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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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Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

My mother brought this special family recipe from Europe a century ago. Cenci can be "dressed up" for any holiday—at Easter, I sprinkle yellow, pink and lavender jelly beans over them, and for Christmas, red and green candy sprinkles give the cenci a festive look. Even without the garnish, they always disappear fast! —Anna Coduto, Fullerton, California

Italian Holiday Cookies

Italian Holiday Cookies

Italian Holiday Cookies

Many of our holiday traditions center around the foods my mother made while I was growing up. These cookies, which we called "Strufoli", bring back wonderful memories. —Sue Seymour, Valatie, New York

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

My family has made these classic Italian cookies for generations, and this homemade version is so much better than the bakery version. They are always a special treat during the holidays or any time of year!—Cindy Casazza, Hopewell, New Jersey
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Italian Spumoni Cookies

Italian Spumoni Cookies

Italian Spumoni Cookies

These festive cookies look and taste like they're made from scratch. But refrigerated cookie dough makes them a cinch to create. We'll never tell your secret! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemon Panna Cotta with Berries

Lemon Panna Cotta with Berries

Lemon Panna Cotta with Berries

Cool, creamy and pretty as a picture, this luscious Italian dessert is elegant enough for the fanciest dinner party. Instead of using ramekins, pour into cocktail glasses and chill for a dressier look. Mariela Petroski - Helena, Montana

Peach Gelato

Peach Gelato

Peach Gelato

This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan. —Molly Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin

Tiramisu for Two

Tiramisu for Two

Tiramisu for Two

"This mouthwatering dessert is a combination of four or five different recipes."—Barbara Lopshire, Holland, Michigan.

White Chocolate Creme Brulee

White Chocolate Creme Brulee

White Chocolate Creme Brulee

When you want a dessert for a special occasion, try this one. Serving two, it's perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary dinner. But if need be, you can double the recipe, as I often do for my family. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

Granola Biscotti

Granola Biscotti

Granola Biscotti

“This cranberry-studded treat is low in fat but high on flavor,” writes Lori Waites from Frankenmuth, Michigan. “Because it freezes so well, I always double the recipe!”

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.

Cannoli Pudding

Cannoli Pudding

Cannoli Pudding

This subtly sweet blend from Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon lets you enjoy the taste of a traditional Italian dessert in mere minutes. "It makes any meal special," she promises.
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