Chestnut mousse with panettone

Rich chestnut mousse and fruity panettone make James Martin's dreamy and delicious dessert a tempting treat to end any meal
By James Martin
Chestnut mousse with panettone
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  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus several hrs chilling
  • Effort: easy



  • 1 medium panettone
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 450 g mascarpone
  • 285 g sweetened chestnut purée
  • 290 ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 85 g dark chocolate, grated


1. Place a 22cm ring mould onto a baking sheet, lightly grease it and line with greaseproof paper.

2. Cut a slice from the bottom of the panettone to line the base of the mould.

3. Spoon over the rum.

4. Beat the mascarpone and chestnut puree together in a large bowl. Fold in the lightly whipped cream.

5. Spread over the base of the panettone. Chill in the fridge for several hours until firm.

6. Remove the ring by placing a hot tea towel around the edge and lift off.

7. Sprinkle over the grated chocolate and some icing sugar, slice and serve.

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