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Come on in for easy-to-make Italian dessert recipes, perfect for your next meal or holiday gathering. Dig into the best spumoni, cannoli and more Italian dessert recipe ideas here.
Nonna’s Best Italian Desserts
Italians have a knack for coming up with desserts that satisfy on every level! Here are some treats that you (and your own nonna) will love.
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I love tiramisu and I wanted to make one with summer flavors. I swapped the...
Mexican Chocolate Biscotti
Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in...
Chocolate Almond Pizzelles
If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get...
Italian Orange-Fig Cookies
This is one of the first holiday cookies I made when I found out I...
Caramel Pecan Biscotti
My husband helped me concoct this variation on a classic. With caramel and nuts and...
Tiramisu for Two
"This mouthwatering dessert is a combination of four or five different recipes."—Barbara Lopshire,...
This variation of the popular Italian dessert is so easy to assemble. It's convenient, too,...
Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll
Creamy ricotta cheese filling with a hint of cinnamon rolls up beautifully in this fluffy...
I came up with this recipe after my husband and I returned from our first...
Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies
Filled with fruit, nuts, chocolate and loads of flavor, these traditional Italian treats hit the...
Ricotta Nut Torte
This pretty layered Italian cake is called cassata. It takes some time to prepare this...
Lemon Anise Biscotti
“With the growing popularity of gourmet coffees, cappuccino and espresso,” Carrie Sherrill notes in Forestville,...
Pine Nut Cookies
My guests say these simple goodies are rich and delicious–like little pats of butter!...
Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake
Toasted pecans and coconut take this moist cake from good to great, but it’s...
Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo
When I wanted a new frozen treat for my family, I came up with this...
S’mores Creme Brulee
A big bite into a scrumptious s’more brings back sweet campfire memories. This fancy...
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Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes
Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made...
When I was a nurse, my coworkers and I regularly swapped recipes during lunch breaks....
Zesty Lemon Granita
A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most...
Italian Pineapple Trifle
My grandmother made this rich, tempting trifle every year for our family’s Christmas Eve...