulge! Crisp, crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking. Hazelnuts and almonds make my favorite version even better. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, AZ

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

"Meringue sundaes can be filled with any flavor of gelato or ice cream, and different sauces, nuts or fresh fruit.” —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

“After a satisfying meal, I like to go with something light for dessert. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate, in a scrumptious cream that’s served alongside a slice of angel food cake. Yum.” —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
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Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Almond paste in these Italian pignoli (meaning pine nut) cookies gives these morsels an exceptional flavor, a real treat served with a hot chocolate or coffee beverage. — Fran Green

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

There's good reason why this recipe was handed down to me by a relative. It is a deliciously indulgent cheesecake. The amaretto and ricotta make for a truly unique dessert.

Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll

Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll

Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll

Creamy ricotta cheese filling with a hint of cinnamon rolls up beautifully in this fluffy chocolate cake. —Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

My grandmother made this rich, tempting trifle every year for our family’s Christmas Eve celebrations. Now I make it to carry on her special tradition. It’s an easy, delicious no-bake dessert everyone will love.

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

M family has made these classic Italian cookies for generations, and this homemade version is so much better than the bakery version. They are always a special treat during the holidays or any time of year!—Cindy Casazza, Hopewell, New Jersey

Double Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Double Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Double Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

I'm Italian, and this biscotti is a holiday tradition at our house. It's a low calorie treat that is heavenly dunked in coffee or tea. —Patricia Stiehr, Eureka, Missouri

Toffee Cheesecake Tiramisu

Toffee Cheesecake Tiramisu

Toffee Cheesecake Tiramisu

I accidentally discovered this recipe when making a tiramisu for my friend's rehearsal dinner's couple of years ago. I did not have enough Mascarpone so I decided to substitute cream cheese and the result was a huge success. It tastes like cheesecake and tiramisu mixed together.—Tracy Wheeler, Bridgton, Maine

Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll relish every luscious bite.—Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois
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