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Lemon Panna Cotta

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Panna Cotta is an old treat from the mountains of Italy, and you'll be so surprised how incredibly easy it is to make. It's luscious, has a silky texture, refreshing with subtle lemon flavor, and a great choice for family dinners or special company. Feel free to garnish with any fresh fruit that's in season if you desire."
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4 h 35 m servings 489
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place lemon juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over it. Let stand for about 15 minutes until gelatin softens.
  2. Combine heavy cream, sugar, and 2 tablespoons lemon zest in a saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a simmer. Whisk in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in orange liqueur.
  3. Strain the cream mixture into a medium bowl and divide evenly among small glass bowls or ramekins.
  4. Place uncovered panna cottas into the refrigerator until set, at least 4 hours. If time permits, cover the bowls with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  5. Garnish with remaining lemon zest before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 489 calories; 44 21.6 3.5 163 48 Full nutrition

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Delicious! This is so good! I didn't have any Grand Marnier, so I used home made Limoncello that I had! Wow! This is delicious! I sliced fresh strawberries and put on top! Compliments the lemon ...