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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 41g; fat 33.2g; cholesterol 122.3mg; sodium 36.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2005
Delicious! but I'll add a little more lemon next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2013
I was looking forward to trying this and must admit that I am bewildered by all the great reviews. Despite the bit of lemon rind and the Grand Marnier it was quite tasteless. After all it basically was mostly heavy cream with gelatin a little sugar and a bit of flavor. It needs more lemon and maybe some vanilla or more Grand Marnier and orange zest. However the raspberry sauce was very good. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2005
Delicious! but I'll add a little more lemon next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2007
I loved this recipe and it was a hit with all my in-laws as well. I've now make it twice - the first time I used too much gelatin and it was a bit "tough". The second time it turned out much creamier. Word of advice - get the lemon rind as finely ground as possible and try to make sure it doesn't clump together in the panna cotta. I liked the sauce made with Grand Marnier. I had to subsitute raspberries for strawberries and the sauce still turned out delicious though a bit sweeter than with raspberry. I would not recommend trying to make this days in advance of when you'll be serving it - it gets tried out and icky - it's much better if you make it only the day before or the morning before your event. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
Soooooo good. It's very simple to do so I probably make it far too much! The only thing I do dfferently is substitute orange juice for the liqueur. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
made EXACTLY as written. this was extraordinary. simple easy to make. lovely flavor (although could have stood a touch more lemon flavor). The sauce was delightful. Served this for dessert after a steak dinner and it was the perfect finish to a heavy meal. I will make this time and time again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
I'm not sure why but I always believed that Panna Cotta was difficult time consuming or complicated. I could not have been more wrong! This was so easy fast and fun to make and the outcome is fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly. We loved it. I am sure I will be making this often. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
Fantastic for those who like orange liqueurs. This is my absolute favorite panna cotta recipe and there are many out there. Thanks for putting on this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2008
Great recipe very fresh tasting even without the carton of fresh raspberries. I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract with the geletin just for a little more depth of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
This was good. I followed the recipe 100%. It would probably be just as yummy with strawberry sauce or other homemade sauces. I made 6 servings from this recipe but I felt that the sauce was enough for at least 6 additional servings. I think if you cut the sauce ingredients in half then it would suffice for 6 or servings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2011
I added extra lemon zest but found the sauce overpowered the lemon flavour anyway. Both components were delicious seperately but I don't think I'll make both together again... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2013
I was looking forward to trying this and must admit that I am bewildered by all the great reviews. Despite the bit of lemon rind and the Grand Marnier it was quite tasteless. After all it basically was mostly heavy cream with gelatin a little sugar and a bit of flavor. It needs more lemon and maybe some vanilla or more Grand Marnier and orange zest. However the raspberry sauce was very good. Read More
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