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Stuffed Panettone French Toast

Stuffed Panettone French Toast

Stuffed Panettone French Toast is made from a traditional Italian cake, usually enjoyed during the Christmas season. It really makes a delicious french toast on its own but is even better when stuffed.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Egg Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 panettone traditional Italian cake
  • 6 tablespoons mascarpone or as needed (or desired)
  • 6 tablespoons apricot jam or as needed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream (it’s important to use cream, not milk, or the cake will get too soggy and it will be hard to keep it together when you turn it)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar for serving; optional


  • Using a sharp serrated knife, thinly slice off two of the ends of the cake (save for another use); you should now have what resembles a loaf. Slice the cake into 8 even slices, about ⅓ inch thick.
  • Lay on a clean work surface; spread the mascarpone on one side of 4 pieces, and apricot jam on the other 4, fold together to form a “sandwich”.
  • In a large shallow bowl beat the eggs until well mixed; add the cream and a pinch of salt and mix until well combined.
  • Heat the oil and butter together in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat; when hot, dip each “sandwich” on both sides into the egg mixture; put on the hot griddle (do not dip the sandwich until ready to cook them; do in batches if necessary); cook until browned, then carefully turn and cook the other side. Serve whole, or cut in half, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Variation: Use either orange marmalade, peach jam , or homemade Strawberry Jam in place of the apricot jamLindySez: While I think mascarpone is the best choice, you could substitute softened cream cheese if desired.
Keyword Panettone French toast, stuffed French toast
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