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Italian dessert recipes

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

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  • Slice of tiramisu on a serving plate

    Best ever tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.213 ratings

    This super-simple Italian dessert actually benefits from being made ahead, allowing all the lovely flavours to mingle

  • Orange polenta cake

    Orange polenta cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.122 ratings

    Give your dessert an Italian flavour with this moist and fruity polenta cake

  • Amaretti & sultana cheesecake

    Amaretti & sultana cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Crunchy Italian amaretti biscuits and almond liqueur are the key in this baked creamy pudding

  • Italian apricot fool

    Italian apricot fool

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Savour the flavour of this heavenly Italian apricot fool

  • Cannoli on a plate, dusted with icing sugar

    Cannoli

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 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

  • Tiramisu ice-cream cake

    Tiramisu ice-cream cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.14 ratings

    Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties

  • Sherry, almond & orange pandoro 2016

    Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Panettone

    Panettone

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

  • Torta del Nonna

    Chocolate torta della nonna

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Give this Tuscan tart a delicious twist by adding dark chocolate to the traditional custard filling and delicate sweet pastry

  • Zabaglione trifle slice

    Zabaglione trifle slice

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    This dish is inspired by trifle and tiramisu, taking some of the best elements of each

  • Raspberry & lemon polenta cake

    Raspberry & lemon polenta cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 ratings

    Give your sponge an Italian twist with Jane Hornby's easy-to-make polenta cake

  • Iced hazelnut zabagliones

    Iced hazelnut zabagliones

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    An indulgent but refreshing Italian-style dessert

  • Easy peach & almond tart

    Easy peach & almond tart

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Think of this as an Italian version of the British bakewell tart, lovely for dessert or with a cuppa

  • Tonka bean panna cotta with roasted rhubarb

    Tonka bean panna cotta with roasted rhubarb

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This delicate tonka bean and orange-infused panna cotta pairs beautifully with vibrant pink forced rhubarb - the perfect dessert if you want to impress

  • Blackberry zabaglione

    Blackberry zabaglione

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Italian zabaglione is lovely rippled with a few crushed berries for a quick, outstanding dessert

  • Plum & amaretti semifreddo

    Plum & amaretti semifreddo

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Vanilla ice cream & coffee in glasses

    Affogato

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Our easy affogato recipe is the perfect Italian-inspired summer dessert. This simple coffee treat can be made in just five minutes with two ingredients

  • Strawberry & mint granita

    Strawberry & mint granita

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

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