Lemon Panna Cotta With Raspberry-Orange Sauce


You'll love this silky-smooth dessert.

8 servings


  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons very finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 4 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (such as Grand Marnier), divided

  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen raspberries

  • 6 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 (6 ounce) container fresh raspberries


  1. Bring cream, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon zest to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, soften gelatin in 2 generous Tbs. cold water. Whisk softened gelatin and 2 Tbs. orange liqueur into cream mixture.

  2. Pour cream mixture into 8 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups that have been lightly coated with vegetable cooking spray (blot excess oil with a paper towel). Set custard cups in a shallow pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

  3. Partially thaw raspberries on countertop. Place in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and add remaining 6 Tbs. sugar and 2 Tbs. orange liqueur. Transfer sauce to a medium bowl (if you want a seedless sauce, strain first through a fine-mesh sieve). Stir in fresh raspberries, and let stand about 1 hour.

  4. When ready to serve, run a thin-bladed knife around each dessert to loosen; turn onto a dessert plate to unmold. Spoon raspberry sauce around panna cotta and serve.


Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
33g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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