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Tiramisù With Panettone

Tiramisù is a classic Italian no-bake dessert made with layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers and luscious mascarpone cream. For Christmas and New Year's gatherings, I like to use panettone as a way of upcycling this traditional Italian sweet bread. Try any of your favourite kinds like Pandoro or Motta Gran Cremoso and create a new dessert each time! Don't forget the mascarpone cheese! It lends a depth of flavour that cream cheese just doesn't have. By the way, I use no eggs... I know... not really authentic... but my filling is very light and creamy! Assemble this dessert in a pretty serving pan or set up a Tiramisù station and let your guests build their own in elegant martini glasses!
Prep Time 15 minutes
refrigeration time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 servings


  • large serving pan (9"X12"X3") or 12 martini glasses


  • 1 tub mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 cup vanilla cooked pudding (follow instructions on package)
  • 2 cups whipped cream, divided (1 cup for filling and 1 cup for topping)
  • 1 panettone (plain or chocolate-cream filled, sliced lengthwise about ½"
  • 1 cup brewed espresso, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp liqueur (chocolate favoured or coffee-flavoured), optional
  • 2 tbsp cocoa


To Prepare Filling:

  • Using electric beaters, whip the mascarpone until creamy.
  • Add the pudding and whip until well incorporated.
  • Add the whipped cream and fold lightly. Set aside.

To Prepare Coffee Drizzle:

  • Stir if the liqueur to the espresso.

To Prepare Large Tray of Tiramisù

  • Lay one layer of panettone slices in a large serving pan (9"X12"X3").
  • Drizzle with half of the espresso.
  • Spread half of the cream, ensuring an even layer.
  • Add a second layer of panettone slices. Repeat the above 2 steps (drizzle with expresso mixture and top with remaining cream).
  • Sift the cocoa on top to cover the surface.

To Prepare Individual Portions:

  • For each martini glass, place a dollop of the cream on the bottom.
  • Place a few cubs of panettone in each glass.
  • Drizzle with espresso.
  • Top with cream and smooth the surface.
  • Sift cocoa on top.
  • Garnish with a few raspberries and refrigerate for a few hours.


Keyword cocoa, espresso, mascarpone, no eggs, pandoro, panettone, tiramisù, whipped cream