Mascarpone & Jam Toast With Sprinkles

October 19, 2022
10 Ratings
Photo by Ty Mecham. Prop Stylst: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Kate Buckens.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Note from the editor on November 28, 2022: After reading the feedback on this recipe, we understand that we made a mistake here and we apologize to our community. We have updated the title as well as the author's note to demonstrate that Fairy Bread was a source of inspiration for this dish but is in no way reflective of the beloved classic. We're constantly striving to publish thoughtful food content—we value and appreciate our community, and thank you for your feedback.

Perfect for dessert or an afternoon treat, this recipe starts with Sara Lee®'s new White Made with Veggies Bread (hello, sneaky vegetables) and layers on sweetened mascarpone cheese plus a super-quick fruit compote. The addition of sprinkles was inspired by one of the signature elements of Fairy Bread—a crunchy-sweet combo of white bread, butter, and sprinkles from Australia and New Zealand—but the ones shown here are different from the colorful, round sprinkles (known as "hundreds and thousands") traditionally used. —Samantha Seneviratne

Test Kitchen Notes

For more sandwich inspiration, check out The Big Bread Reveal. This recipe is shared in partnership with Sara Lee® Bread. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • Lots of sprinkles
  • 4 slices Sara Lee® White Made with Veggies Bread, toasted
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla bean seeds. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring often. Mash to your desired consistency.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook just until the mixture has thickened, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar, and orange zest to combine.
  4. Divide the mascarpone evenly between the 4 slices of toasted Sara Lee Veggie Bread. Top evenly with the cooled raspberry compote. Garnish with sprinkles.

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21 Reviews

ClooneyTune December 4, 2022
I specifically signed up for this website in order to add another review protesting the mention of fairy bread anywhere near this recipe. The recipe sounds tasty as heck but it isn't even remotely inspired by fairy bread... You can't fancy up fairy bread, to be inspired by fairy bread you're being inspired by the glory of simplicity. Maybe you were going for the rage clicks and if you were you've done well
Ana November 27, 2022
I have my own experience with people appropriating one half of my cultural background, but this is not even appreciation on my other half... Fairy bread is literally the most basic of foods and requires so little effort a toddler could make it with minimal supervision. While I think this MIGHT be nice, this is not fairy bread.
Erin A. November 28, 2022
Hi Ana, thank you for your feedback on this recipe. We have updated the page to properly reflect that Fairy Bread was a source of inspiration for this recipe, but that it is not the classic.
Musicgrl78 November 27, 2022
Why would you try and destroy the Australian classic of fairy bread by putting jam and marscapone cheese on it? Fairy bread is an old classic oh cheap white bread, butter/margarine and 100’s and 1000’s. That is it! It is supposed to be easy, quick and simple. Don’t much with the classics and call it fairy bread.
Erin A. November 28, 2022
Hi Musicgrl78, thank you for sharing your feedback on this recipe—we value all feedback from our community, and have made updates to this page to properly reflect that this recipe is not Fairy Bread, but just a source of inspiration.
Vicki H. November 19, 2022
It diappoints me that Food 52 would put this recipe on their website. I respect their busineesand growth because of the quality they have. This makes me question where is it going.
Madison T. November 28, 2022
Hey Vicki H—thank you for sharing this feedback, we very much appreciate it. We have updated this recipe to properly reflect that Fairy Bread was a source of inspiration for this recipe, but that it is not the beloved classic.
/anne... November 15, 2022
Fairy bread is made with fresh white bread (not sugary American bread), butter, and hundreds and thousands. No toast, and never jam.

Hundreds and thousands are tiny, brightly coloured and ROUND. Coloured logs are NEVER used on Fairy bread.

This is cultural appropriation.
Lmpchristiansen November 15, 2022
Literally every thing you do every day could be called cultural appropriation. Our cultures have all been influenced and inspired by other cultures for thousands of years. Imitation is a form of flattery. That said, I do think they should have changed the name a bit or stressed how this is merely inspired by fairy bread in Australia. Otherwise it could be misleading thinking Aussies eat this. And the Australian version sounds much better. I would never make this.
ClooneyTune December 4, 2022
You don't understand fairy bread if you think this is even a distant relation, sorry
danmeek November 15, 2022
You can't just take a recipe from another food culture and COMPLETELY CHANGE IT and claim it was 'inspired by...' the original. This recipe is confused at a very fundamental level — the jam and cream cheese are more like scones than fairy bread. I really feel bad for the author thinking they really did something here.
Erin A. November 28, 2022
Hi danmeek, thank you for sharing your feedback on this recipe—we value all feedback from our community, and appreciate you sharing yours here. We made a mistake here and have updated the page to properly reflect that this recipe is not classic Fairy Bread.
AussieCheeseymite November 15, 2022
The hell is this recipe?!

At least you got the Aussie and New Zealand nostalgic childhood snack part correct, anything else in this recipe isn't even Fairy Bread???

You can make this recipe if you want to, but it's not fairy bread at all.
Internet R. November 14, 2022
Nope!. Nope! Nope! Fresh bread, not toast. With the crusts cut off. A good quality butter on white fine textured bread. Sprinkles. Anything else is extra and not required.

I understand the evolution of food, but don't ruin this one with weirdness.
Rosemary November 14, 2022
Nobody in Australia EVER toasts the bread for fairy bread. It is only a small party treat with fresh bread and butter and some 100s and 1000sand always served cut into triangles. Small serves. Simple. This recipe looks YUCK.
Madison T. November 28, 2022
Hi Rosemary! Thank you for sharing this thoughtful feedback, we very much appreciate it. We made a mistake with our original sharing of this recipe and have updated the page to properly reflect that this recipe is not classic Fairy Bread.
Gina T. November 14, 2022
Worst recipe ever!!! What a terrible thing to feed someone. It shocks me, no food value at all. So much sugar!!!
FS November 14, 2022
Agreed. This "recipe" is just an advertisement for the Sara Lee made with veggies bread.
Katherine B. November 14, 2022
That was my initial reaction, but the ingredients are pretty good and only 2T of sugar. And this would be a treat not an every day thing.
FS November 14, 2022
There's more than just the 2 tablespoons of sugar. There's confectioner's sugar and the natural fruit sugar in the raspberries. Add to that the sugars and carbs in the bread plus the sugary sprinkles.
Yes, it can be a treat. I happen to be diabetic and notice the "hidden" carbs and sugars.
FS November 14, 2022
Nice to have if one needs a sugar rush ...