A creamy vanilla gelatin-based dessert that is easy, quick, and very tasty. Make the berry sauce an hour before serving.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the panna cottas:
For the berry sauce:

Directions

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  • In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water; set aside. Place cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla bean in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the vanilla bean.

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  • Add gelatin and water to the hot cream mixture. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Pour into 6 lightly oiled 1/2-cup dariole molds (or other small cylindrical molds) and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.

  • To make the berry sauce, combine berries and sugar in a bowl. Crush berries slightly with the back of a spoon, and mix in the brandy. Let stand for an hour until it has a syrupy consistency.

  • Unmold panna cottas and serve with berry sauce.

Nutrition Facts

513.8 calories; 3.4 g protein; 25.9 g carbohydrates; 163 mg cholesterol; 47.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
I'll admit that I changed things here cuz I needed something with less far fat. I really appreciated the starting point, though and hope to make it as the recipe states at another point. That said, it was a big hit. I actually just used 2% milk instead of cream. I also didn't wait 8 hours--only about 3. The consistency was like Jello. It was a nice light flavor. Also didn't have brandy so just used the berries and sugar. My fussy, fussy eaters were full of compliments and the dieters were delighted to know they weren't doing too much damage to the diet. Thanks. I'm looking forward to trying it again both your way and mine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
I'll admit that I changed things here cuz I needed something with less far fat. I really appreciated the starting point, though and hope to make it as the recipe states at another point. That said, it was a big hit. I actually just used 2% milk instead of cream. I also didn't wait 8 hours--only about 3. The consistency was like Jello. It was a nice light flavor. Also didn't have brandy so just used the berries and sugar. My fussy, fussy eaters were full of compliments and the dieters were delighted to know they weren't doing too much damage to the diet. Thanks. I'm looking forward to trying it again both your way and mine! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2010
great reciepe for bulk. I did a 200 person party and used it. Just make sure to freeze it in rubber molds if you are not serving it in a dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2007
great recipe most recipes for panna cotta use sheet gelatine and it is not so easy to find as powdered. I'm not a fan of frozen berries and fresh are not available so I served it with rhubarb and strawberry compote. ( strawberries available all year in Australia) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2011
Wonderful recipe! Perfect consistency and not too sweet. I used half and half cream plus a bit of vanilla and rum extract instead of infusing w vanilla bean. Also omitted the sauce. Delicious light and creamy.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
The recipe for the panna cotta itself is great. All cream! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2011
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this was to make. It certainly tastes delicious. I am making it again tonight for guests. I infused the cream with lavender while it cooked and sliced fresh berries very finely instead of squishing them. A lovely spring dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
I use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (instead of bean) 3 cups Half and Half (instead of cream) and Carmel (instead of berry sauce). Always satisfies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
Super easy. Very good. Next time I will probably reduce the fat by using half and half. I added vanilla extract because I didn't have vanilla beans. Great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2015
Fantastic recipe. Only I used orange sauce instead of berry Read More
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