The dessert course at an Italian table is called "dolce," which means sweet, and you will sweeten any table with your own Italian dessert. Don't forget the strong coffee.
The pizzelle (peets-TSEH-leh), a crisp waffle cookie, is one of the oldest cookie recipes known. These large crisp Italian cookies are made with a pizzelle iron.
These rich sandwich cookies, filled with dark, satiny ganache, are adapted from an Italian celebration cookie called Bocca di Dama--or Lady's Kisses. At Christmastime, we think they should be called Bocca di Nonna--or Grandmother's Kisses.
An almond paste mixture makes a yummy filling for this Italian dessert. Crown this showpiece with the best-looking fruit at the market.
Cannoli are the quintessential Sicilian treat. With sweetened cheese, bittersweet chocolate, zippy orange peel, and rich pistachio nuts, this version brings together many beloved flavors in every bite.
Substitute coffee for water while preparing boxed cake mix for a tiramisu twist.
The Italian desert recipe, Zabaglione is a custard made with wine. This velvety smooth rendition is enriched with cream and fresh blueberries.
Use a fruity white wine to make this easy dessert. It needs no frosting--just a little sugar on top.
A frothy delight, Zabaglione is one of Italy's most prized desserts. Here it crowns a springy chocolate sponge cake; another time, try it simply spooned over sliced fruits.
The subtle sweetness of these cookies adds to the well-paired flavor combination of lemon, cardamom, and fresh thyme.
A banana bread mix and dried cranberries make these Italian cookies easy to prepare.
You can use a mix or store-bought cupcakes instead of making them from scratch. The "tiramisu" comes from soaking the cupcakes in espresso and rum, then topping with mascarpone frosting.
Satisfy a craving for sweet, creamy and crunchy with this refreshing ricotta-filled cannoli dessert.
Just as yummy as cannoli purchased in an Italian bakery (but much easier to make), these sweet, tender cupcakes are topped with a frosting made with ricotta cheese. The choice between whole milk ricotta and skim milk ricotta is yours to make; the frosting is delicious when made with either product.
These delicate fruit-and-nut cookies are coated with both semisweet and white chocolate for a decorative finish.
Raspberries bring a refreshing flavor and new twist to this Italian classic dessert recipe.