Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta





Happy (early) Thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates!

I hope to be the type of wife and mother that instills a warm and loving feeling over this time of year. I want to create a special day and vibe, having the holiday makes it so very clear and makes it happen…now to infuse thanksgiving into all the days that follow and precede it.







My husband who sat through every episode of Top Chef Desserts settled on one recipe he wanted to try, Panna Cotta. I was more than happy to make it for him, we chose to make a Pumpkin Panna Cotta. If you have any need for another dessert, this can be made and stored in your refrigerator the night before any party.



INGREDIENTS (serves 6-8)


• 1 1/2 cups milk
• 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1 cup pureed pumpkin, squash or sweet potato
• 1/2 cup sugar
• ½ Tsp of pumpkin pie spice







DIRECTIONS

Put 1/2 cup of the milk in a 6- or 8-cup saucepan, and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let this sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, blend together the remaining milk, cream, pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. The mixture should be perfectly smooth.







Turn the heat under the saucepan to low, and cook the milk, stirring occasionally, until the gelatin dissolves. Pour in the cream mixture, and turn the heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until steam rises. Turn off the heat and pour mixture into your dishes, I used 4 small ramekins and two large ones.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving and I hope a very safe one.

Now OPEN UP!


34 comments:

Ami said...

where did you get those orange ramekins???

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So true... Those are marvelous panna cotta! I'd love to have one now, mmmhh.

Cheers,

Rosa

Megan said...

I love panna cotta... and pumpkin panna cotta... so perfect for this time of year!

For the feta tart, I think the vodka does something for the texture. You could always try without and see what happens. It's a replacement for some Greek liqueur that was always used (authentically) anyways.

theUngourmet said...

What a fantastic idea! I always go with pumpkin pie. This would definitely be fun to try instead. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bridgett said...

Now these are truly incredible! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday.

SprinkleBakes said...

Lovely!

claire said...

yum- such a great alternative to pumpkin pie!

mmmm! hope you have a great thanksgiving with your family!

Foodessa said...

After having read and looked at your very creative post with such unique pics...I got to wonder why I've never had panna cotta?

Interesting ingredients...which just may end up turning things around in my dessert selection next time ;o)

Happy Thanksgiving,
Claudia

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

baking.serendipity said...

I've never made a panna cotta before, but this looks delicious! Wishing you a fantastic Thanksgiving :)

~Lisa~ said...

Looks silky and delicious. Your husband is a lucky man. Happy holidays!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sounds really lite and lovely. Was it good and would you make it again? I appreciate anything I can make ahead.

I enjoy your format, a recipe with terrific quote and your cheery picture with a 10!!!! Thanks for your comments and visits and Happy Thanksgiving.

Barbara said...

Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts! So versatile. Very clever to make a pumpkin one for the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Flourchild said...

This Panno cotta looks amazing! Im glad you and your hubby love it!!
Now to check out your cookies!

Pam said...

Mmmm. This looks heavenly!

Brownieville Girl said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jennifurla.

I love the way you have made your Panna Cotta so seasonal.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Wow, what an elegant and easy dessert! I've never tried this before, but I think I have to, especially with that amazing pumpkin spice flavor. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my word looks fabulous! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

Velva said...

This is a beautiful way to infuse warmth over the holiday season. Cheers!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Velva

Nicole said...

Hi.. I came across your blog and I'm happy I did.. I must give this a try! Happy Thanksgiving!

Raina said...

Wow! Yum! I hav never tried to make this. It definitely looks delicious.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Foodiva said...

Yumm... Pumpkin pie in a smooth, creamy dessert! This looks so, so tempting... Btw, I'm loving the way you compose your photos, they really draw the readers in. :-)
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

La Vagabond Dame said...

Great post!! I loooove pumpkin anything! I will be sure to try this out :)
great blog too!
stop by sometime, xx nat
http://lavagabonddame.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Panna cotta and pumpkin together! Yum.

teresa said...

oh i so want to dig into that! happy thanksgiving!

shaz said...

I love panna cotta. Never tried it with pumpkin before. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving.

aipi said...

Silky n smooth..very tempting panna cotta!
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


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grace said...

i think your husband picked the one dessert from that show that i can actually replicate--they did some fancy stuff! hope you had a happy wattle day. :)

Jay said...

Yum...this looks super rich..:)
Tasty Appetite

Sue said...

Mmmm, I need a spoon!

Daisy said...

two of my favorite things. How smart are you to put them together!

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and thank you for stopping by my blog lately. So happy I discovered yours.

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

These are so cute! You did a great job on them :)

Ingrid said...

Good choice! Panna cotta has been on my list to try for a long time.
~ingrid

Monica H said...

Oh delicious, I would love that bite!