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Italian Desserts

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

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Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

My grandmother made this rich, tempting trifle every year for our family’s Christmas Eve celebrations. Now I make it to carry on her special tradition. It’s an easy, delicious no-bake dessert everyone will love.

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!

Sweetened Ricotta with Berries

Sweetened Ricotta with Berries

Sweetened Ricotta with Berries

Ricotta is a lovely "fast" cheese that can be made from whole milk, skim milk or whey. This creamy dessert is luscious topped with raspberries or strawberries. —Matthew Lawrence La Boucherie, Vashon, Washington
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Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Crunchy pecans and coconut fill each layer of this tempting cake spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Big slices are guaranteed to make eyes light up! —Abigail Rider, East Point, Kentucky

Almond Peach Gelato

Almond Peach Gelato

Almond Peach Gelato

This rich and delicious dessert is especially outstanding when served with warm peaches or peach pie.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona

American-Style Vanilla Biscotti

American-Style Vanilla Biscotti

American-Style Vanilla Biscotti

Here it is, the simplest, easiest biscotti recipe you'll ever follow. Biscotti bake twice rather than once, and thus take a bit longer to start-to-finish than normal drop cookies.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Grandma's Baked Rice Custard

Grandma's Baked Rice Custard

Grandma's Baked Rice Custard

While growing up in Italy in the 1900s, my mother lived a very basic life. But when Easter Sunday arrived, my grandmother would make this dessert as a special treat.

Torcetti

Torcetti

Torcetti

Our Sicilian grandmother often had my sister and I roll out the dough for these tasty "Torcetti." Their melt-in-your-mouth goodness is not too sweet.—Joy Quici, Upland, California

Marvelous Cannoli Cake

Marvelous Cannoli Cake

Marvelous Cannoli Cake

A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix. It’s best when served well chilled.—Antoinette Owens, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

These cookies take some time, but, believe me, they are well worth it! My husband and I used to operate an Italian-American restaurant, and this recipe goes back generations. —Gloria Cracchiolo, Newburgh, New York

Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert

Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert

Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert

Tiramisu didn't do it for me until I tried this recipe, with its luscious layers of cheesecake and coffee. It's one of my favorite desserts to make this time of year. —Christie Nelson, Taylorville, Illinois
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