Lemon Panna Cotta With Raspberry/Orange Sauce

"This is a super simple and extremely delicious dessert that looks very elegant when served! My guests thought I had slaved over it all day and one even thought I ordered it in! Very easy, even for first time makers! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!"
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Ready In:
8 4oz cups




  • 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 tablespoons cold water. Whisk softened gelatin and 2 tablespoons orange liquor into cream mixture.
  • Pour cream mixture into 8 (4oz) custard cups or ramekins that have been lightly coated with cooking spray (blot excess w/ a paper towel).
  • Set custard cups in a shallow pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Partially thaw raspberries and place in a food processor, and add remaining 6 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp orange liquor
  • Transfer sauce to a medium bowl.
  • 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 plate to un-mold. Spoon raspberry sauce around panna cotta and serve!
  • I substituted 4 tbsp Raspberry Lemonade(Tropicana, low sugar).
  • You can also substitute strawberries for the raspberries!

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My name is Nichol and I am 31 years old. I live in Hastings, NE with my wonderful 9 month old daughter Molly, husband David, and our cat Salem. I absolutely love to cook and come up with new recipes. I also like to cook with ingredients that my husband claims he doesn't like and then when he eats a dish I created, he LOVES it!! We hope to open our own restaurant in the next couple of years! For now I run my own catering business called Noshes by Nichol and I just thoroughly enjoy seeing the looks on peoples faces when they taste what I have created! It's the simple things in life for me and I am grateful for them every single day! Oh and GGGOOO BBBIIIGGG RRREEEDDD! We are huge Husker fans and I always make a huge spread for game days! <img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Iwasadopted.jpg">
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