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Italian Desserts

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

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

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

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pizzelle

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pizzelle

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pizzelle

I've experimented with different varieties of pizzelle recipes, but this is definitely a favorite. My dad likes to help make them so that we don't run out!—Aimee McCullen, Youngwood, Pennsylvania
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Frozen Tiramisu

Frozen Tiramisu

Frozen Tiramisu

Java fans will jump for this frosty mocha dessert. Because it requires time to freeze, it’s a great make-ahead option. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Cherry Cannoli Cups

Here’s a sweet taste of Italy without a lot of fuss. The cute little cups, filled with a rich cherry-cheese filling, are easy to assemble using wonton wrappers. —Marie Sheppard, Chicago, Illinois

Gianduja

Gianduja

Gianduja

These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love the pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts. —Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, New York

Cuccidati

Cuccidati

Cuccidati

The compliments are well worth making these Sicilian cookies—they're the best recipe I've found! —Carolyn Fafinski, Dunkirk, New York

Florentines

Florentines

Florentines

We love the citrus and nut combination of these classic cookies. Melted chocolate and candied cherries give them an extra-special touch. —Cleo Gonske, Redding, California

Tiramisu Crepes

Tiramisu Crepes

Tiramisu Crepes

Delicate crepes, filled with creamy Mascarpone cheese and laced with vanilla and a hint of coffee liqueur, make for a mouthwatering morning treat. It’s special in every way. —Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee

Panforte Cookie Cups

Panforte Cookie Cups

Panforte Cookie Cups

A tassie-like treat takes on an Italian flair in this Panforte Cookie Cup. The filling of nuts, dried and candied fruits and spices make it reminscent of the Panforte bread.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu

We love everything about this wonderful dessert—from the light lemon flavor and creamy Mascarpone to the crunchy, crushed macaroon on top. We think you'll enjoy it too.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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