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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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Brownie Biscotti

Brownie Biscotti

Brownie Biscotti

Daintily drizzled with white chocolate, these eye-catching biscotti are loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy almonds. “They look so pretty in a holiday gift basket with an assortment of hot chocolate and teas,” notes Amber Sumner of Congress, Arizona.

Tiramisu Parfaits

Tiramisu Parfaits

Tiramisu Parfaits

As a mouthwatering finale, Nancy Granaman of Burlington, Iowa whips up her tiramisu and serves it in pretty parfait glasses. “These are a long-time favorite dessert,” she comments. “I think they look so pretty with a drizzle of chocolate, sprinkle of mini chips or cocoa on top."—Nancy Granaman, Burlington, Iowa

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

My neighbors look forward to getting my gifts of these chocolate-covered cookies. They're such a cinch to make. —Ginger Chatfield, Muscatine, Iowa
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White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white chocolate. Lighten it up if you'd like—I've had good luck with light nondairy whipped topping and reduced-fat cream cheese. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX

Chocolate Cannoli Cake

Chocolate Cannoli Cake

Chocolate Cannoli Cake

Hints of orange and coffee lend standout flavor to Mary Bilyeu's elegant Chocolate Cannoli Cake. “A variation of this cake was a finalist in the ‘Best Cake in Michigan’ contest,” she writes from Ann Arbor, Michigan. You’ll be shocked that something so good has just 8 g of fat per serving!

White Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti

White Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti

White Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti

The original version of this recipe was handed down from my great-aunt. Through the years, my mother and I have tried different flavor combinations...this is a favorite for all. —Brenda Keith, Talent, Oregon

Sensational Tiramisu

Sensational Tiramisu

Sensational Tiramisu

This light version of the popular Italian dessert is moist and creamy, and cuts so well into pretty layered squares. You'll love the blend of coffee, Kahlua and cream cheese flavors. —Mary Walters, Westerville, Ohio

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate, pistachios and cranberries are great together. Adding the cranberries to this recipe made it not only sweeter, but healthier, too. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

This recipe is one of my favorites to add to my holiday cookie trays. The cookies blend the great flavor of gingerbread and biscotti, plus a "snow"-dipped decoration. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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

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.
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