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Italian Desserts


Now Over 300 Recipes for Italian Desserts
This is our collection of Italian dessert recipes for everyday, holidays, seasons of the year, and special occasions. 
It contains traditional and non-traditional (cucina nuova) Italian desserts for simple family gatherings or for entertaining.
MORE ITALIAN DESSERTS
Death by Chocolate
Chocolate Lollipops
Chocolate Cupcakes with White Buttercream Frosting
Cappuccino Angel Food Cake
Cappuccino Angel
Food Cake
In this recipe, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon combine to create a
unique angel food cake.

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Pumpkin Tiramisu
Pumpkin Tiramisu
A delicious version of tiramisu that's perfect for a special autumn dinner or to add to your Thanksgiving dinner menu. 

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Lemon Ricotta Cake
Lemon Ricotta Cake
Lemon Ricotta Cake is a combination of a pudding and a cake. Once the cake is refrigerated the center becomes firm.

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Anise and Orange Cookies
Anise and Orange Cookies
These traditional Italian cookies have a cake-like texture and a mild anise flavor.

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Panforte (Panforte di Siena)
Panforte di Siena
Panforte is a traditional Italian Christmas dessert but it is also eaten throughout the year.

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Cassatedde
Cassatedde
Cassatedde are Sicilian half-moon shaped pockets of pastry with a sweet filling that may be
either fried or baked.

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Zuccotto
Zuccotto
Zuccotto is a  molded and richly layered pastry cream filled sponge cake dessert.

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Italian Desserts
Kohls Department Stores Inc
Cannoli Cheesecake
Cannoli Cheesecake
This recipe combines two favorite Italian desserts ... Cannoli and Italian Cheesecake.

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Sweet Ravioli Cookies - Ravioli Dolci
Sweet Ravioli Cookies
These crisp little ravioli-shaped cookies can be filled with your favorite fruit preserves.

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Ricotta Cherry Tart
Ricotta Cherry Tart
This tart consists of 3 layers: a buttery, crisp pastry crust, layered with sour cherry jam, and topped with a creamy ricotta filling.

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Cannoli
Cannoli
Find recipes for fried and baked cannoli shells and a variety of fillings.

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Bomboloni alla Crema - Italian Cream-Filled Doughnuts
Bomboloni alla Crema
Bomboloni are fried Italian doughnuts that are filled with pastry cream.

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
The refreshing citrus flavor of the orange cupcakes contrasts beautifully with the super-creamy and light vanilla buttercream frosting.

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Chocolate Chestnut Cake
Chocolate Chestnut Cake
Chocolate Chestnut Cake is a luxurious holiday cake from Tuscany.  The chocolate and chestnut filling has a dense fudge-like texture.

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Apple Roses - Rose di Pasta Sfoglia
Apple Roses
Rose di Pasta Sfoglia
Apple Roses are made with apple slices rolled into ready-made puff pastry and baked.

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Italian Wedding Cookies
Italian Wedding Cookies
One of the typical cookies served on an Italian wedding dessert or sweet table.

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Ricotta Cheesecake
Ricotta Cheesecake
This is an absolutely delicious, creamy but light, cheesecake.

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Biancomangiare - Almond Pudding
Bianco Mangiare
Bianco Mangiare is an eggless milk pudding dessert that is made with all white ingredients; thus
the name, literally white food.

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Pistachio Whipped Cream Cake
Pistachio
Whipped Cream Cake
This cake is slightly dense in texture and light green in color.  The light and creamy icing just melts in your mouth.

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Strawberry and Ricotta Tart
Strawberry and Ricotta Tart
This tart consists of a crisp, buttery crust filled with a creamy ricotta mixture that is flavored with orange and vanilla, and topped with slices of fresh strawberries.

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Pumpkin Biscotti
Biscotti for Autumn
and Christmas
Delight in the special flavors and aromas of fall and the holiday season with our seasonal biscotti recipes.

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Amaretti: Traditional Italian Cookies
Cartellate
Amaretti Cookies
A classic Italian cookie made with finely ground almonds and a very small amount of flour.

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Cartellate - Honey Pinwheels
Cartellate are crisp pastry spirals that are drizzled with honey.

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Amaretto Cheesecake
Amaretto Cheesecake
Amaretto cheesecake is a creamy cheesecake recipe with the delicate flavor of Amaretto liqueur topped with apricot preserves and toasted sliced almonds.

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LEARN TO SPEAK ITALIAN
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Vegetable cakes, such as carrot and zucchini, are the perfect platform for this tangy frosting.
2 pounds cream cheese, softened
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat cream cheese, butter and 1 cup of sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined.  With the mixer running, add the remaining sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addiion.  Add the vanilla and beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes more.
(Makes about 6 cups - enough to frost an 8-inch layer cake)
Pumpkin Covered Pie Dish
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