Outside the Box: 5 Sweet & Savory Ways to Eat Panettone

published Dec 16, 2011
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Baked sweet bread pudding in a rectangular pan
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Tall, golden loaves of panettone are everywhere this time of year. Traditionally eaten around Christmas and New Year’s, this fruit-studded sweet bread can be enjoyed plain or simply toasted — but it doesn’t have to be. How about crisp-custardy panettone french toast or even a savory panettone panzanella with pancetta and brussels sprouts?

Panettone Bread Pudding at BBC Good Food: Fluffy panettone bakes into a beautiful, flavorful bread pudding.
Panettone French Toast at Apples & Onions: Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and possibly the perfect Christmas morning treat.
Winter Pudding Bombe at Jamie Oliver: Panettone stands in for the usual cake in this festive ice cream bombe.
Panettone Panzanella with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts at Bon Appetit: A winter riff on a bread salad usually made with summer tomatoes.
Panettone and Italian Sausage Stuffing at Cookstr: Nigella Lawson’s recipe is just right for a holiday feast.

How do you like to eat panettone?