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Italian Desserts

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

Memorable Biscotti

Memorable Biscotti

Memorable Biscotti

The enticing aroma of anise filled the kitchen and wafted through the house as Mom baked these crisp cookies when I was a girl. Mom always kept a big glass jar filled so we had a supply of these traditional cookies on hand. —Cookie Curci, San Jose, California

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

I got this recipe from my uncle's mother. These crisp cookies are perfect for dunking in milk or coffee.

Holiday Biscotti

Holiday Biscotti

Holiday Biscotti

A twice-baked Italian cookie, biscotti makes a wonderful "dunker". A pretty way to present a batch is on a Christmasy plate arranged in a wagon-wheel fashion.
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Italian Horn Cookies

Italian Horn Cookies

Italian Horn Cookies

My family has been making these delicate fruit-filled Christmas cookies for generations. Light and flaky, they have the look of elegant pastry.

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

Green Tea Tiramisu

Green Tea Tiramisu

Green Tea Tiramisu

Put a creative spin on a classic dessert from our Test Kitchen! Orange and green tea add special taste to this light and fluffy treat that’s perfect for entertaining.

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!

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake

Combining two of our favorite desserts, this is a traditional holiday treat in my Italian family. We're always certain to pass down the recipe to the next generation.—Marie McConnell, Shelbyville, Illinois

Peach Ice

Peach Ice

Peach Ice

If the fresh peach is delicious, this recipe is delicious! It's a very light dessert for those counting calories, and it's truly a cinch to prepare.

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

Mascarpone Cheesecake

Mascarpone Cheesecake

Mascarpone Cheesecake

This rich dessert is sure to delight with its creamy filling, whipped topping and sweet caramel drizzle. It makes an ideal ending to a special meal. —Deanna Polito-Laughinghouse, Raleigh, North Carolina
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