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Italian Desserts

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

Limoncello Cream Pie

Limoncello Cream Pie

Limoncello Cream Pie

After a big Christmas dinner, we love the cool refreshment of a frozen lemon pie. Limoncello brings a little sophistication to each smooth, creamy slice. —Jessie Grearson-Sapat, Falmouth, Maine

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

These pretty cookies are perfect for the special holiday season and not that difficult to make!—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate, Nutella, pistachios and cherries come together to create this Sicily-inspired ice cream dessert. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
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Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

When you're craving a dessert that brings out the little kid in you but with grown-up flavors, this extraordinary ice cream sandwich will do the trick!

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

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
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