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Italian Desserts

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

After Hours Ice Cream Sandwiches

After Hours Ice Cream Sandwiches

After Hours Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here's an adult version of a traditional ice cream treat.

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Everything about this dessert, from the pretty presentation to its silky smooth texture, says "special." Rich chocolate is accented by the flavor of sweet, ripe berries perfectly. —Susan Asanovic, Wilton, Connecticut

Almond-Ricotta Twists

Almond-Ricotta Twists

Almond-Ricotta Twists

A very dear friend gave me this recipe so I make these to remind me of our time together. I like to drizzle melted white chocolate or chocolate chips on the baked cookies.—Paula Prechtl, Brockport, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Tiramisu Parfaits

Chocolate Tiramisu Parfaits

Chocolate Tiramisu Parfaits

Chocolate, cake and coffee...what isn't there to love about tiramisu? Our pretty parfaits take the work out of preparing the tempting dessert, but leave behind all the luscious flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

I come from a big Italian family where my mom cooked and baked many delicious meals and desserts from scratch. Now I like to do the same for my family. This cake is my finale to our Italian Christmas Eve dinner. —Cathy Banks, Encinitas, California

Coconut-Macadamia Biscotti

Coconut-Macadamia Biscotti

Coconut-Macadamia Biscotti

I came up with this recipe after my husband and I returned from our first trip to Hawaii. Dipping these tropical treats in a good cup of coffee brings us right back to the wonderful memories we made there.—Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

Maple Walnut Biscotti

Maple Walnut Biscotti

Maple Walnut Biscotti

Replace melted chocolate with more maple flavor by combining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons maple syrup; drizzle over biscotti. — Susan Rogers, Brattleboro, Vermont

Sweet Almond Twists

Sweet Almond Twists

Sweet Almond Twists

These delicate almond pastries make lovely light-as-air accompaniments for coffee, tea or cocoa. Your guests will never guess the recipe calls for packaged frozen dough. —Gloria Devendittis, Waterford, Connecticut

Pumpkin Pie Cannoli

Pumpkin Pie Cannoli

Pumpkin Pie Cannoli

I love to play around with different fillings in homemade cannolis. I've used pumpkin pie pudding (when it's in season at the store) in this recipe, but you can also make it with canned pumpkin and vanilla pudding. —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida

Pine Nut Snowballs

Pine Nut Snowballs

Pine Nut Snowballs

My great aunt Commie’s Russian tea cakes, along with pine nuts and Amaretto, inspired this recipe, which I whipped up for my blog cookiechronicles.com. —Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, NY

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

I transformed tiramisu from coffee to pumpkin-flavored for a special holiday with my brother and parents. A new Christmas tradition was born! —Heather Clary, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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