Lemon Panna Cotta with Driscoll’s Berries Compote

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Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote is easy to prepare and beautifully elegant!  This dessert is perfect for hot summer months – cool, refreshing, and perfectly sweet!

Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote from MomOnTimeout.com Easier than you think and so, so delicious!

Fresh berries are one of summer’s sweetest pleasures.  I mean, there really is nothing better than a perfectly ripe, sweet berry – am I right?  I have been a Driscoll’s berries shopper for as long as I can remember.  I feel confident in the beautifully ripe berries from Driscoll’s and know how much my family will enjoy their natural sweetness.

Reece and Bryce have always been berry lovers and I like to keep a variety of berries on hand. Right now their favorite is raspberries.  They love to put a raspberry on each finger and then suck the berries off.  Boys :)

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As you can imagine, we go through a lot of berries in our house and enjoy them in so many ways – pancakes, smoothies, cookies and more!  We’ll take berries any way we can get them!  Last week the boys and I headed to Lucky Super Market to pick up some berries and other summer food essentials.

Berries were on sale Buy One Get One so we may have gone just a teensy bit overboard in our berry-buying adventure.  That’s okay though!  It gave me an opportunity to make up a berry-licious dessert for my family.

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Lemon Panna Cotta is one of the most delightful desserts you will ever taste!  So, so creamy and that bright lemon flavor just bursts through with each bite, perfectly complementing the sweetness of the berry compote.

Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote from MomOnTimeout.com Easier than you think and so, so delicious!

Don’t let the name discourage you from trying this easy-to-prepare and delicious recipe!  Think of it as a lemon pudding with a berry sauce on top :)  The name just sounds fancy!

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This dessert is perfect for hot summer months – cool, refreshing, and perfectly sweet!  I love that it can be made ahead of time and pulled out in a jif for when friends and family stop by.  It’s also quite a show-stopper for parties!  Serving up this dessert in clear containers is a must!  It’s just too pretty not to :)

Now, having two little boys, I opted for clear acrylic so mommy doesn’t end up crying when something gets dropped ;)

Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote from MomOnTimeout.com Easier than you think and so, so delicious!

While we enjoy fresh berries immensely, sometimes it’s nice to turn them into a lovely summer’s day treat like this dessert.  Relatively simple to prepare yet it looks like a million bucks.  Make sure to plan ahead because the panna cotta requires time to set up.

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Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

Lemon Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

Yields 6 servings. Recipe adapted from All You magazine.

Ingredients

    Lemon Panna Cotta
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (1/4 oz) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbls lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mixed Berry Compote
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups fresh berries
  • 2-3 Tbls granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbls honey
  • 1 Tbls fresh lemon juice

Instructions

    Lemon Panna Cotta
  1. Pour lemon juice into a bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let stand just until gelatin softens - approximately 5 minutes. Do NOT let the gelatin harden.
  2. Whisk together sugar and lemon zest in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add half and half and Greek Yogurt.
  4. Whisk together over medium high heat just until sugar dissolves and mixture is simmering. 2-3 minutes. (Do NOT boil.)
  5. Add gelatin mixture and vanilla and continue whisking until gelatin has dissolved and is fully incorporated.
  6. Carefully pour into six ramekins or cups and refrigerate until firm. At least 4 hours.
  7. Mixed Berry Compote
  8. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and berries begin to break down, approximately 3 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to low and continue cookies for another 4-6 minutes until compote slightly thickens.
  10. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
  11. Refrigerate until panna cotta is set up.
  12. Spoon gently over panna cotta immediately before serving.
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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous Trish! I’ve never made panna cotta before. I need to get on it, it sounds wonderful!
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  2. This looks fabulous! I have never made it before but I so need to get on this right away!
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  3. This is stunning, Trish! I love lemon and berries together – such a great pair!
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  4. LOL, we use clear acrylic a lot in my house, too. :-) This panna cotta is soooooooo pretty, Trish! Love it!
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  5. Love when the kids are berry lovers. My son would love this treat for sure! You make it look so pretty and classy!
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  6. I LOVE Driscoll’s. It’s the only kind I ever buy :)
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  7. Wow! This sounds absolutely delicious! I need to make this soon!
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  8. Love this dessert!!! So very pretty and I bet tastes knock-your-socks-off good!!

  9. Oh my gosh, that looks SO scrumptious. You’re making me hungry.
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  10. This looks like something I need to make ASAP. I had no idea panna cotta could be made using Greek yogurt. I’m sold!

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