Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Zeppole di San Giuseppe

These oven baked zeppole di San Giuseppe are a delicious pastry to share with family on St. Joseph’s Day and Father’s Day. Typically these are fried, but oven baked works just as well.

Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Zeppole Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Butter unsalted
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 oz. All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Topping Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries

Pour the water into a medium size pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Then add in a pinch of salt and the butter. Mix until the butter has melted.

After lowering the flame to medium/low, slowly add in the flour and continuously whisk until combined. Mix using a wooden spoon for about two more minutes until fully combined, thickened and smooth. Remove from stove top and set aside to cool off.

Preheat oven to 400°F and place rack in middle position.

Once cooled off, add the eggs one at a time into the dough and mix together using a wooden spoon. Make sure that each egg is fully incorporated into the dough before adding the next egg. Mix until the dough is thickened and smooth, like a thick cream, for about 5 minutes.

Once completely mixed, scoop into a pastry bag with a star tip. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then squeeze out the zeppole in a circular motion, leaving an empty hole in the center.

Place the zeppole into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. At 25 minutes, check to see if they are lightly brown and if not, bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once the zeppole have cooled, add the heavy cream into a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk on a medium speed until the heavy cream has turned into whipped cream. Do not whisk too long or it will turn to butter.

Add in the mascarpone cheese and lightly fold into itself using a wooden spoon until fully combined.

Scoop the cream topping into a pastry bag with a tip and squeeze the cream mixture on top of each zeppole.

Add a Maraschino cherry on top of each and enjoy!

Other options: You can cut the zeppole in half horizontally and fill it with the cream or you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top for added sweetness.

Zeppole di San Giuseppe
Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Zeppole Di San Giuseppe

Pasquale Sciarappa
These oven baked zeppole di San Giuseppe are a delicious pastry to share with the family for St. Joseph's Day and Father's Day.
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Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

Zeppole Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Butter unsalted
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 oz. All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Topping Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries

Instructions
 

  • Pour the water into a medium size pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Then add in a pinch of salt and the butter. Mix until the butter has melted.
  • After lowering the flame to medium/low, slowly add in the flour and continuously whisk until combined. Mix using a wooden spoon for about two more minutes until fully combined, thickened and smooth. Remove from stove top and set aside to cool off.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and place rack in middle position.
  • Once cooled off, add the eggs one at a time into the dough and mix together using a wooden spoon. Make sure that each egg is fully incorporated into the dough before adding the next egg. Mix until the dough is thickened and smooth, like a thick cream, for about 5 minutes.
  • Once completely mixed, scoop into a pastry bag with a star tip. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then squeeze out the zeppole in a circular motion, leaving an empty hole in the center.
  • Place the zeppole into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. At 25 minutes, check to see if they are lightly brown and if not, bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Once the zeppole have cooled, add the heavy cream into a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk on a medium speed until the heavy cream has turned into whipped cream. Do not whisk too long or it will turn to butter.
  • Add in the mascarpone cheese and lightly fold into itself using a wooden spoon until fully combined.
  • Scoop the cream topping into a pastry bag with a tip and squeeze the cream mixture on top of each zeppole. Add a Maraschino cherry on top of each and enjoy!

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