Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Sorry folks, no TWD this week.  As much as I really wanted to make the Thanksgiving Twofer Pie (and I really did), my sister-in-law's nut allergies banned it from our holiday table, and we really don't need an extra pie this week.

Instead, I bring you pomegranate panna cotta, devised by yours truly for the POM Wonderful Pomegranate Recipe contest.  I heart pomegranates, so I was psyched to come up with something for this contest that I heard about through the foodie blogroll.

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

3 gelatin leaves
1 1/2 cups cream
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish (dark chocolate shavings would look great too!)

soak gelatin leaves in cold water and allow them to become squishy.

heat cream pomegranate juice, and sugar over medium heat until just under a boil.  remove from heat, stir in gelatin until dissolved.  stir in vanilla.

pour into ramekins or martini glasses.  place plastic wrap directly on surface and place in fridge to chill until set.  

serve straight from vessel or upend it on a plate and garnish with pomegranate seeds.  You may need to hold the ramekin in some hot water for a few seconds, or use a knife to loosen the panna cotta from the sides of the vessel.


ttfn300 said...

Love it!!

Peabody said...

What a lovely color of pink it makes.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Great entry! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Jonathan Hamilton said...

mmmm, I've made a similar Panna Cotta and added some Pama pomegranate liquer into the mix. I'll be trying this on New Year's Eve!