AnnaMaria’s Italian Fruit Jam Holiday Tree

Tasty holiday tree made of Italian brioche with AnnaMaria's jam | AnnaMaria's Foods

Dressing up a Pandoro with Our Own Italian Fruit Jam for Some Subtle Holiday Sweetness

In Italy, as the days started getting shorter, I just became more and more exited about all the holiday goodies that would arrive. When I was a child growing in Piemonte, Pandoro became my new bread from mid October well into January. I would eat it with butter and some homemade Italian fruit jam my mom would make.

Italian holiday treats have a subtle sweetness to them, not too overwhelming, and this simple deconstructed Pandoro with our own homemade Italian fruit jam is well, the jam. Using AnnaMaria’s fruit jams, this recipe offers an easy way to use that tasty Italian brioche to make a grand centerpiece to your holiday desert or breakfast table. You can of course do it to impress guests, or just your family or yourself.

Ingredients:

1 large Pandoro, Bauli is a good option.
1 container of mascarpone cheese
1 jar of Strawberry Rose or Almond Apricot jams

The Process:

  • Cut the Pandoro in star shaped slices about an inch thick, 6 to 7 layers.
  • Spread mascarpone cheese on the top of each slice.
  • Spread one of our fruit jams on top of the mascarpone.
  • Place the slices back on top of each other with a slight turn so that the Pandoro looks like a tree, as in our picture.
  • If desired, dust with the powdered sugar that comes with the Pandoro.

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