Italian desserts (119)

Find luscious and easy to make Italian dessert recipes, from tiramisu to panna cotta and zabaglione. We also have delicious biscotti recipes, perfect with after-dinner coffee.

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6 reviews

This classic Italian tiramisu is the only recipe you'll ever need! Luscious mascarpone cheese layered with espresso-soaked sponge fingers, with a touch of cognac or brandy.

Recipe by: Magda

No reviews

The traditional recipe for this 'cooked cream', from the Piedmont region of Italy, is made with rich double cream. This lighter version of panna cotta, served with a pretty rhubarb and strawberry compote, is delightfully smooth and creamy yet much lower in fat. Prepare it the day before serving, if possible.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

19 reviews

This classic Italian dessert is made with sponge fingers (also known as ladyfingers or boudoir biscuits) and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a spring form cake tin.

Recipe by: Carol

8 reviews

Yes, you can buy good sponge fingers so easily, but this homemade sponge finger recipe is practically just as easy as running to the shop. Have a go at making your own sponge fingers for trifles or tiramisu.

Recipe by: Roxanne

6 reviews

This is such an easy, but beautiful dessert to serve for company in the summer when fresh berries are in season. Gelatine leaves work better, but powdered gelatine is easier to find generally.

Recipe by: Florence


Light panna cotta
Light panna cotta

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