Recipe

Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries

Enjoy this traditional sweet panettone dish, complete with creamy mascarpone and fresh raspberries. A perfect way to end Christmas lunch or dinner.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • Serves 12
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Ingredients

Mascarpone filling
  • 750 gram mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 3 egg whites
Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries
  • 1 panettone (about 1.1kg)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 750 gram fresh raspberries
  • 2 teaspoon icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar)

Method

Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries
  • 1
    Make mascarpone filling: Combine cheese and sifted sugar in a large bowl. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into cheese mixture, in two batches.
  • 2
    Place base of panettone onto serving plate. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of liqueur; spread with one-third of filling and scatter with one-third of the raspberries. Top with another slice of panettone. Repeat to make another two layers, finishing with mascarpone filling. Refrigerate, loosely covered.
  • 3
    Remove panettone from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Top with remaining raspberries; dust with sifted icing sugar.

Notes

Store the reserved panettone in plastic wrap and toast for breakfast. We used grand marnier in this recipe but you could use any citrus-flavoured liqueur you like. This dessert is best made the day before or up to 5 hours before serving to allow the flavours to develop. You can make it with all kinds of seasonal fruit – mixed berries, sliced peaches, plums, nectarines or mango would all work well.

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