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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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"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter Haven, Florida. "The recipes I found, however, required quite a bit of sugar, so I developed my own version using fresh strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and a hint of lemon."
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Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies

A single batch of these mouthwatering cookies is never enough. I usually make one to give away and two more to keep at home. Adding ricotta cheese to the batter makes the morsels extra moist. —Doris Marshall, Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu is Italian for "pick-me-up," and this treat truly lives up to its name. It's worth every bit of effort to see my husband's eyes light up when I put a piece of this delicious torte in front of him. —Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio

Apricot Almond Torte

Apricot Almond Torte

Apricot Almond Torte

This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble the day of serving, making it an easier option for entertaining. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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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

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.

Easy Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

This no-bake treat comes together quickly and can even be made the night before. Sometimes I drizzle additional chocolate syrup over the coffee and pound cake. Other times, I add sliced almonds to the topping.—Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois

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 seasonal plate arranged in a wagon-wheel fashion. —Libia Foglesong, San Bruno, California

Lemon Gelato

Lemon Gelato

Lemon Gelato

On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have an intense flavor. This recipe brings back memories of our vacation. —Gail Wang, Troy, Michigan

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

No one can resist this classic cool and creamy dessert. It's quick to prepare but can be made ahead for added mealtime convenience.

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 more nutritious, too. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
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