Vanilla-Honey Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

vanilla-honey panna cotta with blueberry sauce Dessert Italian
Vanilla-Honey Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

This classic Italian dessert makes the most of the season's fresh blueberries, but you can substitute any flavor of jam, too. MORE+ LESS-

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Updated November 18, 2011


Blueberry Sauce

cups (1 1/2 pints) fresh blueberries
cup water
cup sugar
tablespoon lemon juice

Panna Cotta

cups whipping cream
cup honey
vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
cup water
envelope unflavored gelatin
cup whole-fat buttermilk


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  • 1
    To make blueberry sauce, in 2-quart saucepan, heat to boiling blueberries, 1 cup water and the sugar over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken, stirring occasionally and crushing some of the berries with back of spoon. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • 2
    To make panna cotta, in another 2-quart saucepan, heat to boiling whipping cream, honey, vanilla bean and seeds over medium heat. Remove from heat; cover and let cream steep 30 minutes to infuse vanilla flavor into liquid.
  • 3
    When cream is steeped, in small bowl, pour 1/4 cup water; sprinkle gelatin over water. Set aside.
  • 4
    Reheat cream mixture. Remove vanilla bean and seeds; add softened gelatin. Remove from heat; beat with whisk until gelatin is dissolved. Add buttermilk; beat with whisk until blended.
  • 5
    To assemble desserts, spoon small amount of blueberry sauce in bottom of each serving glass or dish. Carefully pour panna cotta mixture over sauce. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Cut down on an extra step; replace the blueberry sauce with your favorite jam.
  • Don’t have a vanilla bean on hand? Just replace the vanilla bean with 2 teaspoons of vanilla. By doing this, there is no need to steep.
  • Make a double batch of blueberry sauce. Just refrigerate and serve over ice cream or pie!

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