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Italian Desserts

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

Favorite Italian Cake

Favorite Italian Cake

Favorite Italian Cake

Marilyn Morel KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil a Grazi!” (Thanks a million.) Pecan lovers will eagerly accept a second slice.

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!

Citrus Nut Biscotti

Citrus Nut Biscotti

Citrus Nut Biscotti

I lived in Italy for over seven years and started every morning meal with biscotti. This version features walnuts and the refreshing flavors of lemon and orange.
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Chocolate Amaretti

Chocolate Amaretti

Chocolate Amaretti

With a hint of almond, these chewy treats are similar to those sold in Italian bakeries. My husband and children are always excited when I include these in my holiday baking lineup.—Kathy L. Long, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Pizzelle

Pizzelle

Pizzelle

This recipe was adapted from one used by my Italian-born mother and grandmother. They used old irons on a gas stove, but now we have the convenience of electric pizzelle irons. The cookies are so delectable and beautiful, they're worth it! —Elizabeth Schwartz, Trevorton, Pennsylvania

Pine Nut Cookies

Pine Nut Cookies

Pine Nut Cookies

My guests say these simple goodies are rich and delicious–like little pats of butter! Coated with pine nuts, the cookies also have a pleasant crunch.

Glazed Italian Spice Cookies

Glazed Italian Spice Cookies

Glazed Italian Spice Cookies

These cute little balls give you a soft, cake-like option for your Christmas cookie tray. The creamy almond glaze spread on top makes them extra yummy.

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

Gingered Cranberry Granita

Gingered Cranberry Granita

Gingered Cranberry Granita

“This recipe is elegant but easy and so refreshing! For an alternative garnish, try dried, sweetened cranberries.” Lisa Keys – Middlebury, Connecticut

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

Chocolate Dunk-Shot Biscotti

Chocolate Dunk-Shot Biscotti

Chocolate Dunk-Shot Biscotti

“These are great with a hot drink!” These crunchy bites are perfect with after-dinner coffee or as a morning treat. They're just as yummy dunked in milk. Nancy Whitford - Edwards, NY
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