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Italian Desserts

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Italian Torte

Italian Torte

Italian Torte

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it's easily and quickly prepared, yet it's very different and delicious, good for any occasion. It is sure to impress your guests as it has mine. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

This sophisticated herbal gelato can be served as an appetizer, a palate-pleaser between courses or a dessert that tastes like heaven on a spoon.—Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey

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.
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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

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Classic biscotti cookies take on a whole new level of deliciousness with help from licorice-laced aniseed. Wrap up these sweet treats for your friends and family to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee. —Leslie Kelley, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

I love chocolate and it is so quick and easy to make that I can surprise my family anytime of the year. This is also good using chocolate fudge flavored pudding mix. You can also use chocolate flavored Cool Whip instead of regular Cool Whip. It depends on how much you love chocolate. Feel free to add toppings of your choice.

Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Cake

Drizzling limoncello liqueur over the layers before frosting adds a puckery punch to this refreshing confection. —Amy Frederick, Island City, Oregon

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren Minnesota says friends were delighted to receive her fruit and nut biscotti mix. “Layer the dry ingredients in a clear jar, add a bow and attach the instructions for preparation and baking,” she notes.

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter Haven, Florida. "The recipes I found, however, required quite a bit of sugar, so I developed my own version using fresh strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and a hint of lemon."

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brulee

There's always time for dessert! Gloria Jabaut shared this elegant quick-to-fix treat from Red Bluff, California.

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

White chocolate, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries flavor every bite of these crisp cookies.
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