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Panettone filled with cream (No cooking recipe)

  • A delicious Christmas dessert, easy to prepare without cooking in less than half an hour. Just mix 2 milk products. One is typical Italian: mascarpone; the other typical Greek: yogurt. Add icing sugar, mix well these 3 ingredients and the cream is ready to fill the panettone.
  • Mascarpone is an Italian soft cheese made from cream and resembling cream cheese. It is recognized in Italy as a traditional “Agri-food product”. It is used in various Lombardy dishes and is considered a specialty in the region. Is one of the main ingredients of the typical Italian dessert “Tiramisu”.

Ingredients: (For this recipe has been used “Flegga” Greek yogurt & “Galbani Santa Lucia” Italian mascarpone cream cheese)
1 panettone 800 gr – 500 gr of mascarpone – 300 gr Greek yogurt – 150 Icing sugar – 300 gr orange jam

1.In a deep bowl, mix mascarpone, yogurt and 150 grams of icing sugar using a spatula or spoon until it becomes a soft and homogeneous cream. (See step by step photo gallery below)
Cover and leave to cool in the fridge for a couple of hours

2. Cut and remove the top of the panettone.
Cut the remaining cake horizontally into 3 layers

3. Fill the panettone by spreading a layer of cream on the first disc. On top of this add a thin layer of orange marmalade

4. Overlap the second disc of the cake and repeat the same operation

5. Decorate to your liking or leave it as it is.
In this case we decorate with house -shaped cookies (gingerbread), using rosemary branches for the trees and icing sugar for the snow. Simply, quickly, delicious!

If it is not consumed immediately it should be kept in the refrigerator for a couple of days due to the presence of the cheese cream

See step by step the photo gallery bellow.

18 responses

  1. Xristina,
    Ta recette est magnifique, j’adore le panetonne et tu vois je vais réaliser cette version, la crème et la confiture ce sont deux bonnes idées et puis c’est tellement beau !!!
    merci beaucoup Xristina
    à bientôt

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    18 December 2020 at 20:37

    • Vraiment? Oh ma sweet Corinne tu es toujours si encourageante!
      I wish i could have done this panettone for you as a Christmas present!

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      18 December 2020 at 23:21

  2. Yum, yum, yum! We loooove panettone in my family, and my husband especially loves cream filled desserts. And I’ve used mascarpone in frosting before and really like it. This recipe is going to be a big success in my family. Thank you so much, Xristina!

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    18 December 2020 at 21:33

    • My dear Coleen I am so so pleased to hear that my dessert unites the tastes of your loved ones. I hope and wish you can spend Christmas all together around the table with this panettone in the center! Thank you very much for your kind words!

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      18 December 2020 at 23:51

  3. Bonne idée les tiges de romarin à l’envers pour faire les sapins!

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    18 December 2020 at 22:01

  4. Great! Still, i’m more attached to our local Balkan “cozonac” (χουδουνάϰι) … Hope that the pandemic will decrease so that i will be able to get back, as usual, to Thassos. Speaking of yogurt, i’m dreaming of some real yogurt with pine honey and nuts at Syropoulos (

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    18 December 2020 at 23:19

    • I have never eaten Cozonac! But I know it is better than a good brioche. When you ‘ll return to Thassos, (I hope soon for you…) eat a little honey for me too! Thanks for the links, i got excited!

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      18 December 2020 at 23:48

      • It is much better than a brioche (especially when is made by my mother or my mother in law, as not so many people gets it right … this one looks too fat: Thassos … i would move there permanently if only i could …

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        19 December 2020 at 10:56

      • Omg I thought I smelled too! But it really must be a feast for the palate! Looks wonderful! Thank a lot for the recipe!
        Great choice to escape! When you are ready give me a call please! 🙏

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        19 December 2020 at 17:17

  5. That looks so decadent and festive, Xristina!! *Stomach grumbles*

    Love how you’ve decorated it – such a fun holiday idea! I literally hadn’t heard of Panettone before this – it looks so good. I’ve been following a few food bloggers and it is so interesting to see how different countries have different cakes for the holidays! I literally didn’t know that. I assumed everyone just had the same Rum Fruit Cake! Did you bake the panettone at home too?

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    19 December 2020 at 7:09

  6. Haah I’m sorry for your stomach my sweet happy panda and so glad you like it so much!

    No no it’s not mine. I bought it! It is quite complicated to do it at home. The process also involves turning it upside down overnight to keep its softness.
    Every country in Europe has its own Christmas cake and often also vary from region to region, in Italy there are two classics: Panettone (with candied fruit and raisins) and Pandoro (soft almost impalpable tall cake and if you cut it across, the slices are shaped like a star). I will be presenting it soon here on the blog. Thank you again! Send you hug and some virtual slices of panettone!

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    19 December 2020 at 17:28

  7. These photographs are gorgeous. They make every step seem like a work of art.


    27 December 2020 at 15:06

  8. Very kind thank you Silver Screenings! Only a phone camera and lot of passion.


    27 December 2020 at 19:02

  9. What a fantastic site which is so high grade unlike what I toss together. But your forte is food and this has to be exactly the way you present the recipe articles; and it works, I’m so hungry and they all look luscious and perfected!

    It shows that I follow your site but I don’t know why I haven’t been catching on to these articles, so I’ll check that out and be watching too!
    God bless.


    13 June 2021 at 1:07

    • Dear Lawrence! Very happy and honored to hear your positive opinion! I don’t post often and that’s the reason you find this site now.I like your creative way to write and I agree on many of the themes you deal with. I’ll read you more often with interest and pleasure! Thank you again so much!

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      13 June 2021 at 1:30

      • Quality and not quantity is better! Too many people get caught up in the numbers game in this fast paced overly secular high tech world, and that’s not a good thing as far as I’m concerned.
        But yes, hello again and I also appreciate your positive thoughts, so feel free to write about anything I post or if you have something to ask just use my listed email on my home page.
        I will look to see what you post as well, but like I said not a contest sort of person; just as need be or when inspired is best.
        Thank you again and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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        13 June 2021 at 3:05

  10. Thanks a lot for your kind availability and courtesy, I appreciate it very much.
    I fully agree about the numbers race. Quality is important and you are right, today everything has become a desperate search for likes. A way to fill empty egos. a way to create a magnificent “nothing”.
    Thank you again! Greetings from Italy


    13 June 2021 at 9:03

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