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Italian dessert recipes

39 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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  • Lemon meringue pie

    Lemon meringue pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    A shot of ice-cold limoncello is the perfect partner to Stephen Terry's version of this classic dessert

  • Tiramisu with honeycomb crunch

    Tiramisu with honeycomb crunch

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

    The perfect Valentine's dessert, best made ahead to give the flavours time to mingle

  • The ultimate makeover: Tiramisu

    The ultimate makeover: Tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Angela Nilsen lightens a classic high-fat Italian dessert without compromising on the rich indulgence factor

  • Strawberry panna cotta

    Strawberry panna cotta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Serve this creamy set Italian dessert with a top layer of fresh strawberry sauce and our homemade salted almond snaps on the side

  • Citrus grape cake

    Citrus grape cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.10 ratings

    A rustic Italian-style cake made with olive oil as well as butter. Wonderful eaten warm with a scoop of ice cream for pud

  • Christmas pear & chocolate tiramisu trifle

    Christmas pear & chocolate tiramisu trifle

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    The perfect end to a Boxing Day banquet, John Torode's dessert combines an Italian classic with British seasonal fruit

  • Lemon meringue cake

    Lemon meringue cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Take lemon meringue to a new level with this caramel-infused sponge filled with lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue

  • 'Panforte' pies

    'Panforte' pies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping

  • Double cherry semifreddo

    Double cherry semifreddo

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This Italian style ice cream is light and creamy and, best of all, you don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare it

  • Prosecco cake

    Prosecco cake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    The perfect cake for Prosecco lovers, with the Italian tipple finding its way into the cake, boozy buttercream and Prosecco-flavoured sweet topping

  • Coconut panna cotta with pineapple salsa

    Coconut panna cotta with pineapple salsa

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    We've squeezed the taste of Asia into an Italian classic to create a creamy, rich, and tangy panna cotta. Teamed with a fruity salsa this pudding is hard to resist

  • Quick & easy tiramisu

    Quick & easy tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Condensed milk is the secret to this super snappy Italian dessert. Coffee and chocolate are a classic combo, simply layer them up and enjoy

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