Italian Desserts from Cookies to Pastries and everything in between. You are going to love these Italian Dessert recipes from cookies, cakes, Creams, Pies and Tarts. Snacks and fancy desserts. Something for everyone. Enjoy!
Italian Desserts – Cookie Recipes
Italian Cookies are made with simple ingredients from almonds to wine. Sometimes an Italian Pie Pastry (pasta frolla) recipe is used to make cookies. Cookies are eaten not only for dessert, or snack but also for Breakfast.
Italian Sandwich Cookies / Occhi di Bue
Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies
Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Pumpkin Baci Di Dama with Mascarpone Filling
Traditional Italian Breakfast Cookies
Italian Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Thin Chocolate Cookie Layered Dessert
Italian Easter Cookies / Uncinetti
Italian Orange Ricotta Cookies
Italian Cream Filled Peach Cookies
Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gocciole Italian Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pizzicati Italian Pinch Cookies
Italian Christmas Cookies/Pasta Frolla
Italian Baci di Dama- Lady Kisses
Italian Desserts Crostata Recipes – Pies & Tarts
A Crostata is considered one of the most popular dessert recipes in Italy. Usually filled with homemade jam or even store-bought. The pie dough (pasta frolla) is buttery, flaky and has eggs included in the recipe.
Italian Crostata Bars with Peach Filling
Easy Italian Blueberry Crostata
Chocolate Vanilla Berry Panna Cotta Tart
Homemade Apricot Jam Crumb Pie
Stove Top Stuffed Sweet Focaccia
Homemade Italian Apple Crostata
Italian Chocolate Pie Crust/ Pasta Frolla
Italian Pistachio Ricotta Crostata
Italian Desserts Cake Recipes
Italian cakes can be on the dry side that is why they are used to make Tiramisu, or Diplomat cake. They also like to include fruits, nuts, chocolate chips or even yogurt in them. Cream fillings are usually made with whole cream or mascarpone and are not very sweet.
Homemade Classic Italian Tiramisu Cake
Creamiest Chocolate Lasagna Recipe
Easy Italian Fresh Peach Crumb Cake
Italian Fresh Cream Lemon Cake
Fresh Apricot Double Layer Cream Dessert
Italian Glazed Mandarin Orange Almond Cake
Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake
Italian Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Italian Mascarpone Marble Cake
Italian Breakfast Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate Chips
La Torta Tenerina / Italian Brownie Cake
Valentine’s Day Classic Tiramisu for Two
Ciambella Romagnola Italian Cake
Italian Pastry Cream Filled Lemon Cake
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Crumb Cake
Italian Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
Easy Italian Carrot Cake Recipe
Italian Margherita Cake (Torta Margherita)
Classic Italian Bundt Cake/Ciambellone
Ancient Roman Cake – Torta Antica Roma
What are some of the most popular desserts in Italy?
In my opinion and what desserts I am served most and that I see more of whether in Italian Bakeries, on tv or mentioned by friends and family are Tiramisu, a Crostata, a simple Bundt Cake (Ciambella), Panna Cotta, Pasticcini (small pastries), Gelato, Baba and of course don’t forget Cannoli. Just to name a few.
Italian Desserts Pastry Cream Recipes
Italian cuisine is known for its delicious creamy Pastry Cream. Made with milk, cream and egg yolks it is one of the best Pastry Cream’s in the world. Use it for fillings in pies, cakes or even baked in cookies and tarts.
Italian Pastry Cream (Vanilla)
Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream
Italian Pastry Cream Dessert Recipes
Coming to Italy I discovered how much I love Pastry Cream, this creamy rich never too sweet recipe, is used to fill cakes, cookies, parfaits and even baked in a tasty Italian Pastry crust.
Fresh Fruit Tart with Italian Pastry Cream Filling
Pasticiotti Italian Cream Filled Pastries
Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream Tiramisu
Italian Coffee Cream (Crema di Caffe)
Italian Desserts Pastry Recipes
Pastries in Italy are made in many ways, from baked to fried. From North to South of Italy every Region has their own sweet recipe.
Easy Nutella Puff Pastry Balls
Homemade Cinnamon Apple Strudel
Pastry Baked Cannoli with Two Creamy Fillings
Chocolate Chip Sweet Buns (Girelle)
Chocolate & Pear Pastries (Fagottini)
Italian Grape Must Donuts- Ciambelle al Mosto
Italian Desserts – Special Occasion
Special Occasions in Italy are filled with delicious homemade sweet recipes, from yeast cakes to no bakes, to chocolate and fruit and nuts, there is always something for everyone.
Panettone – Italian Christmas Sweet Bread
Colomba – Italian Easter Dove Bread
Easy Panettone French Toast Breakfast Casserole
Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake
Homemade Italian Baci Chocolates
Homemade Gianduiotto Chocolates
Traditional Italian Easter Bread
No-Churn Ricotta Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Pandoro Italian Christmas Cake
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All of these recipes are Authentic Italian desserts, some are easy Italian desserts and some a little more complicated. But whichever or all you try I hope you enjoy them!