Pangiallo laziale (Italian Christmas Cakes)

Pangiallo is a traditional Italian Christmas cake, originally from Rome. Dried fruits and nuts are mixed with oil, wine, and flour to create a humble yet tasty treat that is vegan to boot! Wrap in cellophane or Christmas paper and give as gifts to friends and family.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pitted prunes

  • 1 ¼ cups raisins

  • ¾ cup whole almonds, skin removed

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup toasted hazelnuts

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied orange peel

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white wine

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, or more as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine prunes, raisins, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sugar, orange marmalade, candied orange peel, and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Pour in wine and olive oil. Add flour and mix everything into a sticky dough, adding more flour if mixture does not stick together.

  3. Shape mixture into 8 similar sized logs with wet hands and place onto prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Instead of prunes you can use any other dried fruit like figs or apricots, or a mix of all three.

Cool Pangiallo laziale completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

477 Calories
26g Fat
60g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 641mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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