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Italian Desserts

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

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

Citrus Compote with Grapefruit Granita

Citrus Compote with Grapefruit Granita

Citrus Compote with Grapefruit Granita

Make granita no more than a day ahead of time for best texture. If it freezes solid, it can be revived by pulsing in a food processor. This recipe was inspired by a trip I took with my husband to Italy. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia

Italian Honey Clusters

Italian Honey Clusters

Italian Honey Clusters

My mother made these treats flavored with cinnamon and anise for neighbors, teachers and anyone who stopped by. Make sure the honey doesn’t boil longer than a minute or it could burn.—Sarah Knoblock, Hyde Park, IN
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Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

My friend on a gluten-free diet loved these fantastic cookies so much, she had to ask for the recipe! Quick and easy, they taste as good as the decadent treats I make using puff pastry and almond paste. Everyone loves these! —SHERRI COX, LUCASVILLE, OHIO

Apple Tarragon Granita

Apple Tarragon Granita

Apple Tarragon Granita

Looking for a something-different twist on a classic Italian treat? Fresh tarragon complements the sweet, bright apple flavor of this icy grown-up dessert. —Debby Harden, Williamston, Michigan

Anise & Wine Cookies

Anise & Wine Cookies

Anise & Wine Cookies

My grandmother did not speak English very well, but she knew the language of great food. These cookies are crisp and best eaten after being dunked in wine.—Julia Meyers, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. Don't store this dessert for more than two days—if it even lasts that long! —Cathy Geniti, Saratoga Springs, NY

Gingerbread Hazelnut Biscotti

Gingerbread Hazelnut Biscotti

Gingerbread Hazelnut Biscotti

My biscotti won a blue ribbon at our county fair. It even changed my best friend's mind about biscotti, which she thought was nothing more than stale bread. They have a great gingerbread flavor and are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center. —Karen Pavlov, Canfield, Ohio

Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta

Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta

Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta always impresses, and it’s so easy to prepare. It's especially stunning when garnished with something colorful, like cranberry sauce or fresh berries. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

Ricotta Pie (Pizza Dolce) with Chocolate and Raspberry

Ricotta Pie (Pizza Dolce) with Chocolate and Raspberry

Ricotta Pie (Pizza Dolce) with Chocolate and Raspberry

My grandmother recalls ricotta pie always making an appearance on Easter when she was little. Now I've taken here recipe and created a pared down version for a more upscale appearance at holidays and other gatherings. —Stephen DeBenedictis, Wakefield, Massachusetts

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
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