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    Anise Pizzelle

    These lovely, golden brown anise pizzelle cookies have a crisp texture and delicate anise flavor. I create them using a pizzelle iron. —Barbara Colucci, Rockledge, Florida

    How to Make Zabaglione: The Magical Italian Dessert You Never Knew You Needed

    Dessert doesn't get any easier than zabaglione, a light and boozy custard that's perfect for summer fruit.


    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


    24 Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies

    Indulge in the sweetness of the season with these Italian-inspired Christmas cookies.


    Blueberry Almond Biscotti

    ????These biscotti are the perfect treats for an indoor tea party or an outdoor garden party! If you’re not a...

    Apricot Dessert Bruschetta

    Years ago, my mother took a trip to Italy, and this recipe reminds her of the sun-kissed fruits from the...


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...

    Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

    I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


    65 Italian Potluck Recipes That Serve a Crowd

    It's a family-style potluck starring oodles of noodles, a bounty of bread, scores of sweets and all the Italian recipes...


    Our Most Luxurious Cannoli Recipes

    Like cannolis? You'll love this collection of cannoli desserts.


    How to Make Classic Italian Sandwich Butter Cookies

    Our Italian sandwich butter cookies recipe lets you skip the bakery run.

    Mango Tiramisu

    I love tiramisu and I wanted to make one with summer flavors. I swapped the Grand Marnier and Malibu rum...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


    Mixed Berry Tiramisu

    Because I love tiramisu, I came up with this deliciously refreshing twist on the traditional coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Fresh softened...


    Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

    If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from...


    34 of 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...

    Caramel Pecan Biscotti

    My husband helped me concoct this variation on a classic. With caramel and nuts and dipped in chocolate, it makes...


    Italian Orange-Fig Cookies

    This is one of the first holiday cookies I made when I found out I could no longer eat gluten....


    Cannoli in a Glass

    Here is my guilt-free, delicious, low-fat version of a cannoli that is so simple to prepare. All you need is...


    Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo

    When I wanted a new frozen treat for my family, I came up with this citrusy, chocolaty version of classic...


    Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

    Fresh strawberries shine in this simple, but sophisticated delicacy. The balsamic vinegar syrup add an interesting sweet-savory quality to the...


    Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

    I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and in place of coffee, bourbon, and it's absolutely fabulous....


    Limoncello Tiramisu

    We love everything about this wonderful dessert—from the light lemon flavor and creamy Mascarpone to the crunchy, crushed macaroon on...


    Panforte Cookie Cups

    A tassie-like treat takes on an Italian flair in this Panforte Cookie Cup. The filling of nuts, dried and candied...

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    Florentines

    We love the citrus and nut combination of these classic cookies. Melted chocolate and candied cherries give them an extra-special...


    Espresso Panna Cotta

    I got this idea after seeing different dessert presentations at various restaurants. The martini glasses make an elegant impression for...


    Mom’s Cheese Pie

    "My mother brought this Old World recipe with her from the Ukraine," says Anne Kulick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. A...


    Italian Cookies

    My 100% Italian husband will tell you these are his favorite cookies. I make them often, and definitely every Christmas...


    Iced Anise Cookies

    “It was a tradition to have these cookies on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. My grandmother always kept some on hand...


    Gianduja

    These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love...