Caramel Panettone Pudding

This sweet, rich and fragrant pudding, known as caramel panettone pudding, is an absolute delight. With its soft, buttery, caramelized crust, it’s hard not to fall in love with this delicious dessert. The combination of caramel and panettone creates a heavenly taste that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. From the first bite to the last, you will be immersed in a whirlwind of flavors. Be warned though – this dessert is so incredibly delicious that it could lead to a friendly argument over the last portion!


  • 300g golden powdered sugar
  • 200 ml hot water
  • approx. 175g panettone
  • about 50 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g golden powdered sugar
  • 6 large eggs, well beaten
  • 400 ml whole milk
  • 284ml double cream in the carton, plus more double cream for serving


Come forward
Prepare the caramel up to 12 hours in advance, brush on the tin and leave in a cool place. The custard can be made up to 48 hours in advance: let it cool, stirring occasionally, before refrigerating and covering with plastic wrap. Allow the custard to cool to room temperature before continuing with the recipe.

Preparation steps

  1. To make the caramel, place the sugar and hot water in a small, heavy saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved, then increase the heat and cook, without stirring, until the caramel is golden brown.
  2. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and quickly pour the caramel into a wide, fairly deep 1.5 liter (2¾ pint) ovenproof dish, swirling it back and forth until the bottom is covered. Put aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas 3/fan 140°C. Cut the panettone into 1cm thick slices and then remove the dark brown bottom crust. Grease one side of the slices generously. Place a single layer in the pan, butter side up.
  4. Using an electric whisk or stand mixer, beat the sugar and eggs in a large bowl until thickened, 2 minutes. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan until just below boiling point, then pour into the egg mixture and stir.
  5. Pour this pudding over the panettone and press the slices into the liquid. Soak for 10 minutes.
  6. Place the pan on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 55-60 minutes. The pudding is ready when the top is pale gold and looks dry and the custard has just set – it shouldn’t be completely solid as the custard will continue to solidify as it cools. Let it rest for 30 minutes before serving with cream.

Nutritional Information

540 31g 17g 60g 49g 0g 9g 0.43g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • baking pan
  • cling film

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Dairy products (unsalted butter, whole milk, double cream)
  • Eggs
  • Gluten (panettone)

Storage and leftovers

If there are any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The caramel panettone pud stays fresh for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to serve the leftovers, you can reheat them in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

Health Benefits of Caramel Panettone Pud

The delicious combination of caramel and panettone in this dessert not only satisfies your sweet tooth, but also offers some surprising health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional benefits of a serving of Caramel Panettone Pud.

1. Vitamins and minerals

The panettone used in this recipe contains various vitamins and minerals that contribute to your overall health. It typically contains ingredients like raisins and candied citrus fruits and provides you with a good dose of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. These nutrients strengthen your immune system and promote digestive health.

2. Protein source

The eggs used in the custard of this dessert are an excellent source of protein. Protein plays an important role in building and repairing tissue, supporting immune function, and producing enzymes and hormones. Including protein-rich foods in your diet can also help you feel fuller for longer and reduce the temptation to snack on unhealthy treats.

3. Essential fatty acids

The unsalted butter in this recipe provides a creamy and rich flavor while providing essential fatty acids. These healthy fats are crucial for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. They also support brain function, regulate hormone production and promote healthy skin and hair.

4. Calcium and Vitamin D

The combination of whole milk and double cream in this dessert provides a good amount of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, further supporting bone health. Including dairy products in your diet can help meet your daily calcium needs.

5. Antioxidant properties

The golden powdered sugar used in this recipe contains antioxidants that protect your cells from free radical damage. Antioxidants play a critical role in preventing chronic disease, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall wellness.

So while you indulge in this delicious caramel panettone pud, you can also enjoy these nutritional benefits. Remember that moderation is key when it comes to desserts, but with the addition of healthy ingredients, this treat can be a delicious addition to a balanced diet.

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