Cranberry Panna Cotta is such a pretty dish. There are times you may want to mix things up a bit and do something that will surprise and delight your family and guests at a special holiday meal. This recipe will do just that.
Cranberry Panna Cotta
Ingredients: Makes 8 to 10 servings
- Canola oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons cranberry juice concentrate
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- 2 ¼ cups plain whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 ¾ cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup cranberry sauce ( Homemade or commercial)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Combine 2 tablespoons water and juice concentrate in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water, stirring to blend. Let stand until the gelatin blooms, for about 15 minutes. While that is working, whisk the Greek yogurt and ¾ cup of cream in a large bowl and set aside.
Combine 1 cup of the heavy cream, salt, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove it from the heat and add the infused bloomed gelatin to the hot cream mixture; whisk until the gelatin is dissolved. Add the gelatin and hot sugared cream to the yogurt mixture, whisking until blended. Fold in the cranberry sauce and pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator uncovered for one hour, then cover and keep refrigerated for at least 8 hours or overnight or until the Panna Cotta has set.
Serve it in the ramekins with a bit of whipped topping and garnish with a few candied cranberries or cranberry sauce (or if you prefer, invert it onto a dessert dish).
Notes: Panna Cotta is a dessert that needs to be prepared a day ahead to ensure its perfection. This recipe can be prepared a few days ahead, kept covered and refrigerated. You can make the Cranberry Yogurt Panna Cotta in a cake pan. If you choose to make one big Panna Cotta, if possible, use a flat platter or large flat plate to invert the Panna Cotta. A serving piece with sloping sides won’t allow the dessert to lie flat and will make it harder to slice and serve. If you prefer your Panna Cotta a bit softer, use plain yogurt in place of the greek yogurt.
Again, this Cranberry Panna Cotta is a dessert that allows the cranberries to shine through in a very special way. Its smooth creamy texture with a wonderful cranberry flavor makes it a very special dessert for the holidays and any cranberry lover.
Time to eat…
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