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Italian Desserts

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

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

No one can resist this classic cool and creamy dessert. It's quick to prepare but can be made ahead for added mealtime convenience.

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Sweet syrup soaks into the tender layers of this sponge cake from our Test Kitchen. Complete the presentation with sweetened cream and assorted fresh berries.

Almond Cherry Pizza

Almond Cherry Pizza

Almond Cherry Pizza

The traditional pairing of almonds and cherries makes for a delicious dessert pizza in this recipe created from our home economists. Keep the ingredients on hand for a no-fuss impressive dessert.
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Lemon Pepper Biscotti

Lemon Pepper Biscotti

Lemon Pepper Biscotti

Flavored with a zesty combination of black pepper, garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese, these crisp, savory "cookies" - a fun variation on the sweet version - are great for dipping or solo snacking.

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.

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
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