Fig and Caramel Trifle Recipe

Fancy and festive without being fussy. Delight your guests with this easy-to-make, flavorful Fig and Caramel Trifle for dessert. Made with creamy mascarpone cheese and your favorite panettone, this layered treat makes a stunning centerpiece for any holiday table.  To make the experience complete, pair it up one (or all) of the Rioja wine recommendations listed below. 

Fig and Caramel Trifle Recipe


  • 1 (or 3) favorite Panettone, ends trimmed and sliced into 3 rounds
  • 1 Cup Mascarpone 
  • 1 Cup Yogurt, strained 
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1 Cup Caramel Sauce 
  • 1 8 oz. Jar Fig Preserves
  • 18 Fresh Figs, halved


  • In a standard mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix mascarpone, yogurt, and cream until fully incorporated and fluffy. 
  • Assemble trifle in a 3 quart glass Trifle bowl. 
  • 1 slice of chosen panettone as the base layer, spread on  ⅓ mascarpone mix, then ⅓  preserves, ⅓ caramel sauce. Repeat until the top layer is mascarpone with fresh figs and caramel sauce.
Rioja wine holiday trifle recipe