November 28, 2011

Pandoro: A Simple, Elegant Dessert

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Dessert in my family is something near sacred. I try and save it for our Sunday Dinners, but often by mid-week the kids are clamoring for sweets.

At that point I want something easy, but yummy. One of my favorites is this dessert, usually made with Angel Food cake, but equally delicious and far prettier when made with ShopRite Pandoro. With the holidays quickly approaching – this is the perfect dessert for any holiday dinner.

Pandoro Dessert
Serves 8-10

1 ShopRite Pandoro
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 c milk
1 (8 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ShopRite Imported Raspberry Preserves
1 cup ShopRite Imported Hazelnut Spread

Slice Pandoro horizontally into 4 even sections. Set aside.Combine cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar and blend until smooth. Add milk and stir until thick.

Fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.Lay the bottom slice of Pandoro on a serving platter and spread with 1/3 cup Hazelnut Spread.

Top with 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture followed by 1/3 cup Raspberry Preserves.

Repeat with 2 more layers of Pandoro and top with the last slice of Pandoro.

Sprinkle with the powdered sugar packet included with the Pandoro and serve.

Store, covered in the refrigerator until serving time if needed.

Add powdered sugar just before service.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a POTLUCKTM blogger, I received the ShopRite Imported Pandoro from ShopRite for free.