Pistachio Panettone Trifle

Pistachio Panettone Trifle

This no-bake Pistachio Panettone Trifle with mascarpone and orange is a luscious, elegant yet easy-to make dessert that will please your eyes and palate. And it’s boozy, too!

Pistachio Panettone Trifle

Another Christmas Dessert

Hello everyone. I know, I know. In my previous post, I announced that I won’t be sharing new recipes until after Christmas. And here we go, I am back today. However, in my excuse I did not give 100% guaranty. For as long as I remember myself (30+ years. Perhaps, “40-” would be more honest haha), I have often changed my mind the very last moment. By the way, don’t forget to check this Hot Chocolate Collection. Please also check this Christmas Panettone Tiramisu recipe, although it requires much more time.

Anyway, since I had some time today, I decided to share one more recipe. Besides, it is utterly delicious and a breeze to make. That’s a prefect last-minute dessert. I must admit the ingredients needed for the recipe, are not that you always have on hand. Moreover, this is not a budget-friendly one, either. But we all need splurge on something delicious every now and then. If not on Christmas, when?

Pistachio Panettone Trifle

This Pistachio Panettone Trifle features all delicious components:

  • silky and rich mascarpone;
  • panettone, toasted;
  • salted pistachios;
  • orange marmalade and orange powder (zest);
  • Irish cream. Oh each!

The combination of ingredients might sound slightly strange because there are many things going on. But it did work beautifully – different textures and flavours. And Irish cream. You cannot go wrong with Irish cream, right?

All right, my friends let’s wrap this post up. I hope you have a wonderful and cozy holidays, and delicious too. This Pistachio Panettone Trifle will certainly help you have fabulous holiday season! I will see you next time after Christmas, hmm… or earlier – who knows haha!

Happy Holidays!

Pistachio Panettone Trifle
Pistachio Panettone Trifle

Pistachio Panettone Trifle

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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This no-bake Pistachio Panettone Trifle with mascarpone and orange is a luscious, elegant yet easy-to make dessert that will please your eyes and palate. And it’s boozy, too!


  • about 400 gr. mascarpone, room temperature

  • 1-2 tbsp. powdered sugar

  • about 250-300 gr. panettone of your choice (I used with dried fruit and chocolate), roughly cut or torn

  • 2/3 to 1 cup salted pistachios

  • 3-5 rings of dried (dehydrated) oranges or 1 tbsp. orange zest

  • about 1/3 cup of orange marmalade

  • about 1/3 cup of more of Irish cream (Coffee-flavoured or orange-flavoured liquors would be nice, too.)


  • Process the pistachios in a blender into the powder. Separately, grind the dried oranges, if using. Reserve about 3-4 tbsp. of ground pistachios, for garnishing. Fold in the orange powder (zest) into the marmalade.
  • Toast the panettone, on a dry pan, until lightly golden. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the mascarpone 1 minute. Stir in the powdered sugar and continue beating for a minute or so until well-incorporated.
  • Roughly divide the mascarpone cream into two parts where one part is large (~ 2/3). Fold in the pistachios, except for the reserved ones) into the large portion.
  • To assemble the trifle, you can use a large trifle bowl or individual glasses. Arrange the panettone layer and drizzle with the Irish cream. Layer the pistachio cream and some marmalade. Alternate the layer as long as the glass height allows / ingredients are used up. The last layer should be plain mascarpone. Sprinkle with the reserved pistachios and if decried, extra orange powder (zest).
  • Chill for at least 1 hour or preferably longer. Enjoy!

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