Panna Cotta di Casa

Enjoy this simply gorgeous custard dessert topped with berry sauce.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs
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Panna Cotta di Casa
Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4
cups regular or fat-free half-and-half or light cream
1
envelope unflavored gelatin
2
6 ounce carton thick and creamy lemon lowfat yogurt
1
10 ounce jar lemon curd
1
8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese or one 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened*
1
recipe Berry Sauce
 
Mint leaves (optional)
Directions
  1. Lightly coat eight 6-ounce custard cups with nonstick spray; set aside. Place 1/2 cup of the half-and-half in a 2-cup glass measure. Sprinkle in gelatin. Let stand 5 minutes. Microwave, uncovered, on 50 percent power (medium) for 1 to 2 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved, stirring every 30 seconds; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the yogurt, lemon curd, and mascarpone cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining half and half on low speed. Slowly pour in the warm gelatin mixture, beating on low speed until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among prepared cups. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. To serve, remove panna cotta by running a thin metal spatula around inside edges of custard cups. Dip bottoms of cups briefly in warm water to loosen. Invert each cup onto a dessert plate. Top each with Berry Sauce. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and top with fresh mint. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

If using cream cheese, beat cheese with an electric mixer in bowl until smooth. Add yogurt and lemon curd; beat until smooth.

Berry Sauce
Ingredients
1/4
cup Marsala or red grape juice
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2
6 inch sprigs fresh rosemary
1 1/2
teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/2
teaspoons water
1/4
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1
cup fresh blueberries
Directions
  1. In a saucepan combine each Marsala or red grape juice, water, and sugar; peppercorns, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve. Discard peppercorns and rosemary. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir cornstarch into water. Add to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and balsamic vinegar and blueberries. Cover and chill sauce until serving time.
Nutrition Facts (Panna Cotta di Casa)
    Per serving:
  • 376 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 79 mg chol.,
  • 89 mg sodium,
  • 46 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 38 g sugar,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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