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Italian dessert recipes

39 Recipes

Get a taste of la dolce vita with our classic Italian bakes and puddings, including creamy tiramisu, panna cotta and orange polenta cake. Bellissimo!

Best ever tiramisu

4.159315

(102 ratings)

This super simple Italian dessert actually benefits from being made ahead, allowing all the lovely flavours to mingle
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Orange polenta cake

4.57622

(82 ratings)

Give your dessert an Italian flavour with this moist and fruity polenta cake
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cannoli

4

(2 ratings)

Learn how to make cannoli with our easy-to-follow recipe. A classic Italian pastry with a crisp shell and creamy, sweet ricotta filling, it's a moreish treat...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Tiramisu ice-cream cake

3.56818

(11 ratings)

Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties
  • 10 hours
  • More effort

Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

0

(0 ratings)

This buttery, Italian bread really is the star of Christmas desserts. Try this light, festive dessert with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Panettone

4

(5 ratings)

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Torta del Nonna

3.75

(3 ratings)

Give this Tuscan tart a delicious twist by adding dark chocolate to the traditional custard filling and delicate sweet pastry
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Zabaglione trifle slice

4.859375

(16 ratings)

This dish is inspired by trifle and tiramisu, taking some of the best elements of each
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Peach & almond tart

3.458335

(6 ratings)

Think of this as an Italian version of the British Bakewell tart, lovely for dessert or with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Blackberry zabaglione

5

(3 ratings)

Italian zabaglione is lovely rippled with a few crushed berries for a quick, outstanding dessert
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Plum & amaretti semifreddo

4.666665

(3 ratings)

A ripple of sweet plum purée and chunks of almond biscuit turn this Italian ice cream into an all-in-one dessert
  • 40 mins
  • A challenge

Strawberry & mint granita

5

(1 rating)

This light frozen dessert is smooth and slushy, like those from the east of Italy - a perfect palate cleanser to finish a dinner party menu
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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