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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.
3.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian


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!


Keyword oven baked, pastry, zeppole, zeppole di san giuseppe
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